Hip, Health, Hope, and Housing

  • Will millionaire manufactured home owner Kid Rock make manufactured housing hip for the masses?
  • Hip, Health, Hope, and Housing – Kid Rock, Rev. Donald Tye ,Jr. and related news.

    Actively-retired black minister, addiction counselor, and businessman Donald Tye Jr. explained to MHLivingNews the connections between respect, home ownership, hope, and economic advancement. 

    It was in that context that publisher L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach says he first watched Kid Rock’s new music video, Po-Dunk

    HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, has spoken about the health and housing connection. Carson notes the average home owner has $200,000 net worth. Typical renters? $5,000. 

    Kid Rock’s net worth is reportedly some $80 million. He sold a mansion. He owns a multi-sectional manufactured home – which alongside his Rolls Royce, and jet – are featured in Po-Dunk

    Rock – a.k.a. Robert James Ritchie – uses salty language and imagery in Po-Dunk

    The video juxtaposes a pig with the grimy faces of poor whites and blacks. “My English professor would be impressed with the literary devices, and powerful storytelling,” said trade publisher Kovach. 

    “The video depicts the ‘grungy poor’ in Kid Rock’s video as Bible-loving, flag-waving, gun-toting, honky-tonkin’ Americans. In the background are older rustic houses, and older single-section manufactured homes,” Kovach said Tye explained. 

    Tye and Kovach recently issued a joint statement of hope and healing that condemned racism. 

    Tye explained to Kovach that Po-Dunk celebrates those workers that make America gritty, and great. 

    Tye raised his family in a factory-built home purchased in the early 1970s. It’s in a mixed neighborhood, with conventional houses. Dozens of each type of housing appreciated side-by-side. Per Zillow, Tye states that their home is worth some 400% of its original selling price. 

    “Reverend Tye asked my wife and I over breakfast, “what can someone earning $15 hourly afford to buy? A manufactured home,” he stated.”  The minister calls himself a manufactured home advocate, and hopes that Kid Rock will elevate the growing needs through his potential campaign.  

    Old racial stereotypes of blacks, Tye says, are as foolish as calling a manufactured home “the t-word.” Each prejudice are readily disproven. 

    Tye says high-rise “warehousing tenements” cost taxpayers; yielding drugs, and despair. 

    By contrast, the actively retired minister says homeowners pay taxes, “have hope, integrity.”  He says it’s the obvious solution to the growing affordable housing crisis. Billionaries are among those who own a manufactured home of their own. 

    Mansions, millionaire, muddy Americans. Will Kid Rock’s looming U.S. Senate run elevate manufactured homes, making their owners hip? That’s what the report on MHLivingNews explores, see the Po-Dunk video and report at this link here. ## 

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    NLIHC CEO Yentel, MHARR CEO Weiss, Black Minister React to new HUD

  • “As we think about housing in today’s world, the most important aspect should start with affordability. When home ownership is affordable, it has ancillary benefits,” said Rev. Donald Tye, Jr. to MHProNews.com.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition CEO Diane Yentel, MHARR CEO Mark Weiss, Black Minister Rev Donald Tye, Jr. React to new HUD “Worst Case Housing” Needs Report, and comments by HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson.

    The number of households experiencing this “worst case housing” has increased by 41% since 2007 and by 66% since 2001. We are experiencing an affordable housing crisis of unprecedented proportions,” says a release from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC).

    Yentel thinks that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, is only partially correct in believing that public-private partnerships and relaxed regulations could fulfill the needs for more affordable rental housing.

    She said, “While fewer regulatory barriers to housing production would help in high cost markets where the rental supply is tight, the private market will never provide sufficient housing for the lowest income households.”

    Yentel wants the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) for higher wage earners to be changed, so that those dollars could pay for more federal housing programs.

    Other Options?

    Actively retired minister and businessman, Donald Tye, Jr., has a different perspective.  He wants to see ownership as the paradigm, not rental housing.

    He also points to an often overlooked option.

    As we think about housing in today’s world, the most important aspect should start with affordability.
    When home ownership is affordable, it has ancillary benefits
    ,” Rev. Tye said to MHProNews.

    Ownership builds character, competence, and integrity,” Tye said.

    One thing that is completely missed by politicians and prejudice towards manufactured housing is the tax benefit.”

    Tye and his wife raised their family in a factory-built home that was affordable. They paid it off completely in just a few years.  The home they bought in the early 1970s, located in a Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood, is now worth about 4 times its original price, per Zillow

    Other homes like Tye’s were installed next to conventional housing, which also appreciated.

