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: 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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Thoughts on Leadership: The Magic of Leaders

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me at the Tom Ferry Success Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday, and today I’m in Irvine for alignment meetings for our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brands.

Each year, Tom Ferry’s Success Summit is an opportunity to converge with top agents for learning, growing and idea-sharing. I’m always inspired during the event by the dedication and discipline exhibited by all those who attend. As Warren Buffett said, “By far the best investment you can make is in yourself.”

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Thoughts on Leadership: Catching Success

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in San Diego for Buffini & Company’s MasterMind Summit and then back to the Bay Area for Dwight Clark Day during the San Francisco 49ers open training camp. This afternoon, I spent the day with Intero Real Estate Services managers, ironically sharing the West Coast Offense on how to run a real estate company with them.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Scorekeeping in the Game of Work

By Gino Blefari

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” – Thomas S. Monson

This week my travels find me first in Newport Beach at the “Link Arms Sales Rally” for Orange Coast Title Family of Profit Centers. The event included company executives, profit center managers and sales representatives for all nine title insurance agencies operating in six states. I presented to the group on habits for success, and it was evident everyone in attendance was dedicated to self-improvement, learning and the systematic attainment of their Wildly Important Goals.

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From realtor.com: When ignorance ISN’T bliss

This week, realtor.com published a piece from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Chris Stuart about the importance of being vigilant against cyber-crime. This important topic hits our industry, and our personal lives, daily. As Stuart points out in his guest post, “The ever-expanding tentacles of cyber-crime can create significant consequences that impact all aspects of our lives and livelihoods.” The consequences for a company can be dire.

Read more below from Chris Stuart in the article, “When ignorance ISN’T bliss,” and share with your sphere of influence so that they too may be aware of the risks associated with cyber-crime.

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