About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Start 2014 off RIGHT!

So, another year is here and just like most everyone else, you have probably made personal and/or professional New Year’s resolutions.

We have all made them and most of us fail to keep them. How many times have you vowed to eat better or maybe spend more time at the gym?  Although beginning a new year is a great time to make changes to your lifestyle and develop healthier habits, making resolutions that are not realistic or are too hard to keep just sets us up for failure.  The following simple and realistic resolutions can easily be implemented to make you a better you and a better REALTOR® in 2014.

Take more downtime!

I know, it is so much easier said than done but just like with anything else, if you don’t schedule this time for yourself, it will never happen.  Even if it is just an few hours on a Sunday afternoon or a half hour every weekday, set aside time to read, take a power nap, or just meet an old friend for coffee.  Putting yourself first is a hard concept to grasp but not only will you look forward to that time you have set aside, you will be amazed at the impact it will have on our ability to distress.

Get creative!

It may take some time to figure out how but most everyone has some pent up creative energy waiting to be released.  Do you enjoy photography, painting, making gift baskets? All of these things can be used to your advantage with your listings or clients as potential closing gifts.  All you have to do is allow yourself to experiment and then just let your creativity flow. You never know what you will find inside yourself.

Cell Phone Check!

As REALTORS®, it may seem as though you are always waiting on a phone call from someone; a client, a contractor, a loan officer?  These calls are all extremely important and could seal the deal for a successful transaction.  Well, as hard as it may seem to do, you ARE ALLOWED to declare some personal time and believe it or not, others will respect this.  One night a week, check your cell phone at the front door and play a board game with your kids, or head out for a nice dinner with your spouse.  It may be hard to do but once you have physically put down those electronics, the feeling of relaxation is overwhelming and you will want to make this a routine!

Donate your Time!

Many of you are involved in nonprofit projects and organizations and set aside time on a regular basis to volunteer.  For some of you, there just isn’t enough time in a day.  There is nothing that helps us put things into perspective more than helping those who may be less fortunate than us.  Spend one Saturday a month at a food kitchen or helping build a home for Habitat for Humanity. This not only helps you feel good about yourself, it helps you develop relationships with others, network and maybe find something that you have a passion for outside of real estate.

If you don’t have time to volunteer, make a game out of performing random acts of kindness. Once a month, pay for someone’s coffee in the McDonald’s drive through, or offer to carry someone’s groceries to their car.  To you, these small and fairly insignificant acts can truly change the direction of someone else’s day.  Check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website for ideas. If you have kids, you get bonus points for getting them involved.

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.