Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / by Grant Howard
Brace yourself!!! This is a long one…
There are days we all have that it can be difficult to find something to happy about. Something I focus on every day is finding something to be thankful for, regardless of how small that “thing” might be. I have since implemented gratitudes into my businesses by having a meeting every morning at 8:45 where we all share gratitude. This ensures that everyone that I work with can find that “1 thing” to be thankful for and do our best to start the day off right. We call this our Gratitude Huddle.
Another thing I am grateful for our The Peeps that work with me. I truly have an amazing team and feel blessed that I have the privilege to work beside them every single day.
Part of my Vision statement says “Have this business being family oriented so that every team member is valued and all members have potential to grow to the level they desire” and we definitely are living this o ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / by Cortney Kaczmarek
What You Focus On Expands
Seems silly…..why does anything need to expand in my life?
How would your world change if all your energy went into 1 action that drastically changed your quality of life in more than one way?
Gary Keller wrote the book titled The 1 Thing which explains that we need 1 action item to focus on so that by doing it will make everything else easier or unnecessary. He teaches us to do this in 7 different aspects of our life: Spiritual, Physical Health, Key Relationships, Personal, Job, Business, and Finances.
My 1 Thing for business is: “Through Culture Increase Growth, Production, and Profitability”. The reason I chose this statement is to put my focus on running The Howard Group like a business and not just selling real estate. My drive to work is not to help people buy and sell real estate (although I do enjoy the process) rather it is to help people develop a career that they love. ...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 / by Grant Howard
In the Real Estate industry, you will find a countless number of companies, groups, leaders and personality types. They all have one common goal...to sell real estate. As in many sales positions, the number is the ultimate goal. We are very familiar with several other companies and their "sales" positions. The end goal clouds up the ultimate reason for selling a product, or a service, in the first place. The goal should be to help someone or to provide a service that is far above the rest.
We truly believe The Howard Group has achieved that!
Do we all work for money? Of course! The difference is that that is not what keeps us going and doing what we do.
We love our jobs!
Our agents love helping people sell their homes and find home buyers the home of their dreams. Their end goal is seeing the faces of their clients after they close on their home. What a privilege to be a part of such a milestone. We see it as a game almost. We strive to do anything ...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / by Ryan Fellows
The time has come! You have pulled the trigger on selling your home!
Well…you have to make it presentable. Prune and primp the yard and landscaping, deep clean your home, and declutter everything. However, we know, the first thing on you mind is the presentation of the inside of your house. The curtains, the carpet, the decor; it all needs to be done!
Here are a few tips that can help you to make your home as presentable as possible for the photographer and potential buyers.
Staging Your Home
When real estate professionals discuss “staging” homes, many people think that you need to spend a large sum of money in redecorating and new pieces for your home. This is not the case. Staging is just making sure that everything has a place and that place makes sense. Ensuring that everything has a place will also make it easier for you to show your home at a moment’s notice.
Potential buyer ...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / by Ryan Fellows
So, apparently sometimes I get deep in thought and wonder the meaning of life. :) My latest thought has to do with happiness. I feel as though this word means different things to different people. It makes me wonder why one single word can have so many different meanings and mean something different to each person I talk to.
The idea stemmed from our team practices. Our way of interviewing a potential team member does not fall into the category of the atypical type interviews where an uninterested second-tiered manager gets assigned the job of interviewing several candidates. All while using a cloned copy of standard interview questions. You know the ones. Tell me about a time when…. What are your strengths?.... What are your weaknesses?....What makes you the best person for this position? These questions are great for a $9.00/hr job at the local fast food joint where the turnover rate is astronomical and they, in all actuality, like it that way. However, for long-la ...