Luke Van Wyhe has lived a life many learn about through film or interviews.
He traveled the United States with artists like Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears, and for Van Wyhe, it was like “something out of a dream.”
“It’s a shock when (country singer) Miranda Lambert wants you to escort her out of a sold-out show so that she can wave to all the fans that make her career possible,” Van Wyhe said.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced him to transition to touring homes with prospective buyers. For RE/MAX Fine Properties, North Phoenix’s Van Wyhe works with clients in Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Surprise, Fountain Hills, New River, Desert Hills, Glendale and Paradise Valley.
As a former U.S. Marine, Van Wyhe saw his music industry job end when the pandemic struck.
“What was happening in the world felt unbelievable,” Van Wyhe said. “Nothing looked like it did just a few short weeks or months before. Many people lost their jobs because of the pandemic and had to start new. I, along with many others, needed to pivot careers.”
At the time, venues were bare. He needed to act fast.
“It was an interesting journey to discover what I wanted to do with my life,” Van Wyhe said. “I had to look internally and dive deep to consider my skills, how they translated to this new role, and how my past prepared me perfectly for this new adventure.”
With the built-in bravery of a Marine, and a touch of rock star charisma, Van Wyhe changed his professional direction and become a RE/MAX Fine Properties real estate agent.
After one month, he sold his first home for $50,000 over the listing price, with 15 offers on the table. As a celebrated addition to the prominent real estate team, Van Wyhe started to build a substantial clientele as well as a reputation for connecting with people and understanding their needs.
Looking back after two years since his pivot, Van Wyhe really understands the saying “it’s never too late.”
“Pandemic or not, if you feel like you need a change in your life, the time is now,” he said. “If the last two years have taught me anything, it is that the time for brave action is always now.”
Van Wyhe enjoys is new chapter with RE/MAX Fine Properties. He’s happy to talk about his previous career. As a matter of fact, it energizes him.
“It is all part of the story that led me here,” he said.
Luke Van Wyhe
RE/MAX Fine Properties
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