Geoffrey Green, Author at GreenTeamRealty.com
 
How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.

How a busy Real Estate Broker can turn his or her phone off while on vacation.

I am headed off for vacation next week with the Fam. Do you know why I will be turning my phone off? Here are three main reasons why I can and will turn my phone off while on vacation:

  1. First and foremost my brain needs the rest. Just like many of yours do. Taking 5-7 Free Days in a row usually allows your brain to have enough rest that it will come up with a “break through” idea for you. The exciting part is that, as I write this I have no idea what that breakthrough will be. That said, something will pop. Can’t wait!!
  2. I will be turning my phone off because I will be prepared to do so. I am a very serious business person and care very much about all of the stake holders in my business. Because of this, I prepare for my departure well in advance of it.  Curious to know how I prepare? Well it’s your lucky day.  I have decided to share the Green Team Free Day / Vacation Prep Checklist document that I have created for our Sales Associates.
  3. (Quite frankly this is probably the most important reason to turn my phone off while taking a vacation), Because my beautiful Bride and Boys deserve the quality time Dad gives them when he is not distracted. There is nothing more beneficial for my marriage and relationship with my children than when I turn off the phone and focus on them. My loved ones are well deserving of Quality Time as are yours.

So what are you waiting for?  Try just one Free day to start.  One 24 hour period of time, midnight to midnight, with no work whatsoever.

Before you get to the bonus material listed below, please allow me to give a pitch.  If you are a Realtor in the same market territory as one of our offices why not come in to learn more about the opportunity of working with us?  I promise you that we are very different in many ways from any other Brokerage you have come in contact with.  You will not be disappointed by what you learn.  Call me directly to schedule an appointment.

Now, here is the bonus material:

 

Free Day / Vacation Prep Checklist

Created for Green Team Home Selling System Sales Associates.

One of our Industry’s greatest dilemma’s is the inability for most Realtors to take enough time away from the business to live a meaningful life.  We take this very seriously at The Green Team and have created this document along with a first class support team to actually execute the plan listed below.

Free Day = 24 hours (Midnight to Midnight) Absolutely No Work.  Turn the devices off!!

Preparation Plan for taking time off:

  1. If you are simply going to take one Free day you really don’t really need to put this plan in place.  Just take the day off and come back ready to rock and roll when it’s done.  If you wish to take  2 or more Free Days then definitely complete the next steps.
  2. Make sure your Agent Service Manager (ASM), Certified Sales Assistant (CSA) if applicable, are aware of the days you will be out of touch.
  3. Find a Licensed “Buddy” in the office, ie another licensed Green Team Realtor.  You will need to have this Buddy agree to be on call during your absence to handle any issues for you.  If you have a CSA the Buddy will only need to handle licensed sales activities.  The CSA will handle all non-licensed activities if you have a CSA.
  4. Enable your vacation responder on your email account to start on the day you leave and end on the day you come back.  Here is sample wording for the email responder:
    1. Thank you for sending me a message.  I will be out of the office on Monday 2/20/17 and returning on Tuesday 2/21/17. I will not be checking email during this time.  If you need assistance please call my office (845-208-9928) and our Admin support team will be able to help you with whatever it is that you may need. I hope this message finds you well.
    2. PLEASE DO NOT leave the contact information of your CSA in your vacation responder.  It is recommended that you do not leave the name or contact information of your Buddy either.  Let the process take it course.  People will follow the protocol and provided that the ASM has been properly notified of your dates and support people, ie CSA & Buddy this will work.
  5. Change your voicemail greeting(s).  Here is sample wording for the voicemail greetings:
    1. Hi this is Geoff.  Today is Saturday April 29.  I will be out of the office until Monday May 8th.  I will not be returning voicemails left here until I return on Monday May 8th.  If you need immediate assistance please contact my office at 845-208-9928 and a member of our Administrative Team will be able to assist you with any matter that you may have. Thank you for calling and have a great day.  
    2. PLEASE DO NOT leave the contact information of your CSA in your voicemail greetings.  It is recommended that you do not leave the name or contact information of your Buddy either.  Let the process take it course.  People will follow the protocol and provided that the ASM has been properly notified of your dates and support people, ie CSA & Buddy this will work.
  6. Now that you have completed all of the above-mentioned steps you can RELAX and enjoy your time off!!  Remember, shut the phone off, leave the laptop at home, and spend time with the people in your life who really matter.

