Initiative-Our Core Value
My decision to join Coldwell Banker Sunstar, a member of the Schmidt Family of Companies in February of 2018 after 20 years of owning my own independent brokerage was made largely in part to Our Core Values.
I’d like to share a few thoughts about our second core value: Initiative. Here is the definition: in·i·ti·a·tive
/iˈniSH(ē)ədiv/noun noun: initiative; plural noun: initiatives; noun: the initiative
1. the ability to assess and initiate things independently. "use your initiative, imagination, and common sense"
synonyms: enterprise, inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability; More imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, originality, creativity; drive, dynamism, ambition, ambitiousness, motivation, spirit, verve, dash, energy, vitality, vigor, leadership, vision; informalget-up-and-go, zing, push, pep, zip, punch, pizzazz "interviewers are looking for enthusiasm and initiative"
2. the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do. "we have lost the initiative and allowed our opponents to dictate the subject" synonyms: advantage, upper hand, edge, lead, whip hand, trump card; More
first step, first move, first blow, opening move, opening gambit, gambit; beginning, start, commencement
"he had lost the initiative"
A thorough look at the definition shows us why our company had the wisdom to choose it as one of our 4 Core Values. It is also a fundamental characteristic of every successful agent I have worked with over the last 26 year.
This past week many of our Coldwell Banker Sunstar agents invested their time and money to attend the FAR Convention in Orlando. Our Englewood Beach office had 10 in attendance and I saw several others from our sister Schmidt offices.
These Realtors decided to take INITIATIVE and took the time to learn, grow and network. The trade show was phenomenal and the speakers were excellent. I’ve already seen some of them putting what they learned into action which is the most important part!
The best part is the bonding time we shared as a team. Seize opportunities to exercise Initiative and watch your business grow.
Know your entire Leadership team is committed to your success!