    What kind of home can someone buy today with low wages?  A manufactured home,” Tye states. 

    Aware of the prejudice and bigotry toward manufactured housing, Tye sees parallels to what happened in the civil rights movement. 

    He believes their own experience disproves the common misconceptions.  It’s as important to accept manufactured homes into neighborhoods where available buildable lots exist, as it was to accept blacks into previously all white neighborhoods. 

    There goes the neighborhood,” says Tye “was a fallacy with respect to the integration of people years ago, as it is with respect to the integration of housing types” today. 

    Third-party, university-level research bears out his belief.

    Affordable homeownership builds equity instead of rental receipts, he argues.  And in time, as homes are paid off, working and middle-class Americans can afford more than they could achieve by just renting.

    Plus, Tye stresses, instead of being a tax burden, that household becomes a tax benefit to the community.

    Stars like millionaire performer Kid Rock, notes Tye, have celebrated their own manufactured home. Recent reports of billionaires who own single-section manufactured homes as a getaway may also help change outdated and flawed perceptions.

    HUD Secretary Carson

    Secretary Carson has said several times in recent weeks that home owners have an average net worth of some $200,000.  Renting households?  They only have a $5,000 average net worth, Carson said.

    While Carson has spoken favorably about manufactured homes in rural areas, he has not yet publicly commented on their use in urban settings. Yet it is his agency that has jurisdiction over federally regulated manufactured housing.

    That is something Tye and others wants to see Carson address.  More important, he wants to see that option become more available in urban and suburban settings.

    Industry CEO Weighs In

    There are steps that HUD could take today to increase the availability of safe, decent and affordable housing for American families without spending a dime of taxpayer money,” said Mark Weiss, JD.

    Weiss is the president and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), which like the NLIHC, is based in Washington, D.C.

    Studies undertaken by HUD itself, show that HUD regulated manufactured housing is the nation’s most affordable housing, surpassing even rentals” in affordability, Weiss told MHProNews.

    Weiss wants to see manufactured homes fully incorporated into HUD’s programs.  He also wants to see existing law applied. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both broadly said that they will “enforce the law,” and are in the “promise keeping business.”

    What Weiss wants is for precisely that to happen for manufactured housing, so that millions more can be served. Over time, that would reduce costs to taxpayers.

    Weiss laid out his bullets as follows.

    By more fully:

    • incorporating manufactured housing into all of HUD’s housing programs;
    • by advancing and facilitating the acceptance of manufactured housing within HUD and by government at all levels, as already required by law;
    • by eliminating unnecessary and non-cost-effective federal regulation; by preventing the discriminatory exclusion of manufactured housing by rogue jurisdictions, using powers already provided by existing law, and, most importantly:
    • by putting the HUD manufactured housing program under the direction of a qualified appointee, as provided by law,

    HUD could elevate and reinvigorate an existing public – private sector program capable of providing inherently affordable housing for millions of Americans at virtually no cost.”

    The full report by Soheyla Kovach on MHProNews.com is available at this link here. ##

    (Photo caption: home in the photo is an Energy Star ™ rated manufactured home built by Sunshine Homes, Red Bay, AL. Other credits are as shown in the photo collage.)

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    “Po-Dunk” Performer, Millionaire Kid Rock Eyes Senate Run, Loves his Manufactured Home

  • “Love us if you can, sorry if you can’t.” – Kid Rock.
  • “I’m a very impatient person. It comes delivered to the door in two weeks. You can customize a few things in there as you go along. You can put a cool wrap on it. I wrapped mine in mossy oak. Very easy to clean. Simplicity at its finest,” Kid Rock told Dan Rather on his show called “The Big Interview,” as he described the manufactured home that he loves.

    You see a lot of people in my business,” Kid Rock said. “You go to these houses and I go where do you start in this thing? Like, how many times do you use the movie theater? I’ve built one. I maybe went in there once.

    Since announcing his interest in the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), performer Kid Rock has released two music videos.

    In “Po-Dunk,” Kid Rockspotlights his own manufactured home, with his Rolls Royce parked in front.

    That same video features the “po” – poor – who are often misunderstood and forgotten today.  In the background of those Bible-loving, flag-waving, gun-toting, hard-working citizens, the video depicts some as living in older manufactured homes.

    Interestingly, the New York Times said that many manufactured home owners tilted toward Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign.  MHLivingNews surveyed signage posted in an upscale manufactured home community during the campaign last year, and that indicator also favored America’s 45th president.

