There Is No "I" In Award

Industry Observer



We hear it all the time...there is no "I" in Team.

I'd like to add there is no "I" in Award, either.

When the Oscar winners gave their acceptance speeches the other night, they thanked the people behind the scenes who contributed to their success.

And recently, I was awarded a plaque from my company for achievements in 2010. To say I was surprised would be an understatement (seriously...I didn't see that coming at all!), and the first thing I did was personally thank each of my clients from last year. 


Because without those wonderful folks putting their faith & trust in me, there IS no award!


Also, I would like to acknowledge and thank these "behind the scenes" contributors:

  • My Broker
  • My Admin team
  • The agents & brokers on the other side of the transactions
  • The buyers & sellers on the other side of the transactions
  • The lenders
  • The home inspectors
  • The appraisers
  • The underwriters
  • The title & escrow reps

And last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to my FAMILY! The past few years have been challenging at times. But you have hung in there with your constant love, support...and very strong shoulders!


I couldn't have done this without you!!


Thank You



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Comments (11)

Kimberly A Norgard
Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate - East Hampton, NY


Mar 02, 2011 11:41 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Congrats on the award. I was told there was no "I" in team. I was batting over .900 and was sitting the bench in the championship game. When the coach said that there was no "I" in team I told him "no but there is a ME" I was put in the next inning and ended up going 4-4 with 5 rbi's.

Food for thought, Use your best players.

Clint McKie

Mar 02, 2011 11:50 PM
Sue Gabriel
Cleveland, OH

Kimberly ~ Thank you!

Clint ~ LOL...that was a great answer to give your coach! Good for you. Hey, did your team end up winning??

Mar 02, 2011 11:54 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Congratulations on your achievement!  Now, on to sweeping up in 2011, as well!

Mar 03, 2011 12:31 AM
Sue Gabriel
Cleveland, OH

That's the plan, Susan!!  : )

Mar 03, 2011 12:36 AM
Keith Vermilyea
Boise Homes Realty brokered by Found It LLC - Boise, ID

Sue, congrats on having a great year in a challenging economy! 

Mar 03, 2011 01:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sue --- congratulations.  I like the way you tied this into the awards season and how we need to thank the people who are our co-stars, (other)producers, directors and the entire cast/crew. 

Mar 03, 2011 03:31 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

I'm here because of your title - very well put!  Writing it academy award style was very clever.

Mar 03, 2011 10:24 AM
Sue Gabriel
Cleveland, OH

Keith ~ Thank you so much! It was a crazy year, but apparently it all worked out ok!


Michael ~ Thank you! Yes, something good did come from me staying up till 11:30pm Sunday night. Even if my movie ("127 Hours") didn't win.


Brenda ~ I appreciate the kind words! And hopefully we'll all remember that we really ARE in this together. It takes the whole group to get those keys into the hand of the buyer.


Mar 03, 2011 01:54 PM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Always is a list of people that helped get you there. Hopefully 2012 has been a great year for you. Merry Christmas!

Dec 12, 2012 02:54 AM
Sue Gabriel
Cleveland, OH

Thank you, Bill. I actually stopped selling real estate about a year ago. But 2012 was still a great year!  :)  Hope this has been a wonderful year for you, and 2013 is even better! Merry Christmas!!

Dec 12, 2012 03:02 AM