Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: Happy New Year

As 2016 approaches and 2015 comes to a close, I want to reflect for a moment on a fantastic year gone by.

Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network has grown to more than 40,000 agents and 1,200 offices operating in all but three states. As important, we’re adding elite, new affiliates in key U.S. markets while our current family of brokerages continues to thrive. This year we announced our intentions to expand across the globe while making serious strides to capture the international buyer’s market here at home. Watch for more on this exciting initiative in 2016! In addition, we gave away $50,000 in a record-setting sweepstakes with HGTV superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines, launched at a packed Sales Convention in Las Vegas.

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Network Update from Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC

Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand keeps growing. We now count more than 40,000 agents and 1,200 offices in 47 states. Learn about our recently recognized agents as well as upcoming Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices events in HSF Affiliates CEO Gino Blefari’s network update.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Quarterly Marketing Update

In his inaugural video in a new quarterly series, Stephen Phillips, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, provides market updates from beautiful San Diego and the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Watch as Stephen highlights important economic trends happening right now in the real estate market.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces New REthink Council Members

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the selection of nine new members to its REthink Council, a national group of 15 top-producing, motivated young agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages around the country.

“We’re focused on the real estate market of today and tomorrow,” said HSF Affiliates LLC CEO Gino Blefari. “The REthink Council is an incredible think tank of talent and a proactive approach to ensure the future success of our industry.”

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Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: Homeowner Sentiment Survey

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me getting work done in an unseasonably cold Northern California. And while checking emails and conducting conference calls, the following message was also busy sending the Twitter world abuzz:

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A Mindset for Success – Part 1

In the first of a three-part video series, Paul Campanaro, agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, Nevada Properties and California Properties explains the power of a positive mindset for sales executives. “Everything begins and ends with mindset,” he says in his video. With a powerful mindset, challenges and obstacles can be navigated to ensure business success. Watch the rest of Paul’s video and stay tuned for parts two and three, coming soon!

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Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: December Inspiration

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Irvine, CA at the HSF Affiliates LLC headquarters for a leadership meeting and a Town Hall with the entire Irvine-based staff. During these get-togethers, my team will discuss motivation and inspiration, reflecting on our past year and looking forward to a year of growth and prosperity ahead.

Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” And in fact, the name of your game this December should be proactivity. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to think and plan out how to have a breakthrough 2016. To get you started, here are some ways to increase productivity and success in the new year:

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Connecting with Clients: ‘Tis The Season

By Kim Gellatly

The holiday season can be a wonderful time to reach your clients in fun, memorable and festive ways.  Working hard during the fourth quarter to reach out to your clients can also help ensure you’ll have a great start to business in the first quarter of the new year.  Here are some of my favorite ways to connect with my network of clients during the holiday season:

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Thursday Thoughts on Leadership: DISCovering Behaviors

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me in Nashville, TN for the Real Living Connection conference. However, I want to travel back a bit farther — not in distance but in time — to twenty four hundred years ago when Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, first started to contemplate the idea that differences in human behavior follow a recognizable pattern. Ever since this discovery, scientists and researchers alike have studied the concepts of behavior and personality. Notably, in 1928, Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. William Marston wrote “The Emotions of Normal People,” in which he put forth the idea that people are motivated by four intrinsic drives — represented by four letters of the alphabet, D,I,S,C, — that define behavioral patterns. And so, a concept called DISC was born.

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The Apex of Luxury: The Tunken

Featuring the elite listings of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The Tunken in Hamilton, MT, is an architectural masterpiece of understated elegance crafted by the finest artisans in the Northwest. This nationally awarded custom residence is strategically placed on 116+ pristine irrigated acres to offer secluded privacy and unobstructed views of the snow capped Bitterroot peaks. The main residence is a one-of-a-kind lodge boasting of over 7,600 sq ft.

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