Angel’s Children

January 9, 2019 - Comments Off on Angel’s Children

Due to one of my very special client’s invitation, I have become a participant in the YWCA.  I had a very emotional experience when as part of our service I wrapped Christmas gifts for a mother and her two sons who are living at the homeless shelter.

I wrapped one gift for each boy.

I filled a stocking for the mother and each boy.

I prepared a bowl full of goodies and popcorn and one game for a family game night.

Merry Christmas! (sarcasm).

 

I was DEVASTATED! I CAN’T STAND IT!

 

As I was wrapping the simple gift for each boy, tears came to my eyes. I thought about my Christmases as a child and I pondered about this family’s Christmas. I was very, very sad. I cried in my car all the way home and was so mentally exhausted I went straight to my bed and tried to sleep.

I’ve always been a charitable donor. There are many causes that I have sponsored through the years and I’ve simply, “mailed in my check.” But to see it. To experience it. That was a whole new understanding for me.

You all know that I struggle with my weight and with exercise. So I have hired a wonderful coach named Jonathan Roche to help me. Jonathan is the author of the best-selling book,

The No Excuses Diet: The Anti-Diet Approach to Crank Up Your Energy and Weight Loss and he is the Founder and CEO of Breakthrough Health & Wellness Solutions, Inc.

I just so happened to have my coaching call with Jonathan the morning after wrapping these meager gifts. After I tearfully shared my experience with Jonathan, Jonathan shared with me what his company is doing this year to bless struggling families at Christmas. Jonathan’s company is giving $500 to 25 families this year.

 

I thought about what I could do.

 

My goal this past year was to sell 16 homes each month. Whenever our team meets our goal, I always take them to a nice restaurant or we participate in some other fun activity to celebrate.   16 homes each month is a lot. It’s a stretch goal for us. It is doable, but we don’t always reach it.

I am always encouraging our team to reach that goal. But I don’t know if going to a nice dinner or doing something fun is motivational enough. I decided to copy Jonathan and connect our production goal to blessing families at Christmas.

As such, this coming year 2019, when our team sells 16 homes in a month, I am going to set aside $500 to help sponsor a family at Christmas. When our company (this includes the other agents that work at Sold By An Angel Real Estate® but not on my team), sells an additional 6 homes in that same month, then I will set aside another $500 to help sponsor a second family at Christmas.

If we were to successfully sell 22 homes each month (January to November), we would be able to deliver Christmas joy to 22 families.

Our lovely Nolle, created this beautiful visual to place on the wall of our mastermind room to inspire and encourage our team to achieve this goal:

 

angel's children photo

 

I’m still going to continue to donate to the other charities I have contributed to in the past, but because of the “personal experience” I had, this one will have more than just money. This one will have my heart.

At this time of year of reflecting on the past and envisioning the future, I want to express to you my gratitude for you. I am humbled by the support our business is given by your hiring us to serve you in the sale and purchase of your homes and for all the referrals that you so eagerly bestow upon me and my team as well. If it were not for your continual support and referrals, I would not have a job.

I don’t receive an hourly wage. I am 100% dependent upon the sale or purchase of someone’s home. I have never taken this privilege for granted and I never will. I wish you could know how dearly and sincerely grateful for you that I am.

I wish each and every one of you a blessed New Year! I hope that as you envision the future, that you are able to do whatever it takes to reach your goals and achieve all of your dreams.

 

May the New Year bring to you much peace and prosperity!

Have a Heavenly Day!®

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Referral Directory

March 27, 2018 - Comments Off on Referral Directory

We sent this video to our clients today and wanted to share it with you.

Because our clients are oftentimes asking us for recommendations of service providers, we have created a list of service professionals for their use.

This list has been compiled by our clients and their recommendations. Some of these companies we have personally worked with, and others we have not. We don’t warrant their work or services, but do want to provide them to our clients for their use.

If you would like a copy of this list, please click on the link below and you can download it there.

If you use this list, please let us know your experience with these service providers as we continually update the list based upon our client’s feedback.

Also, if you ever come across other professionals of whom you think we should add to our directory, please let us know. It’s because of your contributions that we are able to create this list.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Referral directory

 

Now Hiring for Our Team!

February 28, 2018 - Comments Off on Now Hiring for Our Team!

Now hiring because our Lochlan married her Prince Charming!

Our sweet Lochlan, one of our most favored and treasured team members, accepted the proposal of a man who lives in Hawaii!Lochlan

Although we are excited for Lochlan and Jonny, this leaves us without a very important role for our firm. And in fact, we actually would like to not only replace Lochlan’s position, we also want to hire one more top notch individual to serve in one of our sales assistant positions.

