Valentine’s Day has come and gone, yet my love affair with NYC real estate continues.
I like to poke fun at Hallmark, but you have to hand it to them- they created an industry which promotes our showing how much we care about each other.
So that’s not too bad.
Right after our
newsletter, Brown Harris Stevens held its annual meeting.
Real Estate companies across NYC hold meetings to celebrate their past year of business, to hand out awards, etc.
I’m pleased to report that BHS has its best year, EVER, in 2010.
That is, since 1837, there has never been a better year for its agents and my company in general.
That is significant, wouldn’t you say?
2007 and 2008 were the next best years.
To see such a rebound in one year was astonishing.
I’m proud of my and my team’s success in 2010 and we were acknowledged as a Top Producer for our office at 2 Fifth Avenue.
I love taking time to reflect on the past successes as we ramp up 2011.
However, I feel it’s a result of working hard to add value to the process for my clients.
We set goals and track lots of data so we can consistently improve, but we also find that as much as we can focus on delivering great service, the rest takes care of itself.
Ah yes- the Annual Meeting.
What did I learn?
We are 342 full-time agents now in NYC.
We represent less than 1% of the entire full-time brokerage in New York City, yet
BHS’ market share
on the order of 20-25%
of the residential sales market.
I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this company!
A few other statistics that I think we can share- I was astonished to find out that 37% of our deals in 2010 were done between two brokers within BHS.
That is, there was one BHS agent on each side of the transaction.
That is incredible, and representative of the quality of my colleagues.
I had a few of these deals myself!
To go on about this last point- I just want to point out that I’ve never been surrounded by such a group of incredibly knowledgeable professionals.
These are the top producers in the field, brilliant deal makers who focus on the right things- specifically, great management from the top down.
I’ll end the “love fest” by wishing you all lots of professional and personal success.