In the first six weeks of each year, we take time out to recognize the accomplishments of our Allen Tate Realtors and Family of Companies for the previous year. At our 11 regional events, we gave out more than 1,100 individual awards for achievements in 2014.
I often have people outside the company ask me why do we still do this. Why do we give awards to our agents?
We give awards because of what they mean to our agents. Awards are symbols of achievement, hard work, professional success, and personal goals reached. They are a motivation for many to reach for even higher levels of success. They provide a tangible reminder of what is possible. They provide an opportunity for team members to pat each other on the back for a job well done.
We also give awards because of what they can mean to our clients. Our buyers and sellers want to know which agents are successful; which agents provide professional customer service; and which agents are respected by their peers. Awards can help them make these distinctions, and help them choose the right agent to help them buy or sell a home.
For me and the other members of our leadership team who get to present the awards, it is an opportunity to pause and say thank you too. It’s a chance to celebrate with them, and to recognize the difference they make in the lives of so many people throughout the course of a year.
At the end of the day, that is our mission and the most important part of why we do what we do.
We want to thank each and every one of our 20,000 clients in 2014 for allowing us to work with you. Thank you for making our awards celebrations possible!