It is now officially Christmas Week. There have been times that I thought 2010 would never end, and now I look back and wonder where it went!
Thursday night, I was honored to receive the “2010 Sales Manager of the Year” award from the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee’s Sales & Marketing Council. It truly is an honor to be recognized by your peers. It is a greater honor to work with the team we have at Ole South. This year, ten of our thirteen full-time on-site agents received Circle of Excellence awards!
The evening would not have happened had it not been for those that got off the fence and purchased a new home. Thank you for believing in us, and the new home industry!
We gathered at Nashville’s fashionable Hutton Hotel and enjoyed the company of other builders, industry professionals, and on-site agents that also made it through 2010. Connie Nicley and the staff of HBAMT are to be commended for making this year’s event spectacular as always!
At this event, it became apparent that 2011 is going to be a year of recovery! Why, you ask?
At the 2008 HBAMT banquet, only one agent received a Platinum Award for over $10 million in closed sales – our own Lynn Harrison. At the 2009 banquet, there were no Platinum Award recipients. This year, there were two! Tommy Jarrett from Southeastern Builders and Joni Wilson of Norfolk Homes. The market is turning!
This hasn’t necessarily been a banner year for the home building industry, but it has been an exceptional year for those wanting to purchase a home, especially first-time home buyers. Those opportunities still remain, at least right now. Those sitting on that fence are going to have blisters of regret if they keep waiting on the planets to align more favorably than they are now. Keep waiting and pay more… in price, interest rate, or both.
Our HBAMT Sales & Marketing Council brings cutting-edge program topics and speakers to our meetings. In September, we had the honor of spending the morning with Jeff Shore, a well-known “guru” of new home sales. If you are in Real Estate, especially new home sales, his blog is a “must-follow.” His Christmas Message will make you reflect, and make you proud to be a Realtor.
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee