Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Denise Wisdom
Funny because anymore when I meet folks, I tell them my team and I collect people. Real estate is just a means to do that, it’s like the vehicle.
This real estate thing has delivered some of the closest and most amazing people to my life. I was reminded of one of the beautiful couples I have met, called friends and felt the impact they’ve had on my life.
While we are always professional with our clients, we are always moving in a relationship with them. We begin to let them into our world and they let us into theirs. It’s here that these clients become friends and our lives intertwine.
Today I went to see one of those dear friends that I became close with as I sold their home earlier this year. Having met them a few years ago, I quickly found common ground with them in their faith amid other things. So often when I would meet with them, our conversations would be 10 minutes of real estate and 2 hours of life, politics, the Bible, and so many other; ...
Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
Last week WSG had our yearly “launch” meeting to lay the plan for next year and talk about what we will do differently and how we will grow. During that day I noticed something that happened in our environment. The day started with us sharing our biggest fears with each other. We asked everyone to be vulnerable, and everyone bought in at a very high level. What happened next was amazing!
In lowering our walls we suddenly had an environment where everyone felt empowered to participate and speak whatever thoughts entered their heads. What that yielded was a plethora of amazing ideas that may or may not have made it to the light in any other type of environment. What I noticed happen was no one was afraid to look silly; no one said “This may be a bad idea…..” it was just “what about this ______?” Everyone took RISKS!
The greatest ideas come from when there is no fear of sounding silly; when we let our imaginations wonder. When there are! ...
Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Jordan Gates
The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.
Also, if you’re more productive than average people, you’ll advance faster in your career. You learn more. You do more. And eventually are rewarded more.
And when I talk about productivity, I talk about being effective.
Because productivity doesn’t suggest that you get the right things done. It just means you get a lot of stuff done. But that’s not what matters.
Effectiveness, however, refers to getting the right things done.
And if you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, or learn skills, that is what matters the most. Otherwise, you just run around in circles. You might appear busy, but you won’t achieve anything meaningful.
In other words: It’s easy to do useless work. Work that doesn’t bring you closer to the outcomes you desire.
Practically, that means this: You might work for 50 hours a week, but if you do; ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / by Alyssa Rodger
Buyers these days are growing up with design help from places like HGTV and Pinterest. Through these avenues they have become very style conscious—even on limited budgets. So, when it comes to staging, you want your property to appeal to the masses: neutral and simple over bold and eccentric. Tip: If a style is more than 10 years old, it is outdated.
Ficus trees and English ivy.
2018 is all about eco-friendly, healthy, “indoor outdoor” living, and house plants are becoming wildly popular, but those old ficus trees and English ivy pots are only collecting dust and reminding people of their grandma’s house. Alternatives include orchids and succulents, and ficus trees can be replaced with olive and fiddle leaf fig trees.
All oak everything.
While we all love a home that “brings back memories” or provides some sort of sentimental value, unfortunately the oak overload is not making homebuyers remind them of their childhood h ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / by Denise Wisdom
Were you watching Saturday as UK scored the game winning touchdown against Missouri? With their backs against the wall, no time left, it all came down to one play. One make or break play. It was all or nothing. And we all watched as this team laid it all on the line and made the play. Deal
or no deal, they pushed through. It was phenomenal.
As I now sit back and consider what that Kentucky team did. I draw parallels to real estate or even life in general. The parallels are all around us. So many times people that want to be or are Realtors, people selling or buying homes are like that Kentucky team. Theirs backs are against the wall, they are out of time and all seems hopeless. So with time expired they never make the play. They think the game is over. They go home and think forever about what could have been.
If only these people could see they are staring at the end zone and all it takes is one more play, one more something. It’s right there in front of the; ...