For those unaware, I married into an Italian family. This will go down as perhaps one of the greatest moments of my life. One of the “mandates” placed upon me was that I needed to become familiar with the Godfather movies. As a non-Italian, it was made clear to me that I needed to view the two Godfather movies as a “training” series. Now, mind you, tongues were firmly planted in cheeks. Also, do not argue with me, or them, that there are three Godfather movies.
There were only two. [stares at you] Capiche?
The character that I identified with, for some obvious reasons, was Tom Hagen. The character was played by a young Robert Duvall. Tom was an adopted son of the Corleone family; Sonny Corleone found him homeless in the street and brought him home. The Corleone family raised and educated Tom as though he was their own son.
Tom’s roll in the family was of counselor. In the Italian syndicate vernacular, he was, “Consigliere.” He advised the Godfather of the Corleone family, arranged meetings, and paved the way for future family business.
Your Real Estate Consigliere
Recently, another family indicated to me that I was their family’s real estate guy. I am blessed beyond belief to have a good handful of families that routinely call on my services, no matter the real estate matter. It is an honor to be drawn into the lives of dear families, to meet them in the gritty details of life, and help them through the real estate process.