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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

JP & Associates REALTORS® Comes Out at NAR Annual Convention

JP & Associates REALTORS® Comes Out at NAR Annual Convention

JP & Associates REALTORS® comes out at the National Association of REALTORS® annual convention to announce its expansion within Texas and the USA. The REALTORS® Annual Conference & Expo is the largest event for the most successful real estate professionals. Held in Boston, 20,000 REALTORS® and 400 vendors from across the USA and the world attended.

CEO and Founder JP Piccinini said, “NAR was the perfect place for our national expansion coming out party. JPAR is on the move and we have big plans to better serve the consumer, the agent and the industry. If your desire is to grow and be part of something special, we should talk!”

Year over year, REALTORS® who attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo report making twice as much income from real estate as the typical NAR member. The typical conference attendee works in real estate full-time and has an average of 17 years of industry experience. Attendees are sales agents, associate brokers, broker-owners and real estate office staff, and they represent a variety of different office sizes and business franchises. Visitors come from all 50 U.S. states and several U.S. territories. The event also welcomes 1,500 international real estate professionals from over 60 countries.

Mark Johnson, COO stated, “We had a full contingent representing all the aspects of JPAR. Frank Gay our CEO of JPAR Franchising LLC, Howard Ashkinos, Vice President of JPAR Franchising LLC, Keisha York, Texas Managing Broker and Shannon Ashkinos, Director of Career Development all attended the conference. The JPAR team, staff, and agents are committed to exceeding expectations and serving our local communities. If your desire is to grow and be part of something special, we should talk!”

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

Vesuvius Holdings and JP & Associates REALTORS® Announces New Headquarters Building

Vesuvius Holdings and JP & Associates REALTORS® Announces New Headquarters Building

Vesuvius Holdings and JP & Associates REALTORS® announced today it has entered into agreements for its new worldwide headquarters based in Frisco, Texas.

Frisco, recently named as Money Magazine’s best place to live in America, is a city in Collin and Denton counties of Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco’s outstanding public schools with more than 70 campuses, has the highest graduation rate of all the cities and towns MONEY evaluated in 2018.

JP Piccinini Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vesuvius Holdings and JP & Associates REALTORS® said, “We love Texas and we love Frisco. The mindset here is one of let’s build the place we all can work, have fun and live in. I can’t think of a better place to build our HQ and fulfill my vision of creating a complete real estate solution with one-stop shopping that better serves the consumer, the agent, our partners and staff.”

The facility will open in mid-2020 and the ground floor of the 40,000 square foot headquarters will house Vesuvius Holdings, JP & Associates Corporate office, JP & Associates agent office, Odasi – On-Demand Agent Services, Lend Genie and other affiliated businesses. The remaining floors will be available for lease.

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

What Will You Regret More?

What Will You Regret More?

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get stuck. When you get stuck what do you do? Here’s one idea… to consider:

What will you regret more… doing it or not doing it? Asking yourself this question cuts through the fears, the pros and cons and all that other stuff that clogs the decision-making process. Asking this question can get you out of your head and into your heart, revealing what you truly want. And once you know that, the details sort themselves out. Any testimonials?

Research shows that more people regret things they didn’t do than the things they did, even if things they did turned out badly. After all, with time and effort, you can fix almost any mistake… yet you can’t go back and do the things you dreamed of doing but didn’t. That means you can only think about how today would be different if you had only taken action.

Take a moment and write down that decision you’ve been procrastinating about… the one thing you’ve been thinking about, the one thing you’ve been getting ready to get ready. And ask yourself, “what will I regret more… doing it or not doing it?”

Research shows, we most regret thinking we didn’t reach our full potential. We most regret not becoming the person we feel we could have become…if we only had tried.

I suspect this is the case because it is the one mistake you can never go back and fix.

Yet it is the one mistake we all can stop making today.

Think about this… it’s easy to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more grit, more willpower, more innate talent, and above all, more motivation to see their goals through.

Yet that’s not actually true. Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden proves “motivation” as we know it is a myth. Motivation isn’t the special sauce that we require at the beginning of any major change. In fact, motivation is a result of the process, not a cause. Understanding this will change the way you approach any obstacle or a big goal.

Read more about it here, The Motivation Myth

What will you regret more… doing it or not doing it?

#WinTheDay

I’ll Rest When I’m Dead!

I’ll Rest When I’m Dead!

I’ll rest when I’m dead…as driven business owners we’ve probably all said this phrase at some point in our careers.

JP and I were reflecting the other day on the amazing group of teams, agents, and staff that have joined us to create their business within the business. We are blessed to be surrounded by the best of the best. We are blessed to work in an industry of such dedicated, loyal and giving professionals that provides so much opportunity and fuels so much of our economy. Yet as self-employed, driven entrepreneurs many of us live life on the wire and are highly prone to burn-out.

