real estate classes: What Happened? - 10/17/17 08:35 AM
Bob and I were in New England for a couple of weeks.  Our intention was to visit family and friends and to have our annual meeting with our Administrative Assistant, Judy, who handles the school database.  Combining that with a trip to Bar Harbor, ME, seemed like a good way to see the foliage and to take care of business.  When we got to Maine, we discovered 70-80° weather!  What happened?  New England is usually in full regalia by the time October rolls around.  We still enjoyed the scenery and the little bits of reds and golds that were available, but … (2 comments)

real estate classes: The Perfect Storm - 07/24/17 04:58 AM
Halloween night of 1991 was a nightmare for some living in New England.  An unnamed storm came up that took lives and eventually gave rise to the movie, The Perfect Storm.  Living on the coast of New England can be treacherous without warning, and that fateful night was no exception.
 
Sometimes a perfect storm brews in our own real estate career.  We don’t have a lot of control over outside calamities and when they come, we feel desperately helpless.  That’s why it is so important to have a Plan B to counteract the perfect storm when it affects your real estate career.
 
These … (0 comments)

real estate classes: Love This Industry! - 07/19/17 06:06 AM
The fact that I love this industry still amazes me after all these years.  I have not practiced real estate since about 2006 when I left to enter into a full-time training/recruiting/teaching position that turned out to be a prerequisite to an early retirement that took Bob and me across the country in an RV ministry while continuing to teach for NAR and CTAR.
 
It took a few years to remember I love this industry and to remember why I love it.  Coming out of an early retirement and starting a new teaching career at 65 was not a difficult decision.  We … (1 comments)

real estate classes: Tomorrow Could Be Your Personal Freedom Day - 07/01/17 09:08 AM
Tomorrow is the 4th of July!  TEAM Hughes wishes you the most joyous and safest 4th of July ever!  Just think – tomorrow could be your personal Freedom Day.  Tomorrow could be your very own declaration of independence!  Why would you want to wait to break the chains that are binding you to a dead-end job or to a career that makes you feel you’re in a constant state of servitude?
 
Tomorrow could be your personal Freedom Day by taking that HUGE step toward the passion that’s been burning inside of you.  I recently read a quote by David Ramsey that said, … (2 comments)

real estate classes: Facing Challenges - 04/22/17 05:39 AM
For TEAM Hughes Real Estate School, April was a month of rollercoaster emotions.  We were facing challenges at every turn.  It was our first month in a new Pensacola campus, and anything and everything that could go wrong literally did!  We started out with using a secondary classroom that could fit 9 students comfortably, and we had 11.  Needless to say, we were happy to move into our new classroom on Tuesday.
 
This was a month where students came into the class and our registration procedures experienced a glitch.  It forced us to overnight a book to a student who managed to … (0 comments)

real estate classes: Evening Classes are Necessary - 04/19/17 05:06 AM
I am a morning person and have been a morning person my entire life.  My body naturally wakes up about 5-5:30 each morning, and only through practically strapping me to the bed would I ever be able to stay in it until 7:00!  As the owners of TEAM Hughes Real Estate School, Bob and I recognize that we must always remain flexible to accommodate our students.  For some of those students, evening classes are necessary.  We have wrestled with presenting evening classes every year when we begin the task of scheduling, and sometimes it becomes a real challenge.
 
If you’ve spent any … (0 comments)

real estate classes: What Makes You Special? - 04/10/17 09:56 AM
In the practice of real estate, competition runs high.  The number of licensees has risen sharply since recovering from the debacle created a few years back.  Lower interest rates have prompted many people to jump into the arena, and thankfully, many REALTORS® and real estate agents are making a comfortable living in their real estate careers.  Lead generation and marketing are probably the two most important responsibilities agents have in furthering their careers.  With that said, I must ask what makes you special?
 
The challenge of setting yourself apart from your competitors is faced daily.  To market yourself honestly and strategically takes … (3 comments)

real estate classes: New Instructors, New Campuses - 03/03/17 01:19 PM
TEAM Hughes Real Estate School has been growing regularly since its inception in 2015.  We recently added new instructors, new campuses and new student activities.  We are humbled by this growth, and believe me, it has caused a great many growing pains.  We have had instructors come in and go out.  Teaching real estate classes is not for everyone, and unfortunately, it takes the long, arduous process of getting a license and teaching a class to find out that some of our instructors just weren’t cut out to teach real estate courses.
 
With new instructors, new campuses and new class activities there … (1 comments)

real estate classes: This is Monday - 02/27/17 02:43 AM
This is Monday, and although we just finished a weekend, Mondays sometimes are needed to regroup.  TEAM Hughes Real Estate School was still in session through the weekend, as we finished up our February One-Week Fast Track Class.  On Sunday our evening students joined with the Fast Track students to take their final exit exam.  We had 17 students test, and all of them passed.  Scores ranged from 97 to 72, and we couldn’t be prouder.
 
This is Monday, and although some of us may be dragging, I suspect there are 17 future real estate agents who are busy formulating their plan … (0 comments)

real estate classes: Healthy Competition - 02/20/17 04:57 AM
As a new agent in 1983, I began my real estate career with Century 21.  Some of the training offered was ahead of its time and I still use it.  One word, however, was foreign to me, and I didn’t understand the concept until I began understanding healthy competition.  That word was “synergistic.”  Century 21 was big on synergism and never promoted anything but working together with the competition.
 
