Archive for September, 2009

First new full franchise

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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Congratulations to Michael and Vanessa Foreman, with Starr Valley Investments, LLC as the first full franchise under the new agreement.

Michael and Vanessa bought the franchise of Pete Ashabranner in Houston. Pete is currently undergoing cancer treatment, and we wish him the best. This is the first transfer under the new FDD.

Congratulations to Michael and Vanessa, and to Rickey Williams for helping this become a reality.

 

Congratulations – the first new Associate Franchise

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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Congratulations to Gerry!

This morning, Geraldine Cox became our first new Associate Franchise under the new FDD. Gerry lives in Dallas, and is excited to be part of the Team HVA.

This is a significant day for all of Team HVA and marks the official beginning of the New Team HVA.

Congratulations to DA Mike Hambright on his first new Associate Franchise.

Congratulations are also in order for RBD’s Larry Louwagie, Paul D’Angelo and Holly Puig all of whom have contributed to this event being a possibility.

This is the beginning of some exciting times for Team HVA.  

Market picking up – HVA in the news

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Even in Arizona, the market is picking up. And, when the press want a positive story and an expert to tell about it, who better than Tucson franchisee Fred Hubbard?

You will have to  click on Real Estate Rebound  on the bottom to see the video.

Next Franchise Webinar Monday Night

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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The last two weeks, wee had our first webinars to introduce the HVA franchise. We have had 10 to 12 participants on each, and from reports have several interested in proceeding with the process.

This week, based on response from several DAs, we are changing the day to Monday evening.

This call is for someone interested in learning about the HVA Franchise. We invite everyone to join us. The next webinar is scheduled:

  • Date Monday, Sept 14, 6pm Central
  • Time: 6:00 PM CST
  • Phone Connection: 507-726-3300 code: 11059#
  • Online Connection: www.readytalk.com code: 5328013

Invite your candidates to dial in and go online or better yet invite them to meet you at your office and participate with them so you can answer their questions at the end of the call.

It takes a great team

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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You have a great team supporting you at the HVA corporate office. This year, they have all taken on additional responsibilities without complaining (well, at least with very little complaining.) You hear some of our team on the webinars and see at the meetings. Others work hard to support you in the background. You may not even know their name, but they are there if you need them. Below is an email we received about one of our team, Jared in our IT department. We appreciate Brenda sending the email as a reminder how great a team we have.

I just wanted to take a moment and let you know what an outstanding employee you have in Jared Healer.  No matter when I call or how big or small in detail the question I ask on the RESULTS system , he is always happy to help and never makes me feel stupid.   He explains things in a way that I understand and never leaves the call until I do.   He has been a great help in teaching me ways to streamline my activities so that I can be more productive.  Jared is an asset to this organization.

 Sincerely, Brenda Dickerson Couch, Office Manager, Symphony Real Estate Services, Puyallup, WA

Celebration of Cal Smith life

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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The family of Cal Smith has decided on the following for the Celebration of Cal’s Life:

 Where:              Willhoite’s Restaurant (Banquet Facility)

3800 Fairway Drive (overlooking the Grapevine Golf Course by Lake Grapevine)

 Grapevine, Texas

 When:               Saturday, September 19, 2009

 Time:                2:00 -5:00 pm

 Please forward to our Homevestor’s family.

 Thank you for your assistance.

 Sally Kinnunen

Advertising update

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Overall Advertising was up another 2% in August.

  • Outdoor was up 7% over July
  • Broadcast was down 17%
  • Direct Mail increased 5% over July

Authorizations for September are also up even more!

An investment in Advertising leads to buys that leads to sales that leads to profits.

August results

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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August was the biggest month of Buy Closings for the year, an increase of 2% over July, the second biggest month. It also achieved the projections for the month set back in March.

Purchase Contracts for August, a leading indicator, were 10% over July. Sale Closings were down slightly from July, but still were the second highest for the year.

Of the closings, Assignments continue to be strong. Assignments were up 12% over July.

Thanks to all for the hard work!

Perseverance

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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Read some great quotes this morning from a Coaching Tip on Perseverance:

Perseverance is about finishing what you start. Ninety percent of all failure comes from not starting or quitting too soon. Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Brian Tracy said, “Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”

Quote from Leadership Insights by Rex Houze. Improving Performance and Results

Franchise Webinar this Wednesday evening

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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Wednesday evening we will have a webinar to introduce the HVA franchise.

  • Date Wednesday Sept 2 6pm Central
  • Time: 6:00 PM CST
  • Phone Connection: 507-726-3300 code: 11059#
  • Online Connection: www.readytalk.com code: 5328013

This is the call for someone interested in learning why becoming a Team HVA Associate Franchise is the quickest route to building a successful business based on investing in Residential Real Estate.

Invite your candidates to dial in and go online or better yet invite them to meet you at your office and participate with them so you can answer their questions at the end of the call.