By Gino Blefari
This week my travels found me first in New Jersey for the Mavericks Fall 2018 Meeting held at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties. The Mavericks is a small think-tank group of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network CEOs who meet to exchange ideas, provide peer review and help members grow their businesses. Each meeting is hosted by a different company and each meeting always proves even more productive than the last. Every time I sit down with this group of innovative leaders, I walk away with actionable ideas, which can be shared with the network, to help our franchisees grow, improve and succeed.
After Mavericks, I traveled to Little Falls, NJ for a meeting with Bob and Lorraine Van Der Wende, broker/owners of our newest domestic franchisee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties. The brokerage, formerly Century 21, was founded by the two real estate veterans in 1980 and has since grown to be a local powerhouse, leading the Passaic Valley in home sales volume for the last 27 years, according to Garden State MLS data.
So, what’s the message? It’s fitting that I was in New Jersey this week for Mavericks and a celebration of our new network members because both events really told incredible stories about leadership, business and achieving your goals. In the third part of our Five Stars video series, we’ll delve deeper into the structure of a great story and what makes it powerful, engaging and something listeners will never forget.