Welcome to Friday! Let’s take a quick sweep of this week…no pictures + no video + no announcements – simply a quick reminder + story to share…
Wrapping up today and thinking about a conversation I had with veteran broker Steven Smith at a Welcome to Windermere bbq Jill + OB + I hosted this week. Steven recently joined our Madison Park office from Coldwell Banker Bain (Cap. Hill office). As we were surrounded by many brokers new to the business, the gist of our conversation together was the incredible reminder of the power and importance of our relationships within the real estate industry – our peers. I speak and coach a lot towards building a solid database and how to create a sustainable pipeline with such a foundation in place. However, equally important is really knowing who you are working across the table from – this too is sometimes the necessary competitive advantage needed when navigating this market with your clients. I cannot cannot stress the importance of keeping these relationships just as top of mind as those within your database (your sphere) as you continue to build out your pipeline. Keep “showing up“, building these relationships at your office, within our Company, our WRE brand and outside our brand – all of these relationships matter.
I’m having fun with this Friday blog. Today was a very quick hitter – I realize summer has started, we are six months into 2016 and most likely any iced cold beverage in your hand now, or soon to be wouldn’t warrant reading a lengthy blog today. I get it! Next week I plan to focus a bit on goal setting – dusting off any goals or business plans you have for the year – tis’ the season to take inventory and see what adjustments need to be made for the second half of this year! I too will be dusting off my goals for our six offices and for me personally.
Here to help, always the ultimate goal. Give me feedback along the way – this content is specifically geared for you – Sand Point + Wedgwood + Northgate + Eastlake + Madison Park + Ballard – our six! We are grateful you have all chosen Windermere. We are all here to help. Shout if you need anything, have a wonderful weekend in productive work + play.
Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co + Northwest, Inc.