real estate schools: The Wonder of It All - 09/18/17 05:08 AM
Do you stand in amazement sometimes when you stop and think about your career?  The wonder of it all sometimes confounds me, and my business world seems almost surreal.  Having been raised by parents who worked most their lives to survive, I subconsciously believed that work was a must and should not be viewed as a luxury of any sort.  That was until one day I realized I had been practicing real estate for a while and it was no longer a job; it had become a career of choice.
 
The wonder of it all stops me in my tracks.  Many working-class … (1 comments)

real estate schools: You Are Not Your Thoughts - 06/12/17 12:55 PM
When negativity sets in and your mind begins to ramble or you create conversations with others in your mind, it is easy to fall prey to your thoughts.  To train your mind to reject all negative thinking takes years of meditation, training and is never easy to attain.  Some of us are products of great negativity over the years.  It could be difficult to realize you are not your thoughts.  Because thoughts come from within ourselves, we assume they are part of us, which doesn’t have to be the case.  It’s okay to observe your thoughts and to be aware of … (1 comments)

real estate schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: Why Do We Need Post Licensing? - 02/04/17 07:28 AM
You did it!  You passed the state exam and got your real estate license!  Pat yourself on the back because you are among some incredible people.  Did you wonder if you’d pass?  Did you have to try several times?  All that is behind you now and finally, you have your real estate license.  Someone told you the truth, though, right?  More education is needed!  Why do we need post licensing? 
 
Many real estate agents complain because they must get additional education after they get their real estate license.  In Florida, the time within which to take the post licensing depends on … (4 comments)

real estate schools: Our Market is Steady - 01/25/17 01:59 PM
Our market is Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas, Daphne, AL and surrounding areas, and Shalimar, FL and surrounding areas.  When you put all of them together, you get some impressive names, such as Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley – all shapes and sizes and all experiencing a good real estate market.  The market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, has slowed down nationally.  Fortunately, our market is steady.
 
TEAM Hughes tries to keep current on real estate happenings in each of our market areas.  Since Bob and I no longer practice real … (0 comments)

real estate schools: 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 schools: Swimming Upstream - 01/14/17 10:42 AM
In the practice of real estate, you must be consistent, you must have patience, and your resolve must take you through the times you feel you are swimming upstream.  The practice of real estate is not likely to be consistent, its consumers sometimes have little patience, and again, we battle swimming upstream.
 
So, how do others do it?  There are some remarkable real estate agents in this country who have been licensed longer than I have!  They were consistent, resolved, committed, and even though there were times of swimming upstream, they didn’t give up.  They are the truly successful ones along with … (2 comments)

real estate schools: Blogging Can Be a Challenge - 01/10/17 03:59 AM
Blogging is therapeutic at times, especially when I am passionate about the subject matter I am addressing.  Sometimes, however, blogging can be a challenge.  I have blogged 240 times in the past two years or so.  My blogs are then posted to the TEAM Hughes website, to our Facebook page and also on ActiveRain.  I originally began blogging because our web developer explained that blogging would raise our standing on the internet.  Real estate blogging was essential for a real estate school to attract real estate students who wanted a real estate license.
 
A few times I have stressed because my creative … (3 comments)

real estate schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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 schools: 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)

real estate schools: Reflection Can Be Good - 12/04/16 05:07 AM
Look back.  Did you do everything you set out to do?  Reflection can be good this time of year.  It shows us what we did right and it reminds us of the things we did wrong or should not have done in the first place.  Reflection can be good to sharpen our skills.  If we don’t look back at the past year, we won’t be able to look forward into the upcoming one.
 
Reflection can be good to help us pay attention.  Many of us write goals, have plans, and dream dreams.  Not all goals, plans and dreams come to fruition.  I … (2 comments)

real estate schools: A Trend in my Blogging - 12/03/16 04:54 PM
Lately, I’ve noticed a trend in my blogging.  I guess it’s because we are in the last month of 2016.  Years ago, as a newly licensed REALTOR®, I was taught by a wonderful broker, and one of his passions was to teach his agents about goals and planning for the future.  Almost 30 years have passed since he last taught me, and I can truthfully tell you that I’ve never lost sight of his teachings.
 
There is a trend in my blogging because I am a planner.  When I am not instructing, I am planning.  I have visions, I have goals and … (1 comments)

real estate schools: Change Doesn’t Have to Scare Us - 12/02/16 04:59 AM
We are creatures of habit and many of us fear changes that come about in life.  Change doesn’t have to scare us, however, and we can embrace the changes as they arise.  Not all change is bad and not all change is good.  If we can face change with a positive attitude, it will make transitions in our lives a whole lot easier.
 
Change doesn’t have to scare us if we understand the change and as long as we can implement it without disrupting our entire life.  For example, in 2015 everyone was dreading the changes that were coming about with how … (1 comments)

 
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