Healthy competition in the practice of real estate is an essential.  If competing offices can work synergistically, listings get sold quicker.  If we do not embrace healthy competition, we are left alone to … (4 comments)

real estate classes: Let Us Help You Soar - 01/25/17 01:07 PM
I read a motto the other day, “The higher we lift our people, the higher our company will soar.”  That got me to thinking about TEAM Hughes Real Estate School and why we are becoming so popular among consumers who have made the decision to pursue a practice in real estate.  TEAM Hughes tends to lift our students to as a high a level as they can reach in the early days of their real estate career.  We mentally take each student by the shoulders, look them in the eye, and say, “Let us help you soar!”
 
So many real estate schools … (1 comments)

real estate classes: This is the Right Time! - 01/22/17 01:07 PM
People are always asking us whether or not they should get a real estate license.  This is the right time!  There is no time like the present.  We tell them they should not put off getting a license, and it’s not because our economy is cyclical.  It’s not because interest rates are still low.  It’s not even because the market is still hot.  This is the right time because it’s your time.
 
Putting off a goal is never a healthy thing to do.  Anyone who plans to get a real estate license has a goal.  For that reason, this is the right … (1 comments)

real estate classes: Real Estate Courses Should Never Stop - 12/30/16 05:27 AM
Real estate agents must complete continuing education as mandated by their respective real estate commissions.  We at TEAM Hughes Real Estate School believe real estate courses should never stop and should not be used only to fulfill state requirements.
 
Whether you have had a real estate license many years or you are a new real estate agent, one of the most important tools of your real estate career is superior knowledge.  Your real estate courses should never stop.  You can hone your real estate skills regularly, and as your real estate skills become sharper, your value to the public becomes greater.
 
For those … (3 comments)

real estate classes: SOAR WITH THE EAGLES! - 12/28/16 10:04 AM
Now that 2016 is practically behind us, it’s time to think about the direction you want to go in your career.  You can either soar with the eagles or you can keep on groveling with the turkeys!
 
That sounds direct, but in this case, it needs to be.  The practice of real estate has many levels.  Just because you may not be a super-agent producing more money than ten agents put together, that doesn’t mean you are not successful.  Success is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes it may not be about money.
 
To soar with the eagles is all about … (1 comments)

real estate classes: Daphne, AL is Where an Extraordinary Opportunity Awaits! - 12/28/16 04:26 AM
TEAM Hughes Real Estate School operates its courses from several different locations, one of which is Daphne, Alabama.  Daphne, AL is where an extraordinary opportunity awaits those who want it.  TEAM Hughes is now offering a two-week Fast Track Real Estate Class to the Daphne, AL area, as well as Orange Beach, Fairhope, Mobile, and all of Baldwin County, AL. 
 
It’s tough getting the word out when you open a new location, and blogging about it should bring attention to readers, and hopefully, the word will spread.  TEAM Hughes is well known in the Pensacola, FL area because we offer a … (1 comments)

real estate classes: Moving Into the New Year - 12/18/16 04:07 AM
We at TEAM Hughes Real Estate School hope you had the most wonderful Christmas ever!  Now, we are moving into the new year with great expectations.  This week may find people still celebrating or recuperating from celebrating.  We were in Illinois for the holiday and hated to leave so quickly, but this week is a banner week for us!
 
Although our classes are done for the year, TEAM Hughes is moving into the new year in style!  We are announcing another campus opening, and are thrilled about it.  If you are in Crestview, Navarre, Destin, Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, Shalimar, Niceville or … (3 comments)

real estate classes: Your “One Thing” - 12/17/16 11:25 AM
Our Daphne, AL campus is in a Keller Williams office, and as my class was taking their final exam last week, I set up in the training room to grade them.  There was plenty of time to kill, so I began reading the different posters on the wall, and one caught my eye.  Gary Keller was asking, “What’s your one thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary.”
 
I don’t know much about Keller Williams’ training and I certainly don’t know the context within which Gary Keller made this quote.  I do know, however, … (17 comments)

real estate classes: Give Yourself a Present - 12/16/16 04:26 AM
Christmas trees with pretty lights, lovely Menorahs laid out for Hanukkah, nippy cold weather ahead of us and lots of food and drink at parties all set us up for the holiday spirit.  Regardless of your religious affiliation, you must admit the last month of each year comes in with much anticipation.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the warm feelings December brings.  Even more exciting is that this year could be even better and you could give yourself a present.
 
I know children want toys, video games, books and lots of cool things in December.  Moms and Dads … (2 comments)

real estate classes: Dancing With Your Past - 12/10/16 03:17 PM
I’ve found dancing with your past can be debilitating.  Most people don’t even realize that they’ve allowed their past to lead them through the present.  Dancing with your past can determine the choices you make and can affect the roads you travel throughout life.
 
As a woman of faith, I try to lay my past aside.  Sometimes it’s not a very easy chore and I begin dancing with my past once again.  We’ve all made mistakes, we’ve all had our own dysfunctions, and sometimes we’ve all allowed our past to dictate how we react to life’s situations.  I’ve heard people say they … (2 comments)

real estate classes: Mondays Need Not be That Way - 12/07/16 04:39 AM
Here it is again, the dreaded Monday.  Recently I’ve discovered that Mondays need not be that way.  You know which way I’m talking about.  We all seem to hate Monday, we all seem to dread its weekly arrival.  Let’s face it:  having a weekend off naturally makes us wish for more.  We’re kind of a lazy bunch when it comes to time off because it’s so darned enjoyable to not have to go in to work.
 
Mondays need not be that way anymore.  We can mix it up a little, making Monday a day we look forward to.  It may not be … (2 comments)

 
Carrie Hughes, REI and Lic. RE Broker (TEAM Hughes Real Estate School)

Carrie Hughes

REI and Lic. RE Broker

Pensacola, FL

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