Long & Foster Gainesville's Top Producing Agent for 2013

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Long & Foster Gainesville's Top Producing Agent for 2013

My Leprechaun Managing Broker, Forrest Odend'halEvery year my Long & Foster office in Gainesville, VA has an awards ceremony.  Before our current Managing Broker, Forrest Odend'hal took over, we would get paper awards in a navy folder.  Forrest upped the awards.  He felt like agents that really did well, deserved more than a pat on the back and a piece of paper in a folder.  He gave, and still gives, actual awards that you can display in your home or office.  It's a nice touch.

Today, the day after St. Patrick's Day, we had our annual awards breakfast.  While Forrest is respectful and appreciate of his agents, he is also a man with confidence and a great sense of humor.  Today, he handed out awards dressed in leprechaun garb.  What a hoot!

While I known I had produced a lot of volume in our Gainesville Long & Foster office, I was a bit shocked by winning two awards for production.  For starters, let me clarify, that there are top producing teams (those with multiple agents working toward one cumulative number) and top producing agents, who work alone.  I fall into the latter category.

For 2013, I was named the Top Producing Agent.  I knew where I stood and that didn't take me by surprise.  Apparently, some of the agents I train were surprised.  Makes sense I guess, since the conversation with those I train as a mentor revolves around them and what they need to know.  They really don't have any interest in my sales volume as long as I am qualified to train them.  So it was unexpected, when after the ceremony, my mentees expressed their appreciation for taking time out of my own thriving business to train them.  One of them even wants a photo of me accepting that award to show her future clients that she is being trained by the best.  Since I went to the breakfast in jeans and a sweater, I offered to take a picture with her, dressed for work of course, and she could write whatever she wanted.  Would be much better than me in jeans and this leprechaun Broker.

Chris Ann Cleland, Long & Foster Gainesville's Top Selling and Top Producing Agent of 2013, 703-402-0037

The award that surprised me was the one for Top Selling Agent.  That meant I brought in more volume on the buyer side than any other individual agent in the office.  Amazing.  I know how hard I work to best advise my buyers and get them under contract in this market that has been suffering with low inventory.  This is just a recognition of that achievement.  If one of my clients wants a house, I will be straight up with them about how to compete with multiple offers and how to make offers that sellers won't sit on.

So if you're looking for a Gainesville, VA area agent that knows their stuff and can list your home and help you turn around and buy, or either one of those, I think it's fair to say, I can help with that.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

 

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Beth:  Yes.  And I thought last year was busy.  Have nine deals under contract right now, two have settled and have more buyers and listings coming up.  It's only March.  

Mar 18, 2014 10:29 AM #2
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Wow, Chris Ann, I could just hug you! How totally cool. And it's funny, but I know exactly what you mean when you say you weren't expecting it and were surprised because been there and done that this year, LOL. Congratulations. I am honored to know you!!!

Mar 18, 2014 11:15 AM #3
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Elizabeth:  The feeling is mutual. 

Mar 18, 2014 12:21 PM #4
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Hi Chris Ann - I think it's very cool your "mentees" feel honored that you are assisting them --- that shows a lot to me.  

Mar 18, 2014 01:26 PM #5
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Chris Ann - Congrats on a job well done. Those mentees are lucky to have you.

Mar 18, 2014 02:17 PM #6
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Chris Ann - That is awesome news.  Congrats on your awards and all the recognition.

Mar 18, 2014 08:24 PM #7
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Chris Ann, Gosh, I feel like I know a celebrity!  I'm teasing but you know what I mean! I'm so happy for you, that's great when you get recognized by your peers! Really cool!

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Chris Ann

I know you work your tail off and it is super to see you being recognized for all you do. congrats and well deserved, cheers cvc

Mar 19, 2014 12:27 AM #9
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Michael:  I was humbled by their praise.  It was so sweet.

Tammie:  I feel lucky to be able to share with them.  It really energizes me about my job.

Debbie:  Thanks.  

 

Mar 19, 2014 09:10 AM #10
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Tom:  Don't be silly.  :)

Curtis:  I do work hard, but I love my job.

 

Mar 19, 2014 09:12 AM #11
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These awards were well deserved;  you are one of the hardest working agents I know - and that hard work is paying big dividends.  p.s.  I totally love the whole leprechaun thing.  

Mar 19, 2014 09:47 AM #12
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Susan:  Thanks for that.  He was definitely sporting the St. Patrick's Day look with pride.

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Good morning, Chris Ann.... I'm so sorry I missed this post....congratulations on your awards and achievements in 2013....the agents in your company are very fortunate to have you as a mentor....they're learning from the best.... so happy for you.

Mar 19, 2014 07:22 PM #14
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Barbara:  Thanks!  I got another one signed up with Active Rain who is looking for marketing ideas.  Got her subscribed to you and told her you were also a wealth of knowledge.  There is so much to learn here on Active Rain from all the amazing agents.

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Congratulations to you. Those are awards that demonstrate a lot especially for an agent that is a mentor  as well. That should make the people you tutor be all the more appreciative of the advise you give them.

Mar 20, 2014 02:07 AM #16
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Ed:  I think they all appreciate me a bit more now.

Mar 20, 2014 10:15 AM #17
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Chris Ann, this is just wonderful.  You're broker needs to know that if you were at Evers, this honor would come with 2 plane tickets to Paris and a week at Chez Evers on Rue de Rennes.  You should be so proud of yourself!

Mar 21, 2014 10:39 AM #18
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Pat: I was pleased today when Boomer Foster called and congratulated me on my success.  And honestly, our Broker goes farther than most L&F offices who hand out the paper awards.  I'll just make Paris a treat for myself one of these days.

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Congratulations - dedication and hard work has been the key to your success

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Karen:  Thank you so much for recognizing that.  So many have called it luck.  I'm sure that same phrase throughout your long and successful career has irritated you.

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