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  • Greetings to all my MoBros and MoSistas! Weve got a great, if a bit late, WOW Magazine for you this month!

    Check out our TherMOmeter to see how much money weve already raised for Mens Health! Get more info and donate at

    Also, check out the Bus Stop Dilemma and leave your answer on your Facebook Fan Page!

    Well see you next time!

    Movember 2011 Issue 7, Volume 1

    Brians Corner ContentsPage 2 Lloydminster Medicine Hat North Battleford Bus Stop DilemmaPage 3 Leadership Team TherMOmeter Coaldale & TaberPage 4 Training Tech Corner Sharpen the Saw

    Happy Hour by definition is a period of time, usually late afternoon and early evening, dur-ing which a bar or lounge features drinks at reduced prices. At SSRE Moose Jaw we have revamped the definition of Happy Hour and host our own Happy Hour once a month in our lounge. We choose one friday every month where staff is encouraged to stay late, have a drink and bring lots of snacks...a potluck! We have birthday cake in celebration of anyone turning a year older that month, and play board games or just chat.

    The importance of this happy hour is that it allows agents and staff members to interact on a different level than they do on a day to day basis. A step out of professionalism and into real life! It provides a chance to get to know everyone and what they do outside of the office. A friendly (cough...extremely competi-tive...cough) game of Catch Phrase is usually the highlight of happy hour, and those that do get into the game end up so involved they dont realize what time it is until someone gets a call from home....Mom, its 7:00 are you coming home for supper?. Over the past few months this so called Happy Hour has made every-one in the office much closer, friendships are formed and overall a Happy Hour makes for a happy workplace!

    Weyburn6 months, 3 offices, 2 jerseys, a waterfall and lots of sales later!

    Moose JawThe Importance of Happy Hour!

    Tammy Cherlet Michelle Leonard

    In mid-April, Realtors Mela-nie Loreth and Pamela Maas started with Signature Service rather suddenly, before of-fice space could be secured in Weyburn, so they worked from their vehicles (first SSRE Wey-burn office). When a new space was located, it was a very old space that had to be completely

    renovated which meant I had to work from home (second SSRE Wey-burn office) for the month of May. Renovations moved along quickly and on June 1, we were in our fresh new office (third SSRE Weyburn office).

    June 17 saw the first major flood hit Weyburn and area. Our office was almost spared, except for a waterfall in our front window caused by driving wind and rain. With our Grand Opening less than a month away, we scrambled to get the leak fixed and on July 11 we celebrated the Signature Service Real Estate Weyburn Grand Opening!

    On October 1, Signature Service Real Estate helped sponsor the Wey-burn Youth Centre by donating two autographed SK Roughrider jerseys (thanks, Matt!) for their silent auction at their banquet. This yearly event is attended by around 500 people and raises money for the Weyburn Youth Centre, an important aspect for the youth community.

    Six months in and weve made a name for ourselves. Our office front window is full of listings, our solds are stacking up and the phones are ringing. Look out Weyburn . . . were just getting going!

  • North BattlefordHerb Cox wins election!

    Recently a very unique Real Estate opportunity has come our way at Lloydminster Signature Service Real Estate.

    Imagine a trophy fishing Lake that has had no public access for over 15 years and then marvel at the fact that it is located at equal distant points between Edmonton and

    Saskatoon and only 2 hours North of Canadas only Border City.

    We have been given the exclusive marketing rights for 33 lake front lots with phase 2 planned that will provide a future 30 more lots. It is extremely rare to discover a pristine lake with the recreational potential of this one. This exclusive opportunity will afford potential buyers the rare ability to build and to be part of an exclusive community on this untouched lake. The development is Rippling Waters Estates at Branch Lake. We were in competition with several other Real Estate offices, but the developers chose us because of our Agents, dedicated Staff, our Western Canadian Office network and a top notch marketing plan.

    The Medicine Hat office is happy to announce that agent Vicky Scherer Pettrisch will be joining Noel Marchand in marriage on November 11, 2011.

    We welcome Noel to the Signature Service Family and wish the happy couple many many wonderful years together.

