I was given a suggestion that maybe we should have a sales board in the office. I can explain what this is and would like to know if this is something that would be of interest to the group or not. Basically a sales board is used in many sales offices to publicly track sales and motivate competitive sales people to higher levels of achievement. Granted, everyone isn't at the same experience level but sometimes being able to see who you should be shooting for or what goals you might set for yourself is helpful. While a number of agents with 5+ years experience might use each others accomplishments to motivate each other, a new agent might be looking toward the accomplishments of someone only a year ahead of them to motivate them to the next level. Personally, I would sort of like to have a sales board, but not for me. I don't need it and I know many of you don't either but I wouldn't mind it if we had one either if others would benefit from it. Anyone here is capable of accomplishing the same thing anyone else is if that is what they want and they strive for that but often agents don't know which Eagles to flock to as they don't know who is doing what. We used to have lots of sales contests, broker of the month, etc. in the office in the past but dropped them after a while as it just sort of got old and many of our agents are very self motivated and it didn't seem to help them. Obviously it is a little extra work for the office but maybe if we do something easy like a sales board or something like that it might be okay. The one thing I want to try to make absolutely sure of is that agents aren't pitted against each other or become too competitive against each other. I think we should be ultra-competitive when it comes to the competition but I also want to maintain our long-standing tradition of teamwork within the office and I wouldn't want something like this to take away from that. Another idea I have heard is just a little bell that agents ring anytime they get a listing or an under contract. That could be fun too and certainly not too hard to do. Your thoughts?
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