Archives for July 2011

Tell Me Something Good!

Pam Erman leads the morning business meeting with a “Tell Me Something Good”  Session with agents sharing positive things going on with them.  NO NEGATIVITY Allowed!


Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation

**Update – We will be extending the Food Drive until Friday Aug 5, 2011**
During the summer months, the need for emergency food increases and many families right here in Hampton Roads need our help.  The Real Estate Group  would like to  HELP REPLENISH the supply of food and guarantee that all people in our community who are in need have access to nutritious food and necessities.

Protein, Meat & Fish
– Peanut Butter
– Tuna
– Canned ham or chicken
– Beans

Fruits & Vegetables
– Canned Fruits & Vegetables
– 100% Fruit Juice
– Instant Potatoes
– Fruit Preserves
– Dried Fruit

– Cereal
– Oatmeal
– Rice
– Whole Grain Crackers

Complete Meals
– Pasta & Sauce
– Boxed Meals
– Chunky Soups
– Stews

Baby Products
– Powdered Formula
– Baby Food
– Diapers
– Wipes
**Non-perishable food in non-breakable containers

We have some giveaways for dropping off food items at our Virginia Beach office (limited quantities available) 

– Buy one Get one Free coupon from Tropical Smoothie  

– FREE Yotinis coupon to cool off with this summer!  
For dropping off food items at one of our offices you can register to win a 4pack of tickets from Ocean Breeze!  
We will be collecting food donations July 21- July 30th 2011
Virginia Beach Office :
401 N. Great Neck Road, Suite 126
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: 757-961-9090
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5pm or Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Chesapeake :
1112-F Eden Way North
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: 757-410-8500
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5pm or Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Meet Hampton Roads Realtors Now “Certified Distressed Property Experts”

We just had 57 realtors complete a 2 day intensive CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) course here in Norfolk.

A CDPE certified realtor is equipped with the latest tools, resources, and effective methods for dealing with homeowners who are facing short sales, foreclosures and financial hardships pertaining to their homes and negotiating with the banks.

Homeowners need to understand that you are not alone in this time and you need an experienced advocate for you who understands what options are available for you and hopefully saving your home  from foreclosure.

I attended the CDPE classes in Norfolk, VA July 7 & 8 2011.  This two day course provided a wealth of tactical information that I can start using immediately to help educate my family, friends, clients and community.  Information is power and this class helped me organize my approach on where to start, provided invaluable  field tips that only one can learned by “live & learn” practices through “on the job” training.  Although being in the real estate and relocation industry for 20+ years it is eye opening just how little I knew about the short sale process and the impact I can have in helping families and individuals through this trying time.  This class really helped me understand the number of financial options that are available to consumers.  I plan on incorporating CDPE in my overall business plan and am excited to put my “super hero” cape on and get started to helping my greater community. – Lauren Truchsess

Here is a list of the recent certified CDPE Realtors :

Pamela Ermen                           Pam Schrage                             Karen Templeton

Steven Edwards                          AV Bowman                             Holly Long

Amy Lang                                    Murphy Brown                     Ryan Ryckman

Cynthia Inniss                          Joe Auzenne                              Valerie Kittell

Ginny Dunmire                       Kim Green                        James Leland, Jr

Julie Sullivan                               Katherine Durbin                    Jo Cross

Ray Bergey                                     Dayla Brooks                           John Fassoth

JP Morgan                                     Carolyn Guy                             Tanya Judon-Winston

Angela Nishnick                           Karen McLaughlin               Eva Nesmith

Robb Grabb                                     Debbie Donour                      Jennifer Fleming

Raymond Lyons                            Jennifer Basnight                  Ed Billingy

Van Johnson                                 Cynthia Sieloff                        Jeff Deguzman

Ada Marquez                                  David Phillips                        Christina Miller

Susan Oschsenbein                      Shauna Macke                       Tom Ward

Lauren Truchsess                          Deborah Williams                 Alan Blomdahl

Christine Faircloth                        Laura Daugherty                    Wendy Womble

Joanne Ciampi                               Cathy Kahn                          Tracy Mosley

Russell Harris                                LaShawn Fortes                     Aric Martinez

Terry Trexler                                  Jamal Hudson                         Janice Bullard-Ward

What Is The Benefit Of Tenacious Tuesdays?

Tenacious Tuesdays is a follow up accountability and coaching program we offer our agents who take the Business Coaching with Steve.  Cathy Kahn joined our team a few months ago and has already taken this program and has great things to say how it has increased and helped her real estate business.


TREG Business Growth System

The Real Estate Group – Business Growth System if used into a daily system can increase your real estate business in as little as 60 days.  Just ask Cathy Kahn what her opinion is of the training and business coaching has done for her!  3 closings already because of what she has learned and implemented!