So as the year kicks off, as a Broker/Manager, it is time to think about getting the agents in the office motivated and staying on track. What I find difficult for me is that fact that there is a lot of experienced agents that are in my office, and you know what they say "It is hard to teach old dog's new tricks!". Even though they are all top producing agents, I think it is still important to provide new fresh ideas that will keep them in the loop with technology and real estate.
We have several older agents that actually think that the Internet is the mesh lining in men's swim trunks! So in order to try and change this mental picture and blockage of the technology age for our "eperienced" agents, we are installing a 42 inch flat screen television in our break room, where we will be offering some educationel webinars a few times a week for the agents to attend. These webinars will be topics that we have come across on Realtor University and other educational resources. We will also be offering some personalized classes with hands on opportunity to learn the basics of setting up a database, managing your contacts in Outlook, and using your phone to be more productive.
Looking forward to seeing how this will play out, and seeing if it will add some UMPHHH for 2010!