Thankful for My Team

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Real Estate Agent with www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Thankful for My Team

Debbie Reynolds is sponsoring a 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge and for Day-5 of gratitude, meet the team that makes my life complete!

The Maxwell House Group

*Pictured back row:  Scott, Christina & Elizabeth; front row: Me & Ray
And, yes, we are all HUGE Carolina Panther Fans!

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a great team to break that glass ceiling!  For me, I hit that ceiling for several years and could not, for the life of me, figure out how I could incorporate more hours in a day - all of them!  Finally, another agent's assistant told me that I needed an assistant and she would be happy to join me...and she did!  That was exactly what I needed!  That first assistant has since retired and now, I have grown a wonderfully devoted team!

 

 

I partnered with a showing agent, Scott, who is absolutely amazing!  We have been friends for 20+ years and working together since 2008 - of course, the worst of times turned into the best of times for me with the addition of Scott to the team!  Scott has a contractor's background and is my go-to person when I need to find that diamond-in-the-rough or the needle in the haystack - the clients LOVE him!  He is the best buyers' agent I've ever met and he also gets credit for naming the team!    

 

My wonderful assistant, Christina, is a former client who was referred to me from her mother, who is also a past client. Christina bought a home from me several years ago and then surprised me by getting her license and immediately began working with me.  She has been THE most amazing assistant - EVER!  She plans and caters our client gatherings, works Contract-to-Closings and manages our database, among many other 'hats' she wears!

 

During the recession, I learned to build a website and with the help of a great support group, managed to create one that garners a ton of leads!  When I was busy working with clients, my leads would go unseen for weeks at a time (I know, sad, right?!)  If they reached out with a phone call, they got me; otherwise, they moved on as I just didn't have the bandwidth to work those leads.  So, I hired my sister-in-law, Elizabeth to work the leads for the team and she is phenomenal! She too, is licensed and is a whiz at converting those leads, baby!

 

Last but, certainly not least, my fabulous hubby manages the finances for the team (payroll, bookkeeping, etc.) as well as working the websites - building a page a day for one of our websites and posting my listings on a whole host of sites.  He was recently licensed so that he could assist with other miscellaneous tasks to help the team.  

 

We are 5-strong (all licensed) and I could not do without any one of them - they are family and we have a wonderfully cohesive team.  I can go out of town and know that the team has my back, without fail.  Most importantly, my team affords me the ability to work face-to-face with clients and do what I do best.  Each and every one of us is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience, during the transaction and beyond.  

 

I am ever-so thankful for my team!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Thankful for My Team

 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Debe

What a wonderful photo, and tribute to your team members! Sounds like a well-oiled machine that works wonders for you in Charlotte!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Nov 19, 2016 12:01 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Debe, you and your team are simply amazing. You certainly mastered the art of hiring the right people for each job, and your cohesion as a team is remarkable. Looks like you have a lot of fun, too!

Nov 19, 2016 12:06 AM #2
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Thanks, Jeff Dowler - They are all amazing and I honestly don't know where I'd be without a single one of them!

Lottie Kendall - Well, thank you!  And, yes, we have a blast together - very much like a big family of very creative, caring folks!

Nov 19, 2016 12:30 AM #3
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The longer I'm in this profession, the more I think it would smart to set up a team.  Obviously, you have set up a great one.

Nov 19, 2016 05:50 AM #4
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I just added as I evaluated my time spent on tasks - I was seriously working 18 hour days, 7 days a week and there was no end in sight for tapering down my hours!  Thankfully the desperartion sent me to a coach that saw exactly what my problem was and guided me to do repeated time studies.  I was horrified to see how much actual production and face-to-face time I was spending!  

I would suggest doing that (time studies), Chris Ann Cleland and go from there!

Nov 19, 2016 07:21 AM #5
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You have put together a well-balanced team, Debe. How wonderful to be able to work with people you like and love.

Nov 19, 2016 09:34 AM #6
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You have all your bases covered with your wonderful team. A good team is worth their weight in gold.

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Hi Debe --- this is a great example of a successful team and you show gratitude is a big factor in this well-oiled machine.  

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM #8
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Thank you Debbie Reynolds!  BTW, I met an agent named Hannah at my conference in Palm Springs from your area.  I can't, for the life of me, remember her last name but, she spoke very highly of you!!  I told her to say HI to you and give you a hug for me!

Nov 20, 2016 12:53 AM #9
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Debbie Laity - Thank you and believe me, these folks are fabulous!  Some related, the others - still considered family!

Michael Jacobs - Thanks!  I hope I show them gratitude in some form or fashion every day - I couldn't do without a single one of them!

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