When I received a phone call late last year from someone who identified himself as being from the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine I thought I was being pranked. He told me I would be receiving the 2011 Five Star Real Estate Agent Overall Satisfaction Award and would be featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine’s April 2011 issue. I thought, "Wow, that's a creative way to ask someone to advertise in the magazine".
Immediately, like any person might these days, I "Googled" the award to see if it was legitimate and what it really entailed. I also put a call into FC Tucker Co., Inc. Corporate to ask what they might know about this "award" and had they also been contacted. Lastly, I called a few friends, colleagues and members of my team to ask, "Have you heard of the Five Star Real Estate Award" and "Can you find anything on this"?
Within a few days, I received the details and concluded in a nutshell: Yes, the award was legitimate; No, they weren't trying to solicit me to advertise in the magazine; and WOW!!!, what an amazing honor.
Turns out, when you look at the very few Realtors (about 5%) within our city who qualified for this overall satisfaction award, this was a big deal! After all my years as a Realtor, the times I've tried to articulate my passion for Real Estate and my sincere dedication to giving the best service to my clients, this Award represented, for me, a job well done. It's fun to sell homes and I love the business, but what it really comes down to is, "Did I do my best for the clients and are they happy with my service"?
This award “told” me that my clients (that completed the survey) and the industry representatives I’ve worked with (who were interviewed) believed I was doing a great job. THANK YOU!
A heartfelt thank you to my Clients for the pleasure and privilege to have served you. I’ve received recognition in the past from a variety of industry accomplishments but this means the absolute most!
For a view of my full page recognition in this month’s issue of Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and for information on how clients were contacted/surveyed and how the data was concluded, please click on this link: Raymond Rohana featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine April 2011