By Sean Cawley
I may be a West Coast resident now, but I was born and raised in Omaha, NE.
Home to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. headquarters, Omaha is also home to me and I make it a point to return each year to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting with my brother, Brian Cawley.
This year, the trip to Omaha was especially exciting because my brother and I are now fully licensed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate agents. Brian works out of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ Laguna Beach office, and I work out of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties’ Scottsdale office, as well as California Properties’ Beverly Hills office.
My sister, Shannon, also works out of the Beverly Hills office as an agent, and my other sister, Michaela, sells real estate in Cape Town, South Africa. (It’s no secret that our mother Cindy Cawley inspired all of my siblings to get into the real estate business; she has been a top-producing agent based out of Omaha for more than 20 years. Thanks for inspiring us, Mom!)
For each of the years I’ve attended the Annual Shareholders Meeting with my brother, I learn more about the company and its unique corporate culture. However, after the meeting ends each year, my big takeaway is always the same: There is no other organization in the world that has the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway. I understand this concept deeply and as an agent under the new brand, I wear the Cabernet and Cream badge proudly when working with my clients. I realize what this tremendous affiliation means and make it real in every transaction I put together.
And if you weren’t in Omaha for the meeting this year, fear not!
I’ve put together a one-minute video that attempts to capture my experience. From Borsheims’ cocktail reception, to the convention floor exhibits, to the Invest in Yourself 5k, the weekend was a series of thrilling events and unforgettable moments that reinforce everything we read about Berkshire Hathaway and everything we strive to become because of our association with such a world-class brand.
SEAN CAWLEY is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. Visit his website at www.SeanCawley.com. You can also visit his brother Brian Cawley’s website at www.BrianCawley.com. Sean joined our writing team in May 2014 and this is his first post. Welcome, Sean!