I'm not a baseball fan, but I do remember the 2004 ALCS series when the Boston Red Sox had lost three straight games against the New York Yankees. In one of sports most miraculous comebacks, the Red Sox rallied together and won the next four games to move on to the World Series. There, in four easy games, they swept the St Louis Cardinals, a team who actually held the best season record. Prior to this championship, the Red Sox had not won a World Series since 1918. Oh, they came close several times. In fact, fans referred to their bad luck as the "curse of the Bambino," a reference to when owner Harry Frazee traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1920. For the Red Sox to come from behind, beat their NY nemeses, and then sweep the Cardinals is a story for the history books.
What if 2020 has the same comeback story? The first few innings have been overwhelming and defeating. Now, whenever anything goes wrong, we chalk it up as another 2020 casualty. We aren't even surprised. And maybe, we aren't even trying. We want to leave the field, hide in the dugout, and wait for 2021. Wait for the elections to be over. Wait for the riots to subside. Wait for a vaccine. Wait to call back a client. Wait to make a change. We consider 2020 a loss, and the game isn't even over.
I've heard it said that the COMEBACK is always stronger than the SETBACK. We have three more months of 2020. Will we complain, criticize, and cower to the setback? Or will we continue to compete, capitalize on opportunity, and create our own comeback story?
After breaking the curse and the 86 year setback in 2004, the Red Sox won the World Series again in 2007, 2013, 2018, proving their comeback was no fluke. I believe the same comeback victory is possible for each of us if we want it. Already, good things ARE happening in our world, nation, community, and business (You just have to seek those stories through all the negative headlines).
Allow me to share some exciting news for NV Realty Group so far this year:
Selected to be the on-site brokerage for Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club
Jonathan's Landing in Jupiter, Florida is a prestigious, waterfront community that boasts single family homes, townhomes, and condos. Our NV Lifestyle team is excited to partner with the property owners to market and represent this opulent community.
Opened a new training facility and coffee bar lounge in North Palm Beach
Our 2,100 square feet workspace and coffee bar allows agents to work independently, collaborate with colleagues, attend training sessions, and socialize with friends. The lounge features a Golden Tee arcade, shuffleboard, wine cooler, cappuccino machine, televisions, and private offices making it the perfect place to work and to hang out.
Secured a lease for new office location at Alton in Palm Beach Gardens
Following a similar design concept as the NV Lounge, our new office in Alton will service the western region of Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. We are located right across from Lenora’s and Moon Thai, which is an added bonus! Opening date is set for February 1, 2021.
Switched our clothing line to Peter Millar
With a focus on timeless classics and high quality fashion, Peter Millar is producing polo shirts, pullovers, and vests for NVRG. The new line of apparel will be ready for purchase before the end of the new year.
Expanded our digital and online reach
We continue to expand and capitalize on our digital real estate experience. In the past month, two of our South Carolina agents have closed more than $5.5 million in real estate transactions through our lead generation program.
Moved our Kiawah / Seabrook Office to a new location
Recently, we relocated our Kiawah/Seabrook Island office location to 3690 Betsy Kerrison Way. Though a smaller space, the new, modern/boutique-style office is perfect for this new world in real estate.
Welcomed 26 new agents to our NV team
Our growth is a testament to our reputable agents and strong administrative support. We commit to conducting business with excellence and integrity, two hallmarks that have been the cornerstones of our business since 2003. These new agents are highly respected in the industry and compliment our stellar sales team.
As we enter the final quarter of historic 2020, I anticipate and expect even more good news for NVRG and for each of you. Write your own historic ending, and be sure to share the good news with us!