Most of the people we hire for our team come from referrals from our clients, which is what I actually prefer. I need your help in finding two talented individuals for our team.

Both positions require the following character qualities of the individual:

  •  Integrity
  • Driven
  • Verbal adroitness
  • Confident
  • Accountable
  • Prompt
  • Dependable
  • Teachable
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Team Player
  • Accurate
  • Desire for personal growth and development

To follow are some of the position responsibilities and what we are looking for in the administrative assistant role:

  • Provide clerical support to Broker and Associates
  • Use office and industry computer applications
  • Schedule appointments
  • Prepare and deliver marketing materials & presentation packets
  • Communicate with clients, lenders, title companies, and other service providers
  • Client service, care, and follow up
  • Prepare client correspondence
  • Scan and file
  • Data entry
  • Deliveries and errands

The position is full time and the compensation range is between $15 to $20 per hour.

To follow are some of the position responsibilities and what we are looking for in the sales  assistant role:

  • Assist Angelina’s clients in the home purchase and home selling process
  • Follow up with referrals, sign calls, and internet inquiries
  • Negotiate Contracts
  • Attend Closings
  • Have a high level of client and professional contact via phone, email, text, and in person
  • Client service, care, and follow up
  • Implement and maintain the company’s marketing strategy
  • Timely client correspondence
  • Data tracking

No experience necessary and in fact that is what I prefer because I like to teach the members on my team The Sold By An Angel Team® way. J The candidate will need to obtain their real estate license. The position is compensated by commission. The average sales assistant for our team is generally compensated between $40K and $50K the first year and between $40K and $100K per year thereafter.

To apply, please have the candidate send their resume to Amanda Grove at amanda@soldbyanangel.com.

As always, I am grateful for your support, your loyalty, your business, and your referrals. Thank you for being a significant part of my life!

Fourth Quarter Market Statistics

January 24, 2018 - Comments Off on Fourth Quarter Market Statistics

Please find below ​4th quarter market statistics for Davis, Weber, Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, and Box Elder Counties.4Q2017

​To learn more about​ our​ current market conditions,​ please click the title to read​ an excellent article called, “A Tale of Two Markets.

Thank you for being our client!

The Year of Contentment

December 20, 2017 - Comments Off on The Year of Contentment

If I had one word to describe 2017 it would be “contentment.”  If I could have another word, it would be “fast!”

The year 2017 brought with it lots of gifts. I was able to expand and grow my team with the most exceptional team members I could ever ask for.Christmas 2017

I cannot believe my good fortune! I work with some of the smartest, action-oriented women around, which results in both my clients and me being served by only the best team in town.

I was able to spend time with family and friends by traveling to Disneyland, Minnesota, Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Calistoga.

My business and life philosophy is that if you are not growing, you’re dying. I want to be my client’s best option as their trusted real estate advisor. Therefore, I make it a point to further my education in real estate, business, leadership, and personal growth.

This year I finished my two-year term being mentored by Darren Hardy, the former publisher of SUCCESS magazine, keynote speaker, CEO and top-level executive advisor, and New York Times best-selling author. Through these past two years with Darren, I have been able to surround myself with some of the most successful and creative business leaders and CEOs around the world. I hired another success coach who has helped me improve my inner self so that I am able to successfully reach my personal and business goals. I attended Brian Buffini’s Mastermind Summit, and Todd Duncan’s Sales Mastery so that I could learn additional systems to help our team be able to increase the value we bring in service to our clients. Learning from these incredible mentors has helped me to continuously grow and improve myself and has been a very rewarding experience for me.

Another goal that I achieved was that I started to mindfully eat and I obtained a gym membership at VASA. I am pleased to report, I have lost 11 pounds and have dropped one dress size. 😊 I am continually working on this goal and now I am working on “toning” my body.

The most significant part of my year that has given “contentment” to me, is the privilege I have had of giving exceptional service to our clients. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important events in one’s life. It only happens to a person every few years. It comes with a lot of emotions: anticipation, excitement, stress, worry, happiness, joy, and hope for the future.

I feel soooo blessed that I get to help our clients through this very important chapter in their lives. In serving our clients, my goal is to alleviate all of the stress from them and make the process as simple and easy as possible.

My goal for 2018 is to be able to help even more clients obtain the American dream of home ownership. The National Association of REALTORS® has stated that the average real estate agent sells 10 homes per year. My goal this year is to sell 16 homes each month.

I am sincerely grateful for your ongoing support of my business. It’s because of you and your referrals that I am able to reach my goal and to be able to do my best to bless the lives of those family and friends of yours who are wanting to make a move.

I wish you and your family a blessed Holiday Season. May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Heavenly New Year!