    Congratulations Vicky and Noel!

    LloydminsterRippling Waters Estates: Gorgeous Lakefront Lots

    Medicine HatNot losing an Agent - Gaining a Husband

    Movember 2011 Issue 7, Volume 1Page 2

    Rita Baxter

    Rita Baxter Brian Beezley

    The Battlefords have 1st hand knowledge of Herb Coxs honesty and integrity through the numerous Real Estate transactions that he has facilitated as a Salesperson and Broker for over 37 years.As a Minor League Hockey Coach for 11 years, 3 terms as President of the Association of Battlefords Realtors or serving on several equine related Provincial Associations, Herb has always been a very strong advocate of supporting the area that supported him, and in saying so, has always been active and involved in his Community.Herbs years of Community involvement, unbridled love and compassion for his fellow man, strong work ethics and dedication to honesty and integrity have recently paid off (not only for him), but for the Battlefords. Most recently Herb has distinguished himself by being elected MLA for The Battlefords. He defeated NDP candidate and incumbent Len Taylor by 1053 votes earning him the prestigious position of becoming the voice of the people.It looks like real estate and politics can co-exist and indeed flourish. We sincerely wish Herb all the best in parliament and are extremely proud that the Battlefords will be represented by one of our own.

    The Bus Stop DilemmaYou are driving down the road in your car on a wild,

    stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:

    An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. An old friend who once saved your life.

    The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

    Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, know-ing that there could only be one passenger in your car?

    Give your answer on our Facebook pages! Then check out next months WOW Magazine for the answer!

  • Coaldale and TaberMo Bros raise the bar and funds, plus a bit of change for the offices.

    Once again, the leadership team of Signature Service held their quarterly meeting, and this time in Medicine Hat. Thank you to Glen, Terry, the staff and all of the wonderful agents of the Medicine Hat Office who opened their doors to us.

    The meeting kicked-off on Thursday, where the team reviewed our 2012 budgets/ business plans and we all learned a valuable lesson to think outside the Box, all thanks to Terry Thom, who leads the financial charge for Signature Service Real Estate. Spending a day looking at charts and numbers can be taxing on the brain, so an evening of relaxation was called for the group enjoyed a home cooked meal followed by a fire in the fireplace and some board games & Wii.

    The following day was entirely dedicated to discussions regarding Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate conversion. We were able to Skype with Nelson Goulart, Managing Broker of BHGRE Signature Service in Mississauga, and Vice President of Network Services of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Canada. Its amazing how easy it is to eliminate distance and have a relaxed conversation with the Master Franchise Guru! Needless to say, theres lots of work ahead of us, but the path is becoming clearer, especially after this meeting.

    A big announcement that will give each of you more clarity is that we have concluded that a transition before the Holidays will not be as effective as a super big launch and lots of media attention in January! Therefore, we have decided to move the launch of the Better Homes and Gardens Brand in Saskatchewan and Alberta to January. Sherry Chris, the President of BHGRE World-Wide, has promised to be here to support our local operations and make lots of noise about this launch on an international level. The actual date will be announced as soon as we have the corresponding details confirmed.

    All in all, a very successful meeting, and we are certainly looking forward to the excitement as we move into the New Year.

    Id like to send a special thanks to those Broker/Managers who traveled from far to attend this meeting. Rita had a broken wrist and still drove the distance from Lloydminster to Medicine Hat, all by herself. Thank you Rita! And Matt well, I will leave that one alone for now, but were happy you finally made it home! Heleen Its always good to see you!

    Movember 2011 Issue 7, Volume 1Page 3

    Leadership TeamLooking toward the Future - and the Future looks Green!

    Yvonne Thomas

    Jennifer Brown

    Well its Movember! We have Blaine in the Taber office and John in the Coaldale office growing their moustaches for such a great cause, prostate cancer I have a neighbour who died from this disease this year, we have heard so much about this horrible cancer a lot these last few years, I am very proud of both of these men coming forward and willing to challenge all of us to participate and think From what I hear as much as we are a family there is competition between both offices! Lets see who will win!

    In October, Kim and I traded offices for some cross training and I