It isn’t every day we’re confronted with natural disasters on a grand scale, such as the one we experienced this past weekend. But, when they do happen we are left remembering how fragile life can be and how, despite our attempts to isolate ourselves, we as a species rely on each other much more than we care to admit. It is this fact that brings us to two agents, Gina Schwartz and Valerie Reid (of Fredericksburg), who went above and beyond their duties to find a rental home for a disabled couple that would accommodate their health needs – including enlisting the help of Valerie’s contractor husband to build a handrail.
With the right level of motivation and the right people providing mentorship and support, you can achieve a lot in a short time no matter what industry you’re in. Lisa Wan, a Seattle native with dreams of becoming a real estate agent, had the motivation. All she needed was 2,300 miles and someone to show her the way.
One of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make should be managed by a representative who can guide you through the home buying or selling process with equal parts skill and grace. When Leslie Mytrysak joined Avery-Hess, Realtors®, she did so knowing her fellow agents would have those qualities and more. By surrounding herself in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing environment, Leslie is able to utilize the experience of the top-producing colleagues around her by applying their knowhow to her own business. Whether gaining the confidence to become a full time agent, being responsive to inquiries, or being given the opportunity to host others’ open houses, Leslie is thriving through hard work and ample support from a tight-knit group of specialists who continually push each other to excel.
For this New Year’s edition of WOW Factor we’re taking a moment to reflect on 2015’s achievements. We asked around the company to see what made everybody’s year a great one. We received everything from personal goals met to heartfelt acknowledgements of the work carried out by colleagues and friends. Take a look and see what they had to say.