Have a Heavenly Day!®

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2017 - Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude JournalToday we sent an email to our clients giving some great ways to purposefully look for the positive in our lives.  We discuss establishing a daily habit of writing in a gratitude journal.  Whether your gratitude journal is an actual “gratitude journal,” a fun blank book, a spiral-bound notebook, or this Gratitude Journal page provided here that you can print out and use, establishing this daily habit will help your day go much better!

Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving this coming Thursday and every day of the year!

Have a Heavenly Day!®

“Giving Thanks Isn’t a Holiday; It’s How Happy People Live”

November 20, 2017 - Comments Off on “Giving Thanks Isn’t a Holiday; It’s How Happy People Live”

I love that quote! At this time of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share how I express my gratitude every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving.

Every morning before I get ready for the day, I write in my gratitude journal 5 things that I am grateful for.Cornucopia

Years ago, I read a book called, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. In his book he suggests that every day when we write in our journal, we should write about the most remarkable event that occurred the day before. So I write, “the most remarkable event that occurred yesterday was…..” and then I write what that event was. The marvelous thing about this exercise is that instead of just writing down in my journal the things that happened in my day, which could be something good, bad, positive, or negative, I am actually purposely looking for the positive. It forces my brain to concentrate on what’s right in my world, not what’s wrong. It’s a beautiful experience.

In Darren Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect, he talks about a Thanksgiving Journal he wrote for his wife Georgia. Each day for one year he would write one good thing about his wife. For example, how her hair looked, or how she made a wonderful meal. Now, some days it was really hard for him to find something good to write about her, especially if it wasn’t that great of a day for them. But he would search until he could find the good. At Thanksgiving, he presented Georgia with his Thanksgiving journal and she cried. She said it was the best gift she had ever received in her life.

I decided to do that for my husband and I will say that it is truly a wonderful experience because it keeps me focused on all his wonderful and fabulous qualities!

Another quote I love comes from Darren Hardy which says, “Your dream can only be as big and as great as your team.”  I completely and wholeheartedly agree! I feel truly blessed and thankful to have this group surrounding me! I’ve had really great people work for me in the past; and honestly and sincerely, they’ve never been the caliber of people that I have with me now. I feel that these women exemplify all of the virtues and characteristics I need to fulfill my passion of giving Premium Red Carpet Service to each and every one of our clients.

Enhanced Team PhotoWhen I say, “Jump,” my teams asks, “How high?” and then they go even higher! A fun thing we have implemented is that whenever someone on the team goes the extra mile, or comes up with a better way to do something, I give to them a brownie point. Once the team has earned 100 brownie points collectively, I actually make them homemade brownies from the box. Yes, I love the box kind! I’m not really a sweet tooth and I’m very picky about my brownies! 😊 I don’t like “fancy” brownies, just give me the Milk Chocolate Pillsbury brand, or Betty Crocker, or Duncan Hines, – it doesn’t matter to me. Just as long as it comes from the box. And it only costs me a dollar plus eggs, oil, water, and my time, and it makes for a fun environment in our company’s culture.

And as always, I am thankful for YOU, my client! Every day when I write down the 5 things that I am grateful for, one of those 5 things is ALWAYS, “my clients”. Without you and your support of my business, I would have no one to serve. My business is built entirely by referral. My clients are either repeat or referred, and now that I am approaching my 20th year in real estate, we are serving the children of our clients. I feel truly blessed. I am grateful. And I never ever take your business or your referrals for granted.

At this time of Thanksgiving and every day, I am thankful for you! So, thank you!

May you and your family enjoy the holiday season and may you experience gratitude every day of the year!

Have a Heavenly Day!®

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

October 24, 2017 - Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
HDRtist HDR - http://www.ohanaware.com/hdrtist/Recently I came across this interesting article which describes the 5 reasons to sell this fall. You can click on the link below to read it. I hope you will take a moment to look over this information and feel free to pass it along to your family and friends who may be interested in making a move. As always, I’m never too busy for your referrals and I am grateful for you being our client!
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

2017 Third Quarter Market Update

October 3, 2017 - Leave a Response

Please find below ​third quarter statistics for Davis, Weber, Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, and Box Elder Counties for your review.

Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions at all about the current marketplace.​

3Q2017

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Also, I came across a fantastic article to help you achieve your personal goals and I thought I’d share it with you, our wonderful client!

5 Steps for Personal Development

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Thank you for being our fantastic client!  We really do appreciate you!

How to Maintain Great Credit

August 22, 2017 - Leave a Response

Here are some great tips on how to maintain a great credit rating. Lots of my clients ask me, “What are the current interest rates?” The true answer is that the better your credit rating, the more favorable interest rates you personally will be able to receive. I hope you will find these tips helpful so that you can obtain the best possible interest rates in today’s marketplace.

How to Maintain Great Credit

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