    Kid Rock, whose given name is Robert James Ritchie, is a country-rock-rap artist worth an estimated $80 million. He’s a President Trump supporter, and sells Trump gear on his website. 

    In many ways, they’re both targeting the frustrated, and forgotten. 

    Rock’s Po-Dunk video show blacks and whites, often depicted as dirty. Clips juxtapose them with a pig. As an English professor might opine, that’s a storytelling method.

    Love us if you can, sorry if you can’t,” says a verse in Rock’s lyrics in the video.

    Early Polling

    Early polling in the campaign is split. Some show Rock up, another survey reflects a Stabenow lead. He leads potential GOP rivals by double-digits. Prior to a formal announcement – which the entertainer says could happen at a press conference in about 6 weeks – he’s planning voter registration at his events. He

    I was beyond overwhelmed with the response I received from community leaders, D.C. pundits, and blue-collar folks that are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls**t,” the singer said.

    Several factory-built home professionals believe that Kid Rock could mobilize the hundreds of thousands of manufactured home voters in his state.

    He would be an ally for those who advocate for respect for manufactured homes, and those who choose that lifestyle if he wanted to be,” said the actively retired businessman and minister, Donald Tye, Jr.

    A new report looks at how Kid Rock’s video and candidacy could impact the need for – and acceptance of – manufactured homes.  As the affordable housing crisis spreads, manufactured homes are the solution that’s hiding in plain sight. When millionaires like Kid Rock embrace them, as do the lower and middle incomes, isn’t it time for public officials to take a good look?  There are also more details on reactions to his candidacy – all part of a report by Julia Granowicz on MHLivingNews, linked here. ##

     

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    It’s National Home Ownership Month, MSU Tornado Researcher, Prof. Mark Skidmore, Touts Manufactured Homes As “Great” Option

  • “That box [a manufactured home] is going to be built better than any [conventional] home, unless it’s built to hurricane standards,” said Dr. Tim Reinhold, Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute of Building & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • June was proclaimed by President Donald J. Trump as National Home Ownership Month.  In a surprising set of admissions, Professor Mark Skidmore, Michigan State University (MSU) co-author of Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: a Dangerous Mix, has told MHProNews that he believes manufactured homes are a “great” option for home ownership. 

    In an on-the-record digital exchange between:

    Skidmore made a series of admissions that cut away at the sensational claims of their tornado-related research.

    Among the revelations from “Climate Change, Tornadoes, and ‘Mobile Homes’ – Dangerous Oversights – Mark Skidmore Admits Michigan State Univ Study’s Omissions; Revealing Analysis & Report,” Kovach, Weiss, and Ghorbani’s digital discussion with Skidmore and others at MSU produced the following facts, admissions and revelations.

    1. There have been no mobile homes built in the U.S. in over 41 years.
    2. Manufactured homes evolved from mobile homes, but they are not the same thing in terms of construction, safety, energy efficiency, and durability.
    3. Skidmore and his fellow MSU researchers did not break down the data between pre-HUD Code mobile homes and manufactured homes – the latter of which are built to superior standards.
    4. Skidmore said, “I think the benefits of manufactured homes are great,
    5. Skidmore touted the affordable quality of manufactured homes, “I see them as filling an important niche in the housing market.”

    Kovach cited in their discussion a previous statement made by Insurance Institute of Building & Home Safety (IBHS) Chief Engineer, Tim Reinhold, Ph.D. about the strength and relative safety of a manufactured home compared to conventional, ‘on site,’ built housing.

    While noting that the safest place in a tornado is an underground shelter, the IBHS has done wind studies that demonstrated that conventional construction is not as durable in a windstorm as a properly installed modern manufactured home is.

    In an interview with MHLivingNews, Reinhold said, “That box [a manufactured home] is going to be built better than any [conventional] home, unless it’s built to hurricane standards,” said Dr. Reinhold.

    When several facts and apparent oversights were brought to Skidmore’s attention, he candidly said those items were not considered or a part of the scope of their research. 

    No Mobile Homes Built in Over 41 Years, Manufactured Homes are Different

    Speaking about the 41st anniversary of the ‘birthday’ of manufactured housing on June 15, 1976, which ended the mobile home construction era in the U.S., Weiss said “The establishment of the HUD Code was — and is — an important milestone for both the industry and consumers.  The industry itself sought out federal regulation under a preemptive, performance-based, uniform code of federal standards that balances the key factors of safety and cost, along with uniform enforcement within a federal-state partnership.”

