Put the relationship side of business first. It’s the most important part of what we do. Be respectful. Listen intently. Anticipate issues. And strive to make meaningful connections. We believe when we put relationships above all else, in every instance, everyone wins.
What can you do today that has never been done before? To change the way the industry works, we have to change how we work. So question everything. Find new ways to do old things. Surpass your client’s expectations in even the smallest of ways.
Though we have seven CORE VALUES, this one stands just a tiny bit above the rest. We’re all in this together. We’re creating a community of agents in a purpose-built environment that feels like home. But community is really in the hands of its members. We can create the environment, but it’s up to you to support, celebrate and encourage one another. And to live our values. Oakwyn should feel like a happy extended family.
Love what you do. A lot. And find new ways to love it each and every day. There’s so much to learn, so many new trends to stay on top of in our industry. Relationships to build. Goals to meet. Be a student of our craft and share what you learn with your peers. Your passion is infectious.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. That’s Gandhi. And it’s good advice. Model the behavior you’d like to see in the office, out in the field, and at industry events. What are Oakwyn-like characteristics? Energy. Transparency. Humility. Wit. Passion. Trust. Intelligence. Be those things and you’ll be part of the change.
Have a hungry mind. Feed it. The only way to improve personally and professionally is to seek out and incorporate new learning and understanding into your practice. Read. Keep an open mind. Listen to each other. Listen to podcasts. Share what you’ve learned. We can all grow together.
We work in a dynamic, always-changing business, and we want to be the ones leading that change, rather than reacting to it. So be bold. Be a leader. We’re also open to change on the inside. If there’s something that could be improved internally, be bold and bring it up. If we can’t embrace change on the inside, we can’t drive it on the outside.