Monday, May 26, 2014


Hello all,


I had a wonderful experience last week. I was one of 200 Brokers from the USA and Canada invited to Denver for three days to meet to discuss our offices, share ideas and talk about how we can work better with RE/MAX International. They do this every year but it is only a select few who get invited. I could not be prouder for all of us that in only 5 years of being in business we made it into this select group. My head might have begun to swell a little bit and things happen for a reason.

Because then...

On the last day I was paired in a golf cart with Patrick Hare, a nice Irish native from Calgary. For the first couple of hours Patrick was just one of the boys and a great golf companion. Then after 9 holes and about 4 beers Patrick let us know his RE/MAX office in Calgary was the number one RE/MAX office in the world for the last 14 years. As one of our boys in the foursome said "Holy %#@* we are playing with royalty". Got to spend the last 9 holes and a couple of hours at happy hour with Patrick after that and he is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Got a few pieces of information and did the math from there, these are numbers I can't wrap my mind around.

 His one office for 2013:

Average sales price = $530,000

Agents = 275

Transaction = 6,800

Total Volume = 3.6 Billion, correct Billion.

Average Transactions per agent = 25

Average volume per agent = 13,000,000

To put it in perspective, the L&F office on East West Avenue in Bethesda has long been considered the #1 office in the area. They have 264 agents and did a total volume of 1.06 Billion. His agents did 3.5 times their volume. Simply amazing and I am truly "Humbled". However very grateful, thank you all for being with us!

Enjoy the coffee,

Monday Morning Coffee
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust   DON'T FORGET TO PACK YOUR INSIGHT! How wonderful it is to learn new things and see new places! How would we ever grow as individuals if we never experienced anything different from that which we see and do in our daily lives? Two different voyages come to mind, however, when considering the discovery of that which is "new" - an outward journey, and one which turns inward. Your outward "voyage of discovery" takes you to different places and new people. You begin to understand other things outside yourself. This can be as simple as discovering new-found beauty on a wilderness "adventure," or having an engaging conversation or correspondence with someone from a completely different part of the country or the world. The ultimate goal here is not just looking at new things, but looking at things in a new way! A change of scenery can effect a change of mind.But you can still experience a voyage of discovery even if you don't travel anywhere, even if you don't meet anyone new. You don't have to change your surroundings, just the way you look at them - with "new eyes!" Sometimes stepping back and looking again at the Big Picture can reveal things that you never saw before. The solution to an ongoing problem can suddenly manifest itself. This can often be the key to unlocking the door to your happiness - finding a way to change yourself instead of changing what surrounds you. For all those situations that seem to be out of your control, you have to realize that you are always in control of yourself. So much stress comes from frustration. Don't keep running up against that rock that represents your problems. Try to act like the water that simply flows around the rock as it continues its journey downstream. Your inward voyage of change can have dramatic results on how you see what's around you! Enjoy your new outlook!

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