WIRE Team Quarterly Planning
At the end of June, the WIRE team got together to do some planning for the third quarter. We talked about individual financial goals, some team housekeeping items to keep the team functioning well as we grow and we each picked three items to focus on in the next three months.
I used to set only yearly goals and while I still believe yearly goals are a good thing, I find that quarterly goal setting to be more effective. For me, there’s a temptation to think of a year as so big, it can feel daunting. And so long, it can feel like it’s not urgent to start now. But when you think about what you can get done between now and the end of September, that feels more manageable and more urgent.
In typical working mom fashion, Tony and our dog Rosie joined our team meeting due to our regular sitter being sick. Being a working mom has forced me, naturally a control freak, to begin to accept the things I cannot control and get just a bit better at being more flexible. And the fact that Emma was happy to hold Tony for most of the meeting definitely helped.
Curiosity: My Theme for this Quarter
As I mentioned, I’m trying to get better at accepting the things I cannot control. Being a mom has really shattered my illusions about how much control I have because, as thoroughly delightful as our adorable baby boy is, he is also absurdly inconvenient and doesn’t care at all about clocks or calendars or goals or benchmarks or task lists. I know this sounds like a duh moment. Doesn’t everyone say how much work babies are? But I really was so unprepared, it’s embarrassing.
And so, how does a recovering perfectionistic control freak workaholic stay sane? Enter, curiosity.
Curiosity came to my rescue recently as I was neurotically ruminating on how many things feel uncertain, how little I can control, how imperfectly I feel like I’m currently showing up as a mother and a wife and a business owner.
I sat wondering what goals to set and are goals even relevant when I’m sleep deprived and covered in spit-up and what if I fail and am I good at anything anymore and should I even try to lose the weight and where is my focus and motivation and what’s the point anyway…
And a little voice interjected “What if you let go of all that and just got curious? Let’s just try something and see what happens. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll fail, maybe you’ll succeed. Who cares? Let go of the outcome, and just try it. You can always pivot if you want to.”
And it felt so freeing that I decided, we’re just going to try it. And so my focus for myself this quarter is to stay curious. And my mantra is “let’s just try it and see what happens.” So, I don’t know where curiosity will take me between now and the end of the summer but, let’s just try it, and we’ll see what happens.
Click on the link above for our weekly market update. This week we talked about the reduced activity in pending listings and what that means for buyers and sellers.
New WIRE Team Agent
We are thrilled to welcome Gabrielle Gibson to WIRE as a Team Agent. Read below for a little about our newest agent.
Gabrielle moved to Austin seven years ago & graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Advertising. Gabrielle’s background in advertising helped lay the foundation for her business marketing strategies. Growing up, Gabrielle knew she always wanted to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps of entrepreneurship. Learning how to build generational wealth through property ownership is a goal she set out to achieve. Watching her family navigate the 2008 housing recession, made her realize how important it is for buyers to understand the basics of Real Estate. It’s important to Gabrielle that her clients always feel confident in their understanding of the transaction process. In the past seven years of living in Austin, she has lived North, South, East & West, creating a vast knowledge of the different areas of Austin. She knows all the best restaurants, hidden gems & must-do activities depending on the area. Her goal is to find the perfect fit for each client while creating a long-lasting relationship.
Contracts and Closings
We’re honored to have helped these amazing clients find their home and thank you for your trust in our team.
Tarun and Afreen
Karen helped Tarun and Afreen navigate a multiple offer situation to snag a gorgeous home in Balcones Woods. Congratulations, Tarun and Afreen!
Jen purchased a fabulous 3-story condo in 78745. Karen is exceptional at helping our investor clients identify properties to meet their financial goals. Congratulations, Jen!
Another multiple offer situation, Karen helped Roger lock down this property with ease in the competitive Travis Heights neighborhood. Congratulations, Roger!
Kyle and Melissa
Cindy and Morgan worked with Kyle and Melissa to purchase their dream home in Georgetown. Congratulations, Kyle and Melissa!
The WIRE team wishes you a safe and fun rest of August. Stay cool, Austin!