Bob Dikman races Porsches. It’s intense and exhilarating. Racing puts your mind and body on high alert and can be a great adrenaline rush. After all, a mistake at 150 miles per hour is not the same as a mistake made while sitting at one’s desk. But for as much fun as racing is, Bob Dikman is equally passionate about being a spotter for TRG (The Racers Group) a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series team owned by Kevin Buckler. TRG is one of the acknowledged leaders in sports car racing. A spotter in auto racing is a trained team member whose job is to relay information to the driver, keeping him or her alert as to what is occurring on the race track, outside of the drivers own view. Spotters are typically positioned high above the track, atop one of the grandstands or other support buildings, with a bird’s eye view of the circuit. At the Rolex 24, Bob Dikman will spot standing above the tower. Spotters keep in constant contact with their drivers, crew chief and owner via two-way radio communication while monitoring race control. Spotters are considered the drivers’ “eyes in the sky”. Lapses in a spotter’s concentration can have significant consequences to the team’s performance. In addition, the spotter also has to look out for his driver’s well being because when something happens on a race track, it happens in the blink of an eye.
The same can be said for managing The Dikman Company. Professional designations such as SIOR, CCIM, CRB, and ALC all convey the level of education attained so you are assured that your team member has the highest level of training. Bob’s job, much like that of a spotter, is to clearly relay information to you about a particular property or current economic condition, to keep you, the client alert and current as to what is going on in the market. Just as a driver must trust in his spotter’s ability to see the broad picture on the race track, clients must trust that his or her broker can see and anticipate changes in the road ahead. He must be well trained in the art of careful attention and good communication. A successful transaction is largely the broker’s responsibility, and having one with as much knowledge, training and ability as The Dikman Company, is the key to spotting good investments that will drive your financial success to the checkered flag.