zeeman splittingI’m absolutely fascinated with studying the real world, and finding ways to explain or predict results. This drive eventually led me to the University of Alberta, where, in 2005, I graduated with a degree in Physics. Ever since then I have been trying to show how and why things happen. I am currently looking at the factors that influence real estate markets, which is a deep and extremely interesting topic – ask me about it sometime!
At first glance, it’s not apparent how a physics degree relates to real estate. The truth is, there are a lot of ways that it does. First, Physicists are researchers. When examining a problem (or a real estate transaction) we get down to business. We look at things from all angles – the numbers, the details, the full story, everything- and leave no stone unturned. That’s the kind of thoroughness you need when buying or selling a piece of property.
If you’re an investor, then there are even more benefits. All investments are based on numbers. If the numbers don’t make sense, then there’s no point investing. Numbers come naturally to me – I crave them. It doesn’t matter what deal I’m working on, I’m always looking at the numbers. Does the return make sense? Does the purchase price make sense? What’s the maximum a person can pay for the potential return? The list can go on and on, but it’s all just second nature to a die hard number cruncher like myself.