    To learn all about the surprisingly low odds of dying in a mobile home in a tornado, as well as safety tips, a video with dramatic wind-test footage, plus other revelations made by Skidmore, Weiss, Kovach and others see: “Climate Change, Tornadoes, and ‘Mobile Homes’ – Dangerous Oversights – Mark Skidmore Admits Michigan State Univ Study’s Omissions; Revealing Analysis & Report.”  

    To learn more about the 41st birthday of manufactured housing on June 15, 1976, see “Happy 41st Birthday, HUD Code Manufactured Housing.” ##

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    Security Mortgage Group Provides Financing for Six More Manufactured Home Communities, Investor Interest in MH Sector Soar$

  • Security Mortgage Group is a premier national lending source for Manufactured Home Communities, and is a four-time recipient of the “Manufactured Home Community Lending Broker of the Year” award given by the Manufactured Housing Institute.
  • ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning Manufactured Home Community (MHC) lending broker, informed MHProNews that they have provided financing for another 6 manufactured home communities.

    During May and early June, some $23,603,750 in lending was provided for several manufactured home communities in a variety of markets and sizes.

    Billions in manufactured home community deals have occurred in recent years.  Performance of manufactured home properties during the 2008 housing/mortgage crash outperformed that of other types of real estate investments.  In fact, investments and sales in manufactured housing have been growing at double digit rates, per the report and analysis, linked here.

    Security Mortgage Group is a national income producing asset lender, which has been deeply engaged in manufactured homes for decades.

    Transactions were arranged by:

    • Security Mortgage Group Managing Director, Gerard D. DiMarco, Jr.,
    • Anthony J. DiMarco, the other Managing Director, and
    • Pierce Redmond, Vice President.

    These recent closing included closings with flexible terms, small balance loans, non-resources, and other appealing terms and conditions. 

    To learn more about the details of the recent loan closings and transactions, click here. ##

    About Security Mortgage Group

    Security Mortgage Group is a premier national lending source for Manufactured Home Communities, and is a four-time recipient of the “Manufactured Home Community Lending Broker of the Year” award given by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

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    Security Mortgage Group LLC

    2370 Monroe Avenue

    Rochester, New York 14618

    Tel: (585) 423-0230

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    Fax: (585) 232-3164

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    Trade Publisher Questions ‘PC Administrations,’ Calls DOJ to Investigate Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) for Anti-Trust Allegations

  • “You would never see the NAHB, or another national trade association do,” something like that… – Titus Dare, SVP, Eagle One Financial.
  • In a report and analysis by European educated Iranian-American, Soheyla Kovach, the co-founder of MHLivingNews.com and MHProNews.com takes a surprising swipe at what she sees as politically correct presidential administrations of both major parties, along with her industry’s largest national trade body, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). 

    Kovach lays out her 15 bullets case for the need to “drain the swamp” in Washington among Democratic and Republican leaders, who she states put special-interests ahead of the good of most Americans. 

    She also alleges a variety of actions and inactions by MHI that contributed to the consolidation or closing of thousands of independent operations. 

    Kovach takes aim at Keith Olbermann, who used the pejorative “trailer park trash,” which MHI remained mute on, but which the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) strenuously objected to immediately. 

    She carefully avoids disparaging everyone at MHI, and notes that most of their members and thousands of non-member independents are good, honest business professionals. She also notes that others in the industry – including MHI members – have raised similar concerns, as has Doug Ryan with consumer advocacy group, CFED

    Kovach cites Frank Rolfe calling out MHI’s “hypocrisy,” and notes that Rolfe pointed out how the prior MHI chairman was being sued by his own customers.  

    While using the phrase, “allegation,” she documents and links numerous concerns, including a claim that a number of attorneys they contacted about MHI practices thought there could be grounds for a RICO and other legal suits. 

    She states that 1.5 million jobs could be created in about 5 years, by following existing law, citing the need for the Trump Administration to fully implement Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. 

    Kovach’s blunt, colorful, fact-laced 15 point analysis is linked here.  ##

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    Keller Williams (KW) Southwest Continues to Give Generously to Community with RED WEEK for 2017

  • “giving where we live”
  • Summary: “Giving where we live” is the backbone of KW Southwest and evident in all the volunteer efforts in Fort Bent County for Red Week

    Sugar Land, TX. –  Keller Williams Southwest agents and staff dedicate their time and efforts this year for an entire week in 2017, May 8 – 13, instead of just the annual Red Day volunteer events, which are slated for May 11, 2017.

