Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grand Opening in Clemmons this Weekend!

Townhome Living in Clemmons Starting at $189,000!

See our Sunny Brook Village article below from the
Winston-Salem Journal Home Place 

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Lake at Lissara ~ Shirley LeShell Shares the Love!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

A Tribute to Glad Roy

The CBTR team will miss you!

Wow, what a lady Glad Roy is! She just spent 24+ years as the new homes marketing coordinator, among other things, originating with Hubbard Realty but finishing with Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors. I have had the privilege to spend only one of those years with her but in that short amount of time I have learned many life lessons from her. I know those who have spent more time with her could create an endless list of attributes which make this woman such a special person.

Beverly thanks Glad for her many dedicated years.

In the shadows of her professional character, her personal character shines through- actually though, I am not sure which shines the brightest.

Be dignified. Be a lady. Be strong. Be a woman. Be an eternal optimist. Be a Mother.  Be a Grandmother. Try your hardest and give life your best shot. Don’t cut yourself short. Dare to dream…and dream big! The only person, aside from God, who will make your dreams a reality is yourself, so what are you waiting for…get started!? Age is only a number and it recalculates daily so don’t let age stop you from learning new things! Be a good listener and ask questions.

Ellen, Glad and Aaron.

Glad learned to figure skate at the age of 60 and returned to the art of her youth with house and animal portraiture at the age of 70. Apparently she got bored with the things she was already super at, like playing tennis, so she wanted to add to her multitude of life’s passions. But one thing she cannot deny is her ability to leave a life long impression- not only through her water colors but also by just getting to know the humble soul who makes Glad.

Join us in celebrating Glad and her new chapter in life where she is sure to leave her lasting signature.

Congratulations Greg Ettinger!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Are we socially crutched?

Has interpersonal and live communication become more invisible and less interesting as it takes back seat to our social communication methods?  Do you take the time to perform and perfect the tactics recommended in this RIS Media article? Or, in an effort to please the mighty desire to instantly accomplish goals, do you find building rapport this day and age is currently taking  the back seat? 

Sandra Fincher, Broker, CBTR Greensboro Office

If you answer yes, obviously based on the above recommendations, you aren’t alone!

Wikipedia defines “rapport” as “one of the most important features or characteristics of subconscious communication. It is commonality of perspective: being "in sync" with, or being "on the same wavelength" as the person with whom you are talking.”

What does it take to be communicably in sync with one another?

Without this “commonality of perspective,” some professionals may come across as if they don’t care when in fact they subconsciously feel they’re too busy and they don’t have time to care. In this instant and technologically advanced world where needs must be met before they can even be anticipated, some may feel this “small talk” referenced in the article is a time zapper, especially if a potential client might be a, please forgive me, “tire kicker.”

Or as the social era progresses, they feel they have become poor rapport builders and hesitate to personally step out of their comfort zone by picking up the phone or scheduling a face-to-face. This could be because they have relied solely on their new communication methods to be successful. 

At what point does it become an acceptable balance of the old and new? When I was selling real estate, my Broker-In-Charge constantly urged us to merge the old and new…to pick up the phone, go see a client and make a personal difference.  She also said to not rely solely on emailing, text messaging, Facebook but to add that human touch!

In real estate sales, TRUST is one of the largest components that bridge the gap between whether or not a relationship is successful.

We really do care. With our new and improved ways to quickly and efficiently do business, there are many ways we can show clients and customers that we care while remaining on the cutting edge of technology. So, how do you balance building rapport not only traditionally but socially?