Encouraging Words

Mortgage and Lending with Mount Olympus mortgage

I have an office full of hard workers. They are some of the greatest people i've ever met. We all know the market is not what it used to be! For the most part, we are a positive, upbeat group. Sometimes I can see the frustration and wanted to know what you do to motivate and encourage your groups for a little "pick me up."

Comments (14)

Kimberly Zweiger
Source Mortgage, Inc. - Eagle, ID

This week at our office meeting we each wrote down one marketing idea and then traded them with someone else from the office, we have 2 or 3 weeks to focus on that specific marketing plan and then we will meet up to tell the group of the success we have.  This not only gives everyone a knew project to work on, but it also opens up their thinking to new ideas they may not have thought of before.  We have found that sharing success stories is a big booster for the entire office. 

Aug 26, 2008 09:15 AM
Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32


What Kimberly said is great...I had a suggestion close to the same.  Everyone throw an idea into the hat and pick one (or several) depending the group and the resources.  BUT make it fun!  Use creativity to make the project exciting, to get your peeps pumped up and WANT to go out and try something new. 

Around here we do the same thing...but make it a group project.  Like last month we picked to cater a luncheon with a certain group of people (we did the serving with chef's hats on and aprons) so we were able to greet people and chat with them while serving them.  We had tons of comments from the lunch peeps and thanked us for thinking of them and received 3 referrals from that luncheon!

Pick something that you guys haven't done OR had enough gumption to do.

Aug 26, 2008 09:48 AM
Nicole S
Mount Olympus mortgage - Miramar, FL

Thanks! those are some really great ideas and I appreciate the feedback!

I actually just had a meeting and we all went around and shared something difficult we overcame in the past week that made us proud.

Not only did it give the individual a chance to share something that may have gone un-noticed, but it opened up other peoples eyes as well to maybe try that the next time. It also opened up a lot of conversation, which was great for our team morale.

It was good to see everyone excited and happy. That makes me happy :)

I will definitely try your ideas and keep you posted on the outcome!! Thanks again!

Aug 26, 2008 10:08 AM
Brandon Weber
Weber Property Group - Sacramento, CA

It's not always easy to stay positive in this business, but I try my hardest. Kudos to your office!

Aug 26, 2008 02:38 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Aug 26, 2008 03:09 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

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Aug 26, 2008 05:16 PM
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William E. Lewis, Jr. & Associates - Vero Beach, FL

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Aug 26, 2008 10:28 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

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Aug 26, 2008 11:48 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

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Aug 27, 2008 12:40 AM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

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Aug 27, 2008 06:59 AM
Crystal Corr
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC

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Aug 27, 2008 11:42 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

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Aug 27, 2008 09:19 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

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Aug 28, 2008 02:48 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

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Aug 28, 2008 07:02 AM