    In alignment with their commitment to the Fort Bend community and mission to “Give Where We Live,” KW Southwest will reach out on Red Day to help the Fort Bend Animal Control, Fort Bend Family Promise and the Parks Youth Ranch.

    On Friday, May 12 the KW Southwest office will host a Blood Drive from 9:00 to 1:30 pm in the training room at 1650 Hwy 6 North, for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, “Commit for Life” program. For additional information on this event, contact Norman Lew.

    To conclude the week, KW Southwest will host the third Shredding Hunger event from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.

    KW Southwest (KWSW) continues their mission of “giving where we live” by inviting the Fort Bend community to help “shred for a cause” and feed the hungry.

    Local businesses and community members are welcome to bring up to two trash bags of papers that need to be shredded. In return, donations of canned goods or non-perishable food items are requested. All food collected during the event will be donated to the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.

    Red Day was introduced in 2009 and stands for Renew, Energize and Donate. Red Day was created as Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates celebrate Mo Anderson’s birthday by spending the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. RED Day is just another example of the commitment to each other and to the cities and towns where they live and work.

    About KW (Keller Williams) Southwest

    At KW Southwest, the mission is simple, “Give where you live.” At the core of KW Southwest is the conviction that who you do business with matters. They believe the company we keep can contribute to our lives in untold ways.

    KW Southwest believes real estate is a local business driven by individual associates and their presence within the community. KW Southwest operates on the premise that if the company focuses all its resources on building the agents’ businesses, the agents will build the company beyond all expectations. With this philosophy, KWSW is reshaping the industry landscape in Fort Bend.

    For information on Keller Williams Southwest – http://kwsw.com.

    To schedule an interview with Chad St. Jean:

    Contact Chad St. Jean

    (281) 265-0000

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    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
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    State: Texas
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    Keller Williams (KW) Southwest Cycling Team Joins Forces to Raise Funds for MS 150,

  • “Giving where we live.”
  • Summary: Captain Joe Rothchild, along with Co-Captain, Norman Lew, and the entire KW Cycling Team ready to take the road from Houston to Austin

    Houston, TX – The Keller Williams (KW) Southwest Cycling Team is ready to hit the road for a cause, yet another example of the company’s mission to “Giving where we live.”

    Heading the 19-member team are veteran riders, Captain Joe Rothchild and Co-Captain Norman Lew. Rothchild, organizer of the KW Southwest team, rides his 7th year for MS 150 team.  In addition to the KWSW agents and brokers, numerous other friends and family support the efforts by riding along with the group.

    Rothchild has a passion for riding and physical health. He wanted a cycling team to support the National MS Society fundraising efforts and with the help of Norman Lew, Agent Services Director, they got the team “off the ground and running.” Each year with Rothchild’s support, a team of volunteers plan and work the details for a flawless and memorable ride for the cycling team.

    Lew explained that not only are they raising funds for a worthy cause, they get the chance to do much more. “I just love riding. Finding new routes, new sights to see and new riders to meet and ride with. Getting lost along the way is part of the fun. Cyclists have a common goal—fitness and joy of the wind in our face,” he said. “Riding in the BP MS150 and raising money for the National MS Society helps them continue their research and get closer to a cure. It also helps so many riders keep in shape.”

    The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The 2015 BP MS 150 had a record breaking year raising $20.3 million dollars, bringing hope to many who are living with multiple sclerosis.

    Mark Naegli, BP MS150 Executive Director, expressed his appreciation for the dedication and perseverance of the KW Southwest Cycling Team and their multi-year participation. “We recognize the contribution of this great team and understand the commitment it takes to year after year to join us for this endeavor.”

    About KW (Keller Williams) Southwest:

    At KW Southwest, the mission is simple, “Giving where we live.” At the core of KW Southwest is the conviction that who you do business with matters. They believe the company we keep can contribute to our lives in numerous ways.

    KW Southwest believes real estate is a local business driven by individual associates and their presence within the community. KW Southwest operates on the premise that if the company focuses all its resources on building the agents’ businesses, the agents will build the company beyond all expectations. With this philosophy, KWSW is reshaping the industry landscape in Fort Bend.

