I now have a new office, brokerage and mega-franchise – KW ISLAND LIVING. New people, new culture and I’m hoping for a thriving and exciting environment. I’ve always loved the KW models. I see a level of professionalism and a sharing environment that you rarely see in other big real estate companies.
While excited, I am also sad to see Aloha Realty Group merge with a bigger company. We were a small, local group with a good name and logo. What I’ll miss most is our focus on customer needs vs. “The Numbers”. I won’t change that model for me! In some ways it going to KW feels like going backwards. I was with Keller Williams in a different office 4 years ago when I joined Aloha Realty Group. Aloha Realty Group was also based on many of KW principles as Lee and Barb Potts were also at Keller Williams. They will still have a branch office in Lahaina but I will actually like having an office in Central Maui.
A change in company means an array of paperwork, ordering and creating new marketing material. They are helping us transition our listings but I’m trying to identify every profile, website and signature that needs to be updated!
It also means wondering what to do with my 100+ pens and what I call “phone condoms” that say “Aloha Realty Group”. The note inside calls them a “mobile pocket” but I like phone condom. I’ve found them great on my phone for storing my Costco card, keys, an extra pen, etc. They are very flexible and hold everything securely. However, with the old company name, I cannot longer legally use them as promotional material. I’ve brainstormed a bit about what to do with pens and phone condoms. If anyone has needs for a bunch of pens in a beautiful purple color with a sturdy clip, please let me know!
10 uses for a “Mobile Pocket”
– Put on plant containers to hold the stick w/plant name or notes card. They are very durable!
– Put on refrigerator to hold almost anything! Notes for each family member, pens or business cards w/guest wi-fi code.
– Use as label holder on bins, cabinets and files.
– Put on back of large remote to store smaller remote.
– Put on anything as a support mount for your GoPro
– Put on mirror or monitor to store motivational quote of the week.
Do you have any more ideas? I’ve tried figuring out if anything will take the marking off and even the most potent stuff doesn’t touch it. If anyone has a need for “non-promotional” pens and phone condoms, please let me know! I hate to throw them out.