 

An extensive list of helpful things to remember when setting off for a vacation.

 

House Items:

  • shut off water at the house.
  • Set thermostat
  • Turn H/W heater down
  • Garbage & recycling to curb.

 

Documentation/ Important Paperwork

  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • Medical release for children if not going on trip.
  • Plane/Train tickets

 

Work Items:

  • leave voicemails on work and cell phone
  • repoint emails for leads if need be
  • repoint fax email
  • set email for vacation message.
  • business cards
  • pen

 

Toiletries

  • Shaving cream & razor
  • Any medicine if necessary
  • Hair clippers
  • Painkillers/ ibuprofen
  • contact lenses
  • toothbrush, toothpaste & floss
  • deodorant
  • sunblock & lotion
  • nasal spray if going to mountains
  • chapstick

Technology Items

  • power adaptors
  • Bose speaker
  • ear phones for plane or adaptor of ear buds
  • camera & recharging device
  • laptop & power cord
  • Charger for cell phone
  • GPS
  • Auxiliary Cable for Cell phone – (audio cable)
  • Kid’s tablets
  • Fire TV Stick

 

Other Items:

 

  • foreign cash if applicable
  • Call bank to make sure debit cards will work internationally
  • reading materials
  • phase 10 & regular playing cards
  • pillow for the plane
  • full brim hat
  • umbrella
  • watch
  • sunglasses
  • cloth for cleaning glasses
  • Backpack
  • Card book holder (AAA card)
  • Air Mattress & pump
  • Kids sneakers
  • Cash
  • Stroller & Carrier
  • Car lap table for kids
  • Jacket
  • Car seat carrier
  • kids swim gear & swim toys
  • hide keys for car left behind
  • parking coupons if necessary
  • Water sprayer w/ fan
  • rain ponchos

 

Kids CAN Code!  A FREE “How To Event”

Kids CAN Code! A FREE “How To Event”

At 1pm on Sunday March 5, 2017, Key Coders, LLC & The Green Team Home Selling System will be sponsoring Kids CAN Code! A Free “How to Event”. Adults with the skill of writing computer code are in high demand. The learning should start early and it should be FUN!! The focus of Kids CAN Code is to simply introduce our Youth to this exciting new world of opportunity.

Who: Children Ages 6-13 are eligible to sign up. There are only 12 spots available. First come first serve.

What: Registered Children will be learning the basics of Computer Coding. All computers will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay and hang out during the session.

Why: Jonathan Black, who owns KeyCoders, LLC with his wife Tina, made the decision to help our local kids learn the skill of writing computer code. Jonathan works for a major Global Corporation building cutting-edge global software systems.  Jonathan & Tina see first hand how much demand there is for code writers. The problem is that there are few Americans who can be hired because not enough Americans have been educated properly. Currently our education system is not focusing on this area of learning. Jonathan & Tina took the bold step of opening their Key Coders School right here in Warwick, NY to do what they could to fill this void. Geoff Green, Real Estate Broker and Owner of The Green Team Home Selling System has his son Marco in the Key Coders learning program and is seeing great results. Geoff, Jonathan, & Tina are teaming up to get the word out to our local community on the fact that Kids really can learn to write code.

Where: The event will be held at The Green Team Home Selling System office located at 7 Main St, Warwick, NY 10990.

When: The event will be held on Sunday 3/5/17 @ 1pm.

How to Register:

To register please email Jonathan & Tina Black at [email protected] Simply give them your child’s name and age and they will handle the rest. There are only 12 spots available. The event is completely free and it’s first come, first serve basis so don’t wait. Email Jonathan and Tina now!!