    For information on Keller Williams Southwest – http://kwsw.com

    To schedule an interview with Chad St. Jean:

    Contact Chad St. Jean at (281) 265-0000

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    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
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    State: Texas
    Country: United States
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    JOHNSON DEVELOPEMENT Honors Pam Shockey, Broker Assoc./Agent with Keller Williams (KW) Southwest as a Fort Bend

  • “Many of my clients become my friends and a lot of my friends become my clients.”
  • Houston, TX – The Keller Williams (KW) Southwest Market Center congratulates Pam Shockey for being recognized as a “Johnson Jewel” –  a top-selling Realtor in Sienna Plantation for 2016.    Chad St. Jean, Team Lead for KW Southwest (KWSW), and the KWSW team, also congratulate Pam for being named the Toll Brothers Top Producing Realtor in Houston for 2016.

    Pam Shockey has been with KWSW for nearly 17 years and a Realtor in Fort Bend County for 26 years.  She earned both awards for her sales production in the master planned community of Sienna Plantation where she has lived for over 16 years. Pam says – “This trophy is the most beautiful trophy I’ve received and I am blessed to live and sell homes in Sienna Plantation.”  

    Pam builds strong relationships with her clients by helping them find their dream home. “Many of my clients become my friends and a lot of my friends become my clients.  They know they can come to me anytime and ask questions or get suggestions like whether they should update, upgrade, add on or move.   Sometimes these decisions can take years, but I want them to be happy wherever they live. 

    About KW (Keller Williams) Southwest

    At KW Southwest, our mission is simple, “Give where you live.” At the core of KW Southwest is the conviction that who you do business with matters. They believe the company we keep can contribute to our lives in untold ways.

    KW Southwest believes real estate is a local business driven by individual associates and their presence within the community. KW Southwest operates on the premise that if the company focuses all its resources on building the agents’ businesses, the agents will build the company beyond all expectations. With this philosophy, KWSW is reshaping the industry landscape in Fort Bend.

    For information on Keller Williams Southwest – http://kwsw.com

    To schedule an interview with Chad St. Jean:

    Contact Chad St. Jean

    (281) 265-0000

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


    Source: www.PRExhibition.com

    KW (Keller Williams) Southwest Agents Join Prestigious Agents Leadership Council

  • “Give where you live.”
  • Summary: Chad St. Jean, Team Lead for the KW Southwest Market Center is excited about another exciting year of education and growth with ALC leadership

    Sugar Land, TX. KW (Keller Williams) Southwest members are proud to announce six of their agents who have been selected as the Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council (ALC) for 2017.

    KW Southwest agents who participate for 2017 include Liz Guevara, Sharon Parker, Cathy Stubbs, Melissa Salies, Kimbra Valachovic and Ross McEathron.

    The Keller Williams ALC is made up of the top 20 percent of agents in each office. This dynamic ‘board of directors’ is actively involved in the leadership decisions that make the office more productive and profitable. Their roles are to inspire, motivate, participate, and listen. By having input from these associates, each office can tailor their strategies to thrive in all stages of the market.

    A covenant agreement of ALC responsibilities is entered into by all ALC members with their Market Center peers. One of the greatest aspects of the Keller Williams Realty model is the Agent Leadership Council.

    As an ALC member, agents not only attend monthly meetings, but also offer their expertise on a wide variety of topics. These range from:

    • Develop policies and guidelines for the office (market center)
    • Discuss concerns associates may have regarding how business is being handled
    • Set standards in the market center
    • Resolve any problems as they arise
    • Mastermind strategies to support and grow the current office business plan
    • Be protectors of the company culture

    As members of the ALC, agents get to have a say in how the company is run and they are treated as business partners. In addition, agents share a true passion for making sure Keller Williams is the best place to run a real estate business.

    Another role of the ALC is to be of assistance to associates in the office.

    New agents have lots of questions and who better to answer them than the agents who have been there and know how to handle certain situations. Also, since these ALC members are active in selling real estate, they are available to be shadowed by agents who want to see how a successful agent goes about earning business.                   

    About KW (Keller Williams) Southwest:

    At KW Southwest, our mission is simple, “Give where you live.” At the core of KW Southwest is the conviction who you do business with matters. They believe the company we keep can contribute to our lives in untold ways.

    KW Southwest believes real estate is a local business driven by individual associates and their presence within the community. KW Southwest operates on the premise that if the company focuses all its resources on building the agents’ businesses, the agents will build the company beyond all expectations. With this philosophy, KWSW is reshaping the industry landscape in Fort Bend.

    For information on Keller Williams Southwest – http://kwsw.com.

    To schedule an interview with Chad St. Jean or one of the ALC members:

    Contact Chad St. Jean at (281) 265-0000

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country:United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


    Source: www.PRExhibition.com