Apple Valley Ohio Lake Community by Sam Miller


Brainstorming Session Tonight with Kevin Hildebrand of REMAX Unlimited

If you follow Howard Brinton and his Star Power Series the name Kevin Hildebrand is a name you probably already know.  Kevin and I talk or e-mail each other at least once a day to share our daily experiences and we are sounding boards for one another.  If you do not have a real estate agent outside of your market that you can brainstorm with I highly recommend making this type of connection with someone.  The value you will bring to each other is very empowering because if you both share common goals you can easily motivate each other. We have both found that by having someone you are accountable with it makes you go the extra mile each week which inturn causes you to stretch and grow beyond what you would do on your own.

Tonight Kevin and I met in Columbus Ohio at Easton Town Center to discuss some new creative ideas we have been kicking around for a couple of months.  We both recognize that the real estate business is changing and how important it is for us to deliver results beyond what our clients expect.  We discussed the fact that creative financing, educating our buyers and sellers to the current market conditions and making sure our clients homes are in show ready condition are more critical today than ever before.  Equally important is helping our buying clients get the absolute best and most solid mortgage preapprovals and financing package that meets their specific needs and financial goals.  For the seller it is a great time to sell their current home and move up in value to a larger home and at the same time it is an ideal time for a first time buyer to invest in their first home.  2008 will prove to be potentially the best real estate opportunity the state of Ohio has ever seen. 

Comment balloon 4 commentsSam Miller • March 06 2008 10:58PM


Sam, you're indeed lucky to have a sounding board like this. I do as well, although we are in competing markets. It would be nice to have perspective from outside the area.
Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 12 years ago
Thanks Colleen - It it certainly great to have someone to bounce new ideas off of.  In my market there really isn't anyone that I can talk with about real estate so I admire your ability to have a friendship with someone in your own market.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) over 12 years ago
Thanks for this post. It is now churning my thinking to scout out a sounding board... Are you and Kevin in similar markets?? I do have a good friend 2500 miles away (CA), but the market there can be quite different from where I am (AL), where the laws & LOCAL challenges of the shifting marketplace can seem more unique... hmmm.... I do love the idea of sharing common goals & keeping each other motivated.
Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) over 12 years ago
Mara - Glad that this post inspired you to seek out a sounding board.  Kevin and I am in fairly different markets (his is more metro and mine is smaller town and resort market).  The most important thing I have found with having a sounding board is that you both share some common goals.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) over 12 years ago

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