It's All About MeMe.....Really? and Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal
Wow this is a real toughie, but we were tagged by Anita Clark, Ed Silva, Steve Chain and Chris Smith and we like to think we are good sports, up for anything, so we're jumping into the MeMe challenge!
There is nothing interesting in our backgrounds we are true blue Candians, born and bred here, both of us. My Grandmother was a mail order bride though, brought over from England and we always found that very fascinating.
Against all our family and friends advice we threw all our eggs in one basket and both of us got into this real estate game full time with the only income coming 100% from the commissions we earned, gutsy thinking back now when you have a family and mortgage!
Initially we worked totally separate, doing our own things and teamed up quite by fluke before teams were popular. We went on one appointment together because of time restraints created by a personal obligation. The clients loved the idea that we were husband and wife working the same business, our two view points, and how we bounced ideas back and forth. It went so well, we tried it again with the same result and thought why not. Working together has served us well.
We opened our own real estate business and had three offices, before realizing our passion was truly in the selling. With this knowledge we closed our business and moved over to Re/Max Realty Services Inc. and have not looked back.
Our greatest career thrill, is being asked to be one of ten agents in Canada to be part of Re/max's top 100 agents invited by Dave Liniger, one of the founders of Re/Max International to Denver back in the mid '90's. Our greatest honour is being voted in 2010, by the residents of the City of Brampton as the "Best People in Real Estate" for 15th time out of the 16 years they have been voting.
Our son and daughter being raised in a household where real estate was the main topic of conversation, found they had real estate in their veins and have followed our footsteps. Our slogan "Let Our Family Help Your Family" is really true.
Now for the real tough part, the BHAG! The goal has always been to be organized, to run the business instead of it running us so much and to be able to take the months of July and December totally off. We don't really know why those months, we just picked them. It has never worked out, there is usually something on the go or maybe we are just control freaks. We'll have to get back to you on that one!
Here's the MeMe Rules and a tutorial What is YOUR Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) for 2011. We'd also like to know more about you, and your background, what is it about you that makes this BHAG so important? What experiences are you bringing with you into 2011 that will make this BHAG work? So I'm asking you to please share 5 or 6 things about yourself, and then tag 5 or 6 more people so we can learn about them too!
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Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage
10473 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, ON L0J1C0