If you are a company like ours who says things are always, “Better with Burgan,” that’s a bold claim to live up to, especially when it comes to our own business. As we say, “Goodbye,” to 2018, we thought we’d take a look back and do a checklist to see if we really were better. Let’s do some fact checking!
BETTER SALES – √
As we look at 2018, we had a record setting year in our 41-year company history! With over $90mm in total volume (13% increase YOY), we not only posted our 8th consecutive quarter of growth dating back to the first quarter of 2017, but every month in 2018 was better than the previous year. In 2018, no other real estate company in the Mahoning Valley sold a home faster and for more money than Burgan Real Estate. And while these are great numbers for our company, we look at it a bit differently.
We helped over 750 people find a better life, better experience and a better home with our help. Our expertise and commitment to being better, helped list/sell over 750 units, a 6% increase YOY, to find why and how life can be Better with Burgan. Mission accomplished.
BETTER COMMUNITY – √
Whether it was our involvement in the United Way’s Day of Caring, Habitat for Humanity, Boy’s and Girl’s Club or the nearly hundred of local charities we supported through our donations of time, money or resources, we dedicated our spare time to making a difference in the lives of people in our own community. And remember those sales numbers? All of that money stayed here in the Valley.
BETTER PARTNERSHIPS – √
In 2018, we looked at taking our partnerships with other businesses in the community to new and higher heights with innovative promotions and collaborations. Our collaborations with Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, Inner Circle Pizza in Canfield and Branch Street Coffee to bring signature food dishes and drinks to the Mahoning Valley left a good taste in everyone’s mouth. And if that wasn’t enough, we managed to pay the mortgage of a lucky fan thanks to the Mortgage Mania Challenge through our partnership as the Official Real Estate Partner of YSU Athletics, gaining national coverage for YSU’s basketball team and over 3 million impressions for the University in one week!
BETTER CULTURE – √
Our Burgan Bunch continued to grow this year, both in numbers and in sales. Our team found that Better with Burgan isn’t just something we say, but something we aim to achieve EVERY DAY. By featuring agents on our social media, bringing in Nationally renowned experts in real estate to continue to develop them as REALTORS® and not only preaching but practicing finding a balance of work and play, we had the most productive year in our history with our Burgan Bunch…and we are adding more.
BETTER COMPANY – √
As the fastest growing real estate brand in the Mahoning Valley, the largest social media following of any local, independent real estate company and newly crowned Icons of the real estate in the area, we know that 2018 was the best year we have ever had in our company’s history. But we can be better…
Stay tuned for what 2019 has in store and see how we can top all of this in the new year, because we will! We don’t know any other way.