THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: ASSOCIATING FOR GROWTH

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first found me in Minneapolis to present on the West Coast Offense and leadership at the HomeServices of America Title & Escrow Conference. I then headed back to Northern California and this weekend, will attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The conference, known on social media as #NARAnnual, is described as “the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals,” and features more than 100 educational sessions and 400+ exhibitors.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: PREPARE FOR THE NEW YEAR

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me in Minneapolis and then with the team at First Weber, Inc. in Wisconsin and then in Southern California. Last week, I wrote about the importance of preparation and I want to continue with that theme. In an ideal world, we should all prepare for the new year on October 1.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARATION

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first found me in Minneapolis for a HomeServices of America leadership conference. I spoke to the group about leadership and the West Coast Offense for running a real estate brokerage, and it was inspiring to spend some time with our organization’s current and future leaders. Next, I flew to Nashville for a creative review that will help us prepare for our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 2020 Sales Convention and as I write this, I’m preparing for a HomeServices of America board meeting on Monday, where we’ll present the budget in preparation for the year ahead.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Decisions, Decisions

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Michigan at a Mavericks mastermind meeting hosted by Steve Fase, broker/owner and CEO; and Steve Fase II, president of the brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northern Indiana Real Estate | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines Realtors. Although all the Mavericks meetings I’ve attended have been terrific, this was one for the books! The organization, the hospitality and the preparation set a new standard for excellence.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Craters and Coincidence

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Provo, Utah for the Mavericks II mastermind meeting, hosted by Bruce Tucker, CEO at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Real Estate and Steve Cuillard, president at Elite Real Estate. After Utah, I flew to New York to attend the HomeServices of America, Inc. East Region CEO Meeting, hosted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Living Out Your Dreams

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first found me in South Florida, visiting with several Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages. On Friday morning, I met with Ron Shuffield, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty and his leadership team, and we were joined via Skype by Christy Budnick, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty; Linda Sherrer, founder and chairman of Florida Network Realty; as well as the brokerage’s esteemed leaders.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: INVEST IN YOURSELF AND IMPROVE

By Gino Blefari

“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.” – Warren Buffett

This week my travels found me first in Minneapolis for the Berkshire Hathaway Energy tech review meeting then on Tuesday night through Thursday morning with HomeServices of Nebraska speaking to the leadership team about the West Coast Offense for running a real estate brokerage. I also presented to employees and agents on creating a positive mindset and routine for success.

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP: THROUGH THE STORM

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels find me in Northern California, in calls and meetings with our teams across the globe. As I write this, I just finished a great meeting in San Francisco with Paula Gold-Nocella, broker and regional partner at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, and her team. Drysdale Properties, led by Gretchen Pearson, president/owner, is the largest independent and 100% woman-owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage in the network. During the meeting at Drysdale Properties, I shared the story of my real estate career and the keys to a successful mindset and routine.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Out of Luck

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Minneapolis for the HomeServices of America, Inc. Central Region CEO Meeting. I spoke to the group about the West Coast Offense for running a real estate brokerage and we also discussed market updates and challenges, technology initiatives at our organization, the state of mortgage, operational excellence, leadership development, and warranty and legal issues. It was a thoroughly organized and thought-provoking meeting on ways we can advance our brokerage networks forward.

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Thoughts On Leadership: Exploding Your Business

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first took me to Omaha, NE to attend Explosion 2019, a real estate conference hosted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate and Vince Leisey, CEO of Ambassador Real Estate and conference founder. After Omaha, I traveled to Nashville to attend Harry Norman, REALTORS® 2019 Senior Marketing Consultant (SMC) Retreat and also met with the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty.

But before we talk about Nashville, let’s get back to Nebraska … The Explosion conference featured an action-packed agenda with valuable takeaways from industry leaders and top agents in markets across the country. I participated on a panel with top producers as well as a panel for managers about culture, an important component to what makes Ambassador Real Estate thrive.

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