Giving Back

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Giving Back

Ten years ago I was approached with the idea of creating a networking group.  I thought to myself, "Interesting idea."  Having never done this type of thing I figured, "Why not?!"  Pinnacle One Group

Ten years ago Phoenix was in a booming housing economy and business was being handed to us and the phone just rang. We didn't stop to think where business was coming from, it just came.  It was a baby boomer-esq type of reincarnation of the good "ole days!"  

Partnering  with another realtor at the time, she supplied the name of a home inspector for a home I just sold.  I had attended the RE/MAX Convention in Las Vegas, February, 2005, and met a fellow RE/MAX agent from NY.  We hit it off and I told her about our market.  

Pictured - Kenny Wright (left), John Elson (center), Paul Kozluk, Alliance Pest Management.  Some of our awesome members!

That RE/MAX agent and I stayed in contact and I sold her a home as an investment property in July 2005.  The inspector that my partner recommended I call was out of town . Another inspector was filling in for him, John Elson, Inpsect it 1st.  John and I hit it off instantly.  He cracked jokes and I laughed.   We have the same work ethic - work hard for your clients and do the best job you can possible do for that person. 

That November, 2005, we decided to form a networking group, Pinnacle One Group.  With John's vast networking experience, I followed his ideas and methods of setting up the organization.  We fell into our roles with him orchestrating the meetings and me filling in with the details in ink and balancing dues and the budget.  It was a no-brainer. 

Ten years later, we are still cracking jokes, working transactions, feeding the homeless and creating the best housing based networking group around.  We don't keep track of referrals by person, but in total. There is no pressure as far as quotas but each person is expected to pull their weight, contribute their time and talent, and be a responsible citizen.  

Not pictured and participating that evening, Steve Dietrich, The Logo Man; and Michelle Tran, Clark Hill PLC.  Our other members are in insurance, insurance and wealth management, general contractor; loan officer; handyman services; pool construction, design and repair; Cox business services; EC charging stations; energy auditing, and plumbing.  Of course I'm in the group, too! 

My hats off to you John!  You have maintained the same business model all these years and we are always a successful team in real estate  Ellen, you captured a heck of a guy!  

Giving back is easy.  It's taking part that's the hard part! 

By the way, that same agent from New York will be re-listing that home for sale with me this July, so stay tuned!  Giving Back!

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Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
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Jan when a good plan is thought out and executed by earnest and caring individuals only good results should be achieved. It looks like it started with a  good team.

Jan 22, 2015 12:34 PM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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The importance of giving back can not be overstated Jan Green .

Jan 22, 2015 12:47 PM #2
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Not only are you doing good with each other and for each other but you are also very lucky to have each other as friends.

Jan 22, 2015 12:51 PM #3
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Ted Glover - Thanks for commenting.  Yes, John is the creator of our group.  I owe the success to his leadership.  It's been a great 10 years!

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 - Thanks for stopping by as usual!  I appreciate your comments!  

 Lise Howe - We are all great friends. I just had 17 of them at my house for the Holidays!  A great time!  Gotta post that photo!

Jan 22, 2015 12:56 PM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Well thought out group with excellent leadership.....it doesn't get much better.

Jan 22, 2015 08:34 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jan. It is always terrific to work with colleagues and to give back. Well done.

Jan 22, 2015 09:26 PM #6
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Jan - Networking groups can be very valuabee when the right people are involved, and it looks like you found a great mix. It's also very special that you do so much more than just share leads.

Jan 23, 2015 05:18 AM #7
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Networking groups are a great thing when they have that kind of synergy.

Jan 23, 2015 10:48 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Jan,

I read in Dick Greenberg 's post this morning about you conversation..sounds like you two had a wonderful conversation. I like your post on "giving back"..you do have the perfect combination for your networking group! You're having fun, enjoying life, laughing,  giving back to others, sharing leads for business...it doesn't get any better than that! 

Jan 23, 2015 08:30 PM #9
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Roger D. Mucci - Thank you!  John is the mastermind behind the group and does an excellent job! 

Sheila Anderson - We have a lot of fun and learn so much from each other! 

Dick Greenberg - Thanks!  The membership drives the community service.  I'm happy to put it together and orchestrate.  John is a true leader in our group!

Chris Ann Cleland - You hit the nail on the head, synergy.  Think I'll re-route that comment back to the group.  Thanks!

 Dorie Dillard - We did have a great conversation.  He is a wealth of information and I appreciate being contacted. In fact I'm flattered that he wanted to contact me. Feeling blessed today!   You're right about our networking group.  I need to share this blog with them as they have no idea I wrote it!  They are true "craftsmen" of their trade - all business owners!  Happy Saturday to you!

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