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JP & Associates REALTORS Gives Back

JP & Associates REALTORS Gives Back

JP & Associates REALTORS® and the Emilio and Giovanna Piccinini Better Future foundation recently hosted over 175 at risk youth in the Dallas Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio markets. The foundation worked with Samaritan Inn; City House; Buckner Place; Backpack Friends; Haven For Hope and Settlement House For Children Helping Hands.

CEO and Founder JP Picinnini, said “we have two fundamental values in our culture: productivity and service. Each of our staff and agents demonstrates servant leadership, throughout the year yet it is especially touching during the holidays when we can make a difference in the lives of children.”

Rene’ Sinclair, co-founder of the better future foundation, stated, “The Emilio and Giovanna Piccinini Better Future foundation is dedicated to rewarding those children who face challenges, but still strive to accomplish academic and leadership achievements in hopes of a better future. The foundation provides financial and other meaningful assistance to bright and promising at risk youth with the ultimate goal of improving their lives and future, by providing a hand up not a handout.

JP And Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is one of the top 100 real estate brokerages in the US. A full-service transaction fee based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing brokerages in the country by REAL TRENDS as well as also being a back to back INC5000 nominee. It operates multiple offices across Texas and is expanding nationwide offering franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals. Read more about JP and Associates REALTORS: http://JPAR.net

Episode 38: Success From Scratch

Episode 38: Success From Scratch

This week Amy Minor from Austin, TX is my guest on Success From Scratch.

Minor just came back from France and is a self proclaimed Mindset, Personal Growth and Development junky. She grew up in Germany and was big into the theater before getting into Real Estate three years ago.

Watch today’s episode and learn more about making Success come from Scratch!

 

“I found women that were successful, or business owners, or CEOs and I was like, ‘well they’re going to have friends that are like them,’ so I was reaching out to friends of friends essentially and one of them was a real estate agent […] at the end she was like, oh you have to go into real estate, you would be amazing! […] I truly started from scratch.” – Amy Minor, JP and Associates REALTORS®
Your Business Is Like A Rowing Team

Your Business Is Like A Rowing Team

I spent some time this week in our Austin, Texas market where one of our REALTOR® team leaders is also a “coxswain” and a rowing coach. He was telling me a story about a new rower, who was placed on a boat with 8 others… he noticed she appeared to be working very hard and sweating profusely, yet her technique was so off it wasn’t helping the team.

Can you relate to a time where you’ve been working hard and not getting the result you intended?

A rowing team – and your business – needs more than just quality, skilled resources. You also need all your resources in the right seats, doing the right things.

Here’s the thing I learned about rowing: in an eight-person boat, each rower has one oar—four on port and four on starboard. If one side pulls harder that the other side, the boat turns. If one side’s oars are raised higher than the other side, the boat tips. In order to find the set and create swing, everyone must work together to balance the boat and have exact timing. Your hands must be at exactly the right height as you slide up to the catch. Every oar has to drop into the water at the exact same time. Everyone needs to pull at equal pressure. All the blades need to come out of the water and release in unison. Any deviation disrupts the boat.

So, what can we learn?

First, have a clear direction, but an easy hand on the steering

The “coxswain” job is to keep the boat on course and steer the straightest line possible. Steering too much means zig-zagging over the course and rowing far more than 2,000 meters, which adds to time. The trick is to keep the end in sight and steer to a center point far down course, not trying to keep coming back to the center every stroke. To do this, the coxswain calls out increased pressure for a few strokes on one side of the boat or the other to correct the course rather than use the rudder, which slows down the boat.

Learning: High-performance teams always keep the end in sight and know the ultimate objectives of their work. Without a clear picture of the goal, teams thrash with process and fail to achieve proper alignment in their activities. Going in the wrong direction as fast as you can doesn’t get you any closer to the finish.

Second, it’s not how hard you work, it’s how hard you work together

It turns out that pulling as hard as you can, without pulling together, actually slows the boat down. Imbalanced power will veer the boat one direction and throw off the timing of the catch and the release. Uncontrolled straining at the oar can tip your weight left or right and toss the boat side to side. A successful team pulls in perfect balance and with perfect timing.

Learning: Successful teams know that performance is a function of collaboration and coordination, not a sum of individual effort. Knowing how your contribution is affecting the final outcome and staying highly aware of what others are doing while staying in sync is critical to delivering results. Reacting quickly, deliberately and in a coordinated fashion allows teams to adapt to changes, handle new information, and stay on target.

Make it a powerful week and looking forward to hearing your success stories.

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How To Avoid The Holiday Coma

How To Avoid The Holiday Coma

Like many of you, I’m coming off a major Thanksgiving holiday. Full of friends, family and the food coma. A study from 2007 found that eating a meal with a high glycemic index shortened the time it took for people to fall asleep by about 50% when compared to those fed a low glycemic index meal.

But there’s likely more than one reason a Thanksgiving feast can end in sleepiness. A study from 2009 suggests that cross-talk between the gut and the brain after a meal activates the hypothalamus, which indirectly stimulates regions responsible for sleep while simultaneously suppressing regions responsible for wakefulness.

In last week’s blog, I wrote about the Mindset, Attitude, Actions, and Results circle. That’s kind of like the cross talk between your gut and the brain after a big meal, yes!? Here is what we know, the difference between mindset and attitude are clear: mindset is a way of thinking; that in turn drives your attitude which shows up in how you approach things, your language tone and posture. That in turns drives your actions and your behavior which ultimately delivers an outcome or a result.