To learn more about the learning programs that Key Coders provides for kids visit their website at www.KeyCoders.com

Jen DiCostanzo Receives Green Team Home Selling System Annual Sales Award

Jen DiCostanzo Receives Green Team Home Selling System Annual Sales Award

Jennifer DiCostanzoJen DiCostanzo receives Green Team Home Selling System Annual Sales Award

WARWICK – (February 6) Associate Broker Jen DiCostanzo, a member of the Green Team Home Selling System, a full service Real Estate Brokerage at 7 Main St. in the Village of Warwick, has received the firm’s 2016 Annual Sales Leader Award and now has another distinctive winning achievement to add to her portfolio.

Although DiCostanzo consistently states that her priority “is not about the numbers”, the numbers do tell the story about this highly-motivated and accomplished Realtor.  And the story is that this Warwick resident had also been described by owner Geoff Green to be a ‘Shooting Star’ in the business.

DiCostanzo credits much of her success to the help, support and camaraderie she receives from the professionals she works with at the Green Team.

She has also received the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. The benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

“Receiving the coveted ABR designation was a highlight in my career,” said DiCostanzo, “It signifies the benchmark of excellence in representing buyer clients in all market conditions.”

DiCostanzo lives in Warwick with her husband, Richard, a 26-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, and their two children Ryan and Olivia, who attend Warwick schools.

She is currently active with the PTA and enjoys helping with the needs of the students and teachers including planning formals and yearbooks.

DiCostanzo, who also won the firm’s Citizen of the Year Award, manages to find time to be innovative in a variety of community fundraisers.

She coordinated the Green Team Go Green for Vets in November 2015 and the “Light up Warwick” event in December 2016 to help raise donations in support of the Warwick Valley Humane Society.

“This Annual Sales Award demonstrates that Jennifer is officially on her way to the very top of the production charts for all Realtors in our marketplace,” said Geoff Green. “What is most impressive is that Jennifer keeps her integrity and focus at all times.”

For additional information call (845) 986-7730 or visit: https://www.greenteamhq.com/agents/jenniferdicostanzo/

The Green Team Home Selling System 2016 Awards Celebration

The Green Team Home Selling System 2016 Awards Celebration

 

Check out some of the images of this wonderful celebration…

Green Team Announces the Winners of the Light Up the Holidays Contest

Green Team Announces the Winners of the Light Up the Holidays Contest

Light Up the Holidays WinnersGreen Team Home Selling System Announces Light Up the Holidays Winners

WARWICK – Geoff Green, broker/principal of the Green Team Home Selling System, with offices at 7 Main St. in Warwick and 200 Route 94 in Vernon, N.J., recently announced the winners of the real estate firm’s first annual “Light up the Holidays” outdoor lighting fund-raising contest.

Homeowners, who pride themselves for creatively decorating their houses during the holiday season, were invited to submit an image of their decorated holiday home which was then displayed on the Green Team’s Facebook page. The three best-decorated homes were determined by a public vote and by the number of likes on Facebook.

The winners received three prizes of $200, $150 and $100 in Warwick Merchant Guild gift certificates and all proceeds from sponsorships went to benefit the Warwick Valley Humane Society and the Vernon Township Animal Shelter.

Winners:

First place went to Diane Nevarez of the Village of Florida, who donated her prize to the shelters.

First place went to Diane Nevarez of the Village of Florida, who donated her prize to the shelters.

Mikey Praino of Warwick took second place and David DiPietro of Vernon, N.J., was the third-place winner.

Sponsors:

Sponsorship donations for the Warwick Valley Humane Society totaled $2,300. The Vernon Animal Shelter received $150.

“We were both honored and excited to be chosen as the recipient of the Green Team’s first annual ‘Light Up the Holidays’ contest whose sponsors donated $2,300,” said Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society. “It was such an opportune time as we were nearing completion of our garage renovation. Our new ‘Zen Den’ is now ready to offer a quiet, respite from the kennel stress that some of our dogs are experiencing, as well as be utilized as a training area.”

The Green Team Home Selling System is a member of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and has a history of helping support the community and local charitable organizations.

Article Written by Roger Gavan
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