President’s Message

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NHCIBOR President, Mark DickeyWork & Fun – Can you have them both?

As I am out doing business and attending various events that we all do, I ask the question, “How is business going?” Now, most of the time when I ask this question it is either a conversation starter or it is like talking about the weather. We feel we are supposed to ask it.

The general consensus of agents and affiliates is that everyone is busy, which is exciting because we know the deals are coming.  But something to keep in mind as you are working your markets, you can and should have a good time as well. Many have heard the story of the two lumber jacks: one worked long hours and very hard, the second did not appear to work as hard and took many more breaks then the first. Ultimately the 2nd lumber jack cut down more trees than the first. So the first asked the second, “How was this so?”  The second told him he was not just taking breaks, but he was sharpening his saw so he was able to cut down more with less effort.

I find the story of the lumber jacks applies to all of us as well, and having some fun and taking those breaks will make big differences in our businesses. I know we are still waiting for summer to actually arrive, take time and enjoy what is around all of us.

Now for all of you reading my messages each month you may be wondering how I may tie this all back into our great organization?  First we have many training sessions throughout the year to sharpen your skills.  Second we have our great Affiliate’s group putting on wonderful “After Hour” events.  At the last event in Hampton, I know several people starting to connect for some deals, while having a great time.

We have several events coming up in June.  NHCIBOR’s annual picnic will be on June 19th at TF Moran.

The NEREJ (New England Real Estate Journal) is planning a special event on June 11th.The New England Real Estate Journal will be hosting a Cocktails & Conversation event on June 11, 2014 and we would like to invite associations from the Commercial Real Estate industry. We will have tables set up around the room at the venue for all the Associations to introduce themselves and their leadership, NEREJ Radio will podcast live from the event as well. We are expecting over 200 people from the industry!  If you would like more information on having a booth and being a part of this event either contact NEREJ or us.

Remember to sample a taste of this great organization by attending our two Statewide Marketing sessions held each month. For details go to our website and click on Calendar of Events.

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NH 4th Wednesday in Bedford

Thanks for taking the time to talk with me this month. And as always if you would like to see something appear in our message please reach out to me.

Mark Dickey
2014 NHCIBOR President
NAI Norwood Group
603-668-7000 x 219

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