So, IF your business is in a food coma, or you are being proactive to avoid the holiday business coma, here’s 2 steps to consider.

1. Improve your posture and increase your daily physical activity over the next 4 weeks.
2. Make sure your business plan is relevant and up to date by 12/1. And in that process ensure you:
a. Define YOUR unique value
b. Trouble shoot any issue holding you back
c. Be clear and FOCUS on a clearly defined target market
d. Get in a small group

Move your body MORE

Tony Robbins, consultant and coach to CEO’s and self-help guru believes that what the body does, the mind follows. Wake up your body and your mind is awoken.

Example: what is your posture at this moment? When was the last time you went on brisk walk? How do you carry yourself? How do you dress yourself? How does your face look at this exact moment? Change your physical state: Take a daily walk, sit up straighter, put a smile on your face, dress the part for your industry and see if that doesn’t have an immediate effect on your mindset.

If you’re interested, look into the book “Presence” where author Amy Cuddy explains the science behind all of this and even shows you a couple of power poses. Here is a link to her amazing Ted Talk.

Is Your Business Plan Relevant?

Define your value and remember it’s NOT all about you! Be TOTALLY clear about how choosing you as a real estate agent benefits your prospect. When someone asks you what you do, it can be tempting to list your awards and accomplishments. Try to be mindful about naming specific ways your services benefit sellers, buyers or investors. Benefit-focused value statements resonate with prospects in a meaningful way. For example:

I specialize in helping empty nesters find the luxury downtown condo that’s just right for them.

I am a ninja negotiator with a track record of selling homes at an average of 2 percent over list.

Want to sell fast? Then I’m your real estate agent, as my listings sell in 26 days on average, 13 days faster than the norm.

Troubleshoot any issue holding you back. Unless you are a hobbyist in real estate, you’ll need systems for:

Consistent quality – for you, your clients and your partners.
Simplifying your workload – like a checklist for a pilot before takeoff
Saving time – less time wondering what to do next and more time doing it
Highlighting and eliminating inefficiencies
Growing your business – serve more people, make more money

Do you have a clear TARGET?

When we see agents and teams struggling, too often their target market is just not specific enough. Many agents and teams may have several different types of target markets. Yet, for the purposes of marketing your business, you want to start with a laser focus on sellers and buyers. Your target market profile should be specific enough to answer basic questions like:

Where can you find sufficient numbers of them in groups?
What media do they consume? (How to reach them)
What blog sites, websites, forums do they frequent?
How engaged are they on social media and which platform?
What associations do they belong to?

The power of a small group. If your business is struggling – or you want to avoid the holiday coma – as the business owner, it can be tough to see the forest between the trees. It’s easy to get in overdrive mode putting in more hours working in the business with little or no time left to work on the business. This is where it would be wise to seek expert from like-minded individuals, a business coach or BOTH.

What action will you take to get out of OR avoid a business holiday coma?

 

JP and Associates REALTORS® Hires Houston Market Leader

JP and Associates REALTORS® Hires Houston Market Leader

JP & Associates REALTORS® is pleased to announce Ryan Bokros has joined the team as its Area Business Development Manager for its Houston, Texas market.

Ryan is a 14 year veteran of the real estate industry who is widely known as a growth strategist, industry connector, thought leader and recruiter.

JP Piccinini, Founder and CEO said, “Ryan has held vital roles in both small and large companies. He has led strategic learning initiatives for the largest real estate company and franchiser in the world and he has led small niche brokerages, where he became known for innovative ideas and execution. We are pleased to have Ryan lead our growth efforts in Houston.”

Knowing the importance of not just knowledge but the execution of ideas, Ryan has spent time giving back to the industry. Currently, Ryan serves as the incoming Chair for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum and he is a member of the NAR Research Committee and has been chosen to lead the Texas Association of REALTORS® as 2019 Chair of the Technology and MLS Committee.

Mark Johnson, COO said, “Ryan has been recognized by the Houston Association of REALTORS as a Top 20 Under 40 Rising Star as well as a Top 20 Influencer in Residential Real Estate as part of the Swanepoel Power 200. He brings a well rounded and powerful results driven style to our team.”

With his wife Maggie and 5 children, he enjoys all of the great things about living in The Woodlands, TX. As a lifelong Astros fan, sports is something Ryan will talk about to anyone. When time allows, Ryan also enjoys a nice sunny day on the golf course or a hike with his family. Ryan is also a classically trained chef and loves to cook and of course eat great food.

JP And Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is one of the top 100 real estate brokerages in the US. A full-service transaction fee based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing brokerages in the country by REAL TRENDS as well as also being a back to back INC5000 nominee. It operates multiple offices across Texas and is expanding nationwide offering franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals. Read more about JP and Associates REALTORS: http://JPAR.net

Episode 33: Success From Scratch

Episode 33: Success From Scratch

Kelly and Tony Snodgrass are my special guest today on Success From Scratch. This team of 9 has helped over 100 families to buy, sell or invest in real estate this year. Kelly and Tony share their leadership philosophy and how they have minimized “technology” and maximized “relationships” to grow an amazing business. By developing standards and grooved processes, these leaders have created a team that outproduces them, with nearly 70% of all production completed by team members. Kelly shares how she has overcome self-doubt to create a powerful and confident mindset.

Learn more by watching the full episode.

“Doing more than what you’re asked and learning to say NO, has been a breakthrough for us.” ~ Kelly and Tony Snodgrass, JP and Associates REALTORS®

 

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