George’s Update | Get Smart

26 Dec

George’s Update | Get Smart

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo de Vinci

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“George, don’t be an idiot.” – Alice Stablein , George’s Grandmother

In reviewing our 2018, all the indicators to demonstrate “winning” we at FNTI have done and we have you, our agents, to thank.

One of the things that jumped out at me was the amount of education provided by us this past year. We must provide value added services that sets us apart and I dare say we have done that in the area of providing educational opportunities. 

Borrowing from Suzanne Tinsley in a speech she does to our agents and applying it here, here are some numbers to digest over left over’s this holiday season:


This is the number of seminars we provided to Realtors in Texas this year for continuing education credit. This does not include the dozens of lunch and learns etc. we did for our agents where continuing education credit was not given.

In 2019, we look forward to continue offering these classes not only in Texas but eventually in all states FNTI is licensed.

1533 and $7,995

1533 people attended the above mentioned 104 classes and from that we were able to donate nearly $8,000 to our charity Gracefully Strong, an organization dedicated to promoting and expanding the potential of young women in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

Next year we will have a new charity and as mentioned, hope to expand our ability to help where help is needed throughout the states we are in.


As this number shows our agents know of this service , we provide the ability for our agents to utilize the on demand seminar platform to get their continuing education on us (we pay). This year almost 2300 hours were provided to you in this way.

12 and 1207

For the past three years we have provided you with monthly webinars so that you can get an hour of continuing education every month. This year over 1200 attendees took advantage of this platform.

4 and 219

Recently we have introduced our Podcast Series hosted by Yours Truly. So far we have 4 episodes (more to come shortly) and to date almost 220 people have downloaded them to a great response from our audience.


While not a number, I want to finish this with the response I get when asked “what can I do to take advantage of these opportunities?” While we do not charge our agents for the above (the realtors pay for their continuing education), I am reminded when watching Downton Abbey, Poldark, Victoria etc. on Sunday nights instead of football how they all start with  a simple statement “Made possible by viewers like you”. I would say the same thing, the more remittances we receive, the more we are able to provide these quality opportunities to learn, get your hours and become a better title professional.

With that, thank you.

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