Thursday, February 10, 2011

EOU Breast Cancer Awareness Event

As many of you know, this cause is very near to our hearts.  This disease has had a major impact on our lives and the lives of our families and friends.  We are committed to helping in any way possible toward the research and cure of this awful disease.  Please join us at EOU on Friday night beginning at 5:30pm at Quinn Coliseum for "Pink Night" at EOU during the women's and men's basketball games.  There is going to be a silent auction featuring all kinds of baked goods provided by the lovely ladies of RE/MAX.  Also be aware of the silent auction for a quilt that was lovingly crafted and donated by Shawna.  To see some photos, go to our Facebook page (RE/MAX Real Estate Team).  This event has become an annual commitment for the ladies in the office.  Please come support their efforts to help with the Komen Foundation.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Latest "Victims"

Have you been into our office lately?  Since Feb 1?  If not you have missed out on meeting our "latest victims", Monica and Elizabeth. 
Monica is our new office manager that lurks at the front desk from 8 am to noon.  She is a recent EOU grad and has taken on the daunting task of trying to create some organization in the chaotic world of RE/MAX real estate. She has done an outstanding job so far and we look forward to nothing but good things from her as we move forward and she gets more comfortable with the position. 
Elizabeth is in the office from 1 pm until 5pm everyday.  She is currently an intern that came to us from EOU.  What a great addition she has been! She is studying toward a degree in business from EOU and is getting some interesting "hands on" experience working in our office.
If you get a few minutes, stop in and say hi to these new ladies and welcome them to the business community.  We are so grateful for their presence and look forward to building a warm relationship with both of them just as we do with the clients we serve. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Huge Loss To the Real Estate Community

We learned that Becky Keeling, founding member and former owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Team, passed away this morning.   Becky was a driving force in forming this company that we are all so proud of today.  Many of the things that are "just how we operate" were ideas forged by Becky in the beginning of this company.  Becky truly loved the real estate business and it showed in everything she did.  She loved the business, the activity, the social networking and most of all she loved her clients and passionately represented them.  The ultimate professional, she worked nearly all the time--because to her it wasnt really working.  It was what she enjoyed.  When her health got bad enough that she was forced to retire, it was one of the hardest decisions she would ever make.  As her health became increasingly worse, she became a beacon of strength that all of us looked up to.  In the midst of some terrible challenges that would have reduced most of us to tears, she maintained her sense of humor and made jokes about her bald head and her hot flashes.  She was an example to us all for how we should deal with life and all the struggles that can come to us.  All of us will remember her for her strength and courage.  We have loved her dearly, as did everyone who knew her.  May she now rest and may we all remember the lessons we learned by watching her deal with her life............

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Proud of My Office

I am continually amazed at our office.  We have a group that includes 20 something women, 60 something ex-bankers, former missionaries, farmers, restaurant owners…. A pretty diverse group, but one thing we have in common is that we care deeply about each other and about the clients we serve.  We may not always think about it, but this thread of caring is recognized by the community. They don’t hear bad things about our office, they don’t see a group of “sharks” chasing each other’s business, we are seen as trustworthy…….. all these things bring us business. I am proud of who we are and what we represent to the community……..  We just keep being reminded that doing the right thing DOES make a difference.