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Education & Training - TEAM Hughes Real Estate School - REI#ZH1003093
Born to parents who never attended high school, they inadvertently taught me that life was a struggle that could never be overcome.  Raised in almost poverty sometimes, I had no large dreams and only wanted to survive.  Having left home at 17, living in DC and working for the government, I began ...
Wasn’t Christmas just a few weeks ago?  I’m pretty sure the holidays zipped by so quickly that January came out of nowhere.  Valentine’s Day passed us by and then March blew in and out.  Now, it’s already April!  Why is the time passing by so quickly?  Did someone shorten the number of hours in a...
TEAM Hughes Real Estate School had its beginnings at a Pensacola Keller Williams office, and Bob and I collectively taught there for three years.  As our school gained popularity, it became increasingly obvious that limited space and availability would keep us from growing the way we wanted to, s...
Recalling memories of small children in the back seat of the car, I can still hear them asking, “Are we there yet?”  No matter how short or how long the trip, that question was always in the forefront of their minds.  Thinking about that question that all parents hear sooner or later, I begin ask...
Oh no!  Interest rates have increased, but what’s this?  Interest rate increases are good?  The market is changing, yes, but not for the worst!  Interest rates increased, but ever so slightly, and managed to gently bump some consumers out of their nests to start the homebuying process they put of...
Traveling has always been enjoyable for me, especially when family is involved in the destination.  I enjoyed the past 10 days with my grandchildren in Illinois even though my daughter was recuperating from surgery.  I found out all too well that I am no longer good at getting little girls out th...
This week I am in Illinois helping my younger daughter who recently had surgery.  Sarah has two little girls, and her husband is on a business trip for about three weeks.  Sarah can’t get around too well, and with a 2-story house, it made sense for me to come up and help.  Besides, it made for a ...
We’ve all heard the old saying, “home is where the heart is.”  Most of us would agree with that sentiment, and if we truly believe that home is where the heart is, then that makes us pretty important people!  If you are a real estate agent or a REALTORÒ, your job is to help people achieve their g...
Cold weather is soon on its way out and hopefully, spring is coming soon.  For many of us, spring means all things new, a revitalization of the way we’ve been doing business, and a chance to make changes.  Year-end is always a great time to assess goals, but when spring is coming, it seems to be ...
Basic real estate training includes teaching agents how to respond to phone inquiries from complete strangers.  I remember one of my trainers telling us to smile!  They can hear you!  That bit of advice stuck with me over the years, and as a former paralegal who had to deal with lots of people ov...

Carrie Hughes

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