Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / by Denise Wisdom
It's true, here at WSG, we work with a lot of folks that are transitioning into a new phase of life and are getting ready to go to into assisted living. I have always felt like we helped these folks with a lot of compassion, trying to imagine, what if it was our family member, that was selling their home and moving into a new place where they knew they needed to be.
It was never easy watching the individuals or the families deal with this delicate issue. However, we found a passion in helping these folks. Again, what if it were our family?
And then it happened. A couple of weeks ago, mine and my husband's last living grandmother made the call to consider an assisted living facility. She decided to place herself and make a difficult decision an easy one for the family.
Right away I knew the burden she was lifting off of the family to make the decision to go into assisted living. Being from Oldham County, there was only one choice that was going to be for her, The Oaks. ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
Lets face it. There are some things that we just flat out don’t want to do; yet we do them anyway. Why? Obviously I’m not talking about family holidays with the crazy side or things like that. I am talking about at work. Think about the difference between working on something that you are super excited about vs something that you are dreading doing. Is the quality of work different? OF COURSE IT IS! You are enjoying it more, putting more of yourself into it, and you’re happy to take your time to make sure it comes out just right. Can you say the same for a project that you aren’t excited about? Of course not. Now, what if you got to choose what jobs/projects you got to do….? (Mic drop) We have a saying on our team: if it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no! If you aren’t 110% into something then don’t do it! Because it won’t get your full effort or attention and it won’t turn out nearly as good. If you know that’s th ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / by Denise Wisdom
Here at WSG we have a tagline that says "Earning Clients for Life." We tell everyone we meet that this is a status we want to earn.
In all the years we’ve been saying this to folks, I’ve never stopped to ask them what it means to them. Maybe to some it means helping with resources when they need them, maybe to others it’s answering questions about value, to even more it’s about helping them buy and sell again, and yet to others it’s helping their friends and family.
It wasn’t till our WSG client appreciation event this week that I realized that whatever purpose we serve it’s really about keeping our relationship and the bond we’ve created alive. Ironically we had newer clients in the room who want to learn more about us and then there were those that we helped years and years ago. Regardless of the length of status in the WSG client family, it felt like a reunion and it served as a great reminder that real estate is not ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / by Drew Wisdom
This weekend my wife and I attended a wedding of friends of ours, and it was gorgeous! We had such a great time celebrating them coming together as a couple! As I sat in the audience, looking at the groom's face as the bride walked down the aisle it took me back to my wedding day; nearly 2 months ago. Immediately that warm, fuzzy feeling started in my chest and before I knew what was happening my grin was already so big that “goofy” was the only word fit to describe it. In that moment I realized that every wedding my wife and I will go to from now on will not only be fun because it’s a wedding and there are drinks and dancing; they will also be great because it will remind us of our own wedding. Any wedding we go to will get us thinking about our day, and all of those emotions that we felt (minus the nervousness) will also come flooding back! In that instant I realized that a wedding isn’t just about celebrating that couple’s love for each other. The point ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / by Jordan Gates
In sports, 11 in a row can be a good thing and a bad thing depending on the context of the scenario. It could mean that your team is headed for a a national championship or the laughing stock of all jokes. In the case of my fanship, being a University of Tennessee fan, it meant that the Vols hadn’t won an SEC game in 11 straight tries. (I was always the one being laughed at for the record.) Eleven conference matchups and my poor team hadn’t won a conference game since 2016. Do you know how hard it is to be a fan of a team that goes an entire year and doesn’t win a single game inside of its conference? It sucks.... really bad. Countless hours were spent listening mindlessly to radio shows about what it would take to fix the team and how they would improve with the new coach. College football is undoubtedly my favorite sport to watch and cheer for and the Vols have a special place in my heart, so watching them be not-so-great for the last decade hasn’t been ...