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Agent Awards!

by Scott Wellman

I want to congratulate our agents on the MULTIPLE awards they won through RE/MAX for 2011. The list is rather extensive, but I felt it proper to include everyone because this is not small accomplishment ANY time due to competitng against RE/MAX-caliber agents, but it is certainly more impressive in our current market! Congratulations to the following:

Executive Club ($50,000-$99,999 commission amount)

Sharon Alwine, Lea Archer, Colleen Beguin, Polly Brown, Dan Burkhard, Debbie Campbell, Ken Dawson, Erin DeLung, Melissa Dierks, Larry Feiner, Dave Finatri, Patti Gorski, Irene Green, Brooke Jordan, Don Landon, Jodie Luke, Treedah Magee, Frank May, Marion McGuire, Tim O'Buckley, Steve Padilla, Carl Phillips, Heather Phillips, Rick Ramirez, Sean Rubek, Anna Shaw, Julie Schoppaul, Beth Skaggs, Tonya Smith, Jan Valley, Gwen Wallace, Dan Wheeler, and Jake Wright.

100% Club ($100,000-$249,999 Commission Amount)

Ellen Baker, Diane Barnes, Joe Bourland, JP Cook, Ralph Cote, Jim Ernst, Paula Farace, Barb Henderson, Mike Higgins, Sergio Horcos, Brandon Howe. Andy Kist, Candise Klackle, Elaine Kovacevich, Jim Kuttner, Billie Lamontagne, John Luders, Kristie Lund, Sharon Mason, Karen Ortega-Matson, Sheri McBroom, Cara McGuire, John McKampson, Trudy Metcalf, Marci Minchella, Jay Otlewski, Kym Polanco, Tim Polanco, Alex Robayo, Karen Reuland, Lala Smith, Lenore Stevenson, Mounty West, Mike Zahn, and Chris Zubrycki.

Platinum Club ($250,000-$499,999 Commission Amount)

Drew DeLeon, Jason Campagna, Randy Lewis, Jay Patel, Susan Ramsey, Frank Russo, Mike Sims

Chairman's Club

Shelby DiBiase and Linda Rehwalt

Diamond Club ($1,000,000 Commission Amount)

Nate Martinez and Josh Smith

Office awards included the following:


Closed Transactions for ALL OF ARIZONA

#1- Smith Team

#3- Nate Martinez Team


Commissions Paid for ALL OF ARIZONA

#4 Smith Team

#6 Nate Martinez Team


Administrator of the Year (Entire SW Region)

Roxanne Scott, General Manager RE/MAX Professionals


Multi-Office Volume award for ARIZONA

$600,000,000 volume - RE/MAX Professionals


Community Citizenship Award for entire SW Region (Children's Miracle Network)

RE/MAX Professionals


Congratulations to our wonderful agents who do such amazing things EVERY YEAR!

Sometimes you're the pigeon...Sometimes the statue!

by Scott Wellman

If you asked me to name a few great philosophical minds of our times, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith would certainly not be among my top 100! He did, however make a statement that I heard that made me stop and think for a minute.

"Sometimes you're the pigeon-sometimes you're the statue". Though crude and silly, this is so true!

Birds have frequently been seen as a nuisance in our society. Crows make strange noises and creep you out. Buzzards hover around dead flesh and fight over the right to pick it apart...and on it goes throughout time! With the exception of storks and possibly carrier pigeons (do they still have those?), I cannot think of anything any bird delivers that is worthy of mentioning!

I recently heard a mentor use the term "Seagull Management". He desribed this style as simply flying in, pooping on everything, and flying back out. Someone else is left to clean up the mess! Another great analogy at the expense of birds! How many people do you know who work like that?? I know a few!!

I think it comes down to the old addage that bad things happen to good people. But, bad things (and good things) happen to bad and good people time and time again. The trick is in how you handle it! You can simply sit there and hope someone else comes along to clean you up, feel sorry for you, and tell you what you want to hear, or you can take some action and respond in a manner that leads to your growth as a person. Maybe you feel that involves strangling the pigeon, but that only leads to more trouble!

Not everyone can do the pooping ALL OF THE TIME! The world is full of great people who have mastered the art of dealing with challenges and are an inspiration to others. It is almost as if they are willing and ready to "take one for the team" and are ready to spring into action in the interest of a greater good!

Which type of person inspires you?


Just my thoughts Laughing

Good News!

by Scott Wellman

It is really nice to be the bearer of GOOD NEWS every once-in-a-while! Over the last few months, I have had multiple conversations with multiple agents from just about every company you can imagine. A majority of those conversations centered around me asking them how they felt about the current market and where their business is at this point.

More and more of those conversations are indicating a definite "uptick" in the real estate market in and around the Phoenix area. Prices are certainly stabilizing, homes are selling quickly, and consumers seem to be willing to spend money if they find something that will work well for them. Throughout this challenging period of time, people have learned to adapt and to look at money and security in a whole new way.

It is no secret that employment and unemployment are the two major factors that drive any recovery we see in our area and throughout the united States. If people work, they earn money. If they have money, they either save it to spend at a later date or they spend it immediately. Many of them are turning that dream of home ownership into reality through a buyers market. The American dream is alive and well despite some challenges over the past several years!

As a younger dynamic becomes old enough to move out and purchase that first home, they will DRIVE this market. These people are often referred to as "Millennials". They are ready to move out when they find a home to purchase, and their parents are encouraging it too! Current low inventory numbers may be hampering this effort, but the general feeling is that those numbers are temporary and are certainly influenced not only by the possibility of "shadow" inventory, but by the fact that this is an election year and our current administration seems to like things appearing as they are and does not want higher inventory numbers leading to lowered home values. That is not a political opinion, simply a fact that cannot be ignored.

So what does this mean to an agent in our area? Stay the course. Things are improving and the ship is back on even keel! Those of you who have made it through this market are the survivors! You are the ones who will thrive as things return to our new sense of normal. You are TRULY the best of the best and you have EARNED the right to earn the money coming in the near future!


Just my thoughts Laughing

What Can RE/MAX Professionals Offer that Others Cannot?

by Scott Wellman

I am frequently asked about the differences between RE/MAX Professionals and other offices. While I can sit all day and name things that put our agents on an elite level, the fact that the question has come up repeatedly lead me to really think about these reasons. Here are five things that we can offer that are unique to our office:

1) Free VoicePad system for all of our agents

2) The highest per agent productivity in the West Valley

3) Broker/Owners who actually WORK in real estate every day

4) SIX office locations available to all of our agents all the time

5) Weekly LIVE training in our offices and access to 24/7 training online through RE/MAX University

If you are considering a change of offices and would like to surround yourself by professionals who outproduce other agents, give me a call. I would love the opportunity to speak with you!

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