Normally we write about increasing productivity, tips and hacks to make you more productive. Yet today, let’s review rest: the power of rest… the necessity of rest and the purpose of rest.

Consider this… if you are not fully rested and charged you can’t serve your clients at the highest level. Yes? So taking time to sharpen the saw, to rest and recharge is a way of better serving your clients. And if that’s not a good enough reason for you, then consider that science has proven that working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. Any testimonies?

So as self-employed entrepreneurs – with no guaranteed paycheck – how do we balance work and non-work activities? It’s not easy, yet in his book “Life On The Wire” my friend Todd Duncan contends the last thing we need amid life’s inherent imbalance is another attempt at a how-to formula for perfect balance… equal parts work and life. In fact, he argues that such a holy grail does not exist. Instead, he has issued a more pragmatic formula he calls purposeful imbalance: the process of purposefully leaning toward work without sacrificing life and purposefully leaning toward life without damaging your business. It is precisely the way a tight-rope walker makes his way across a one-inch rope without falling.

I’ve turned to FORBES magazines council of coaches for some advice and here is what they have to say.

7 Practical Tips To Avoid  Burnout and Reduce Stress

1. Get Curious About Self-Care

One strategy to reduce stress is to get curious about self-care. Self-care is about getting clear on what’s important to us and what will recharge our batteries. An easy way to do this is to explore a hobby we have been interested in, and approach it with a sense of curiosity instead of mastery. Allowing ourselves to “just play” can open up space we never knew we had. – Coach Jean Muhlbauer

2. Set Time Aside For Quiet Reflection

Set time aside daily for quiet, inner reflection in silence and solitude, followed by planning and organizing your day. Assess the actual value of your priorities and activities. Practice discipline in your focus to avoid distraction. Each morning, evaluate your past day’s success and adapt accordingly. – Coach Jay Steven Levin

3. Spend At least 15 Minutes A Day In Meditation

One practical strategy a modern professional can easily incorporate into their life to reduce stress is to schedule at least 15 minutes a day to meditate. This may sound like an overused idea, but that does not diminish its impact or effectiveness. While there is empirical data to support the positive effects of meditation, one does not need data to experience it first hand. Give it a try. – Coach Sharesz T. Wilkinson

4. Develop A Personal Daily Ritual

One strategy that just about everyone can do to help reduce stress is to develop a personal and practical ritual that you can do every day. For one of my clients, it’s having tea first thing each morning at a table or location away from her work desk. Some of my clients have incorporated nightly journaling or even an afternoon 20-minute nap. The key is to find something relaxing and stick to it! – Coach Trellis Usher

5. Hit The Pause Button More Often

Do you hit the pause button often enough? When you do, you can think through and adjust a communication, determine if you are working on the right priority versus just working, and most importantly, see the forest versus being caught in the trees. – Coach Janine Schindler

6. Accept That Stress Is Of Your Own Making

Our work with very successful CEOs and senior executives allows them to appreciate that stress is of our own making against some ideal, what we perceive others think of us, or unrealistic expectations. We have the same amount of time as everyone else and freedom on how we choose to use that time. Most importantly, we have freedom in how we choose to perceive our own performance and accomplishments – Coach Dave Garrison

7. Live In The Now

Living in the now is a great way to reduce stress. Focusing on the future creates anxiety, and thinking about the past creates regret. Furthermore, the future does not exist because when it arrives, it arrives in the present moment. The only thing that exists is right now, and focusing on the present moment and situation directly in front of you can significantly reduce your stress. – Coach Jason Johnson

So there you have it – 7 practical steps – from 7 world class coaches.  Do you have something to add to the list? Share it in the comments below. For me, I frequently rely on what’s written in Matthew 11:28-30.

Our desire this week, and every week is that you take time to rest and recharge… so you can better serve you, your families, your clients, and your community. Rest well, my friends.

#WinTheDay

Giddyap! Texas Brokerage JP & Associates REALTORS® is Franchising

Giddyap! Texas Brokerage JP & Associates REALTORS® is Franchising

JP & Associates REALTORS® was recently featured in INMAN news.

In the June 15th, 2018 edition of INMAN news, JP & Associates REALTORS® franchising offer was featured. “JPAR Franchising is open for business, and now looking for top producers and broker-owners who want to own the next generation brokerage model. We believe the model we created in Texas is poised for a new generation of real estate entrepreneurs who want to own a business. A franchise business that is truly supported by the franchise, where best-in-class technology, system, processes, and training are all provided in a box with a clear roadmap and proven strategy.” J.P. Piccinini, CEO & Founder told INMAN.

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