Darcy and I returned home earlier this evening from our office retreat. It was great. Our Broker pays for the Agents in the office to go to a resort for a retreat. This year our retreat was as I mentioned in my last blog at Ruby's Inn at the gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park.
It is a gorgeous location, these photographs really don't do it justice. Anyway back to the retreat, we went on Thursday night for check in then a dinner with the other agents in our office and their spouses and in some cases, their children. It is a great time to get to know people outside of the office. Our Broker also hired a local band to come and play.
It was a great time, everyone that remained danced and sang. It was a lot of fun to see people let their hair down so to speak. It was much more fun than I had thought that it was going to be. The band, based in Cedar City, named Muddy Boots, did a great job of mixing musical genres in a good way. They are a good band, and if anyone is interested their web site is muddybootband.com. They have at least one CD.
Today was spent in free (to the agents) CE training for 6 hours. The instructor was at one time on the State Real Estate Commission Board, so the training was good, and he was a good instructor. We are going to have a new state approved REPC this fall, so he highlighted some of the changes while teaching us the current REPC and what will not be changing. He then taught the Code of Ethics, very timely and good instruction. It was valuable training, it helps us as agents be more professional and competent. It also was great in making the office feel more unified and more like a team.
It was time well spent. I hope that everyone has a great weekend!