Four Weddings and A Fire… A review of my first year as Managing broker at the #1 Boutique Real Estate firm in Birmingham.

Posted on January 30, 2023

To quote the Barenaked Ladies, “Anything easy has its costs”, a motto I strive to remember when constantly pursuing success in myself and the agents I assist to lead to their best potential.  12 months of hard work, determination, challenges, education and motivation with a side car of a lot of fun, rewarded these agents with the most successful year to date for Ray & Poynor.  These are a few of my favorite things from 2022, plus a surreal finish to one of the hottest real estate markets that literally ended up catching fire and concluded with me channeling Hugh Grant.

Office Engagements~ Four of our Agents got engaged/married in 2022 and we had fun at sales meeting celebrating each one!


Chambers of Commerce~ Ray & Poynor has been involved in several City Chambers in the past, and in 2022 became proud, involved members of 6 Chambers around and outside of the Birmingham metro area.  Each chamber has its own Ray & Poynor agent as a designated liaison.

New Agents~ We welcomed 8 new agents in 2022! Three previously licensed and five newly licensed.

Breakfast with the Broker~ I thoroughly enjoy my 4-Top every Friday morning getting to know agents better and sharing/learning things I never knew about  them, even the one’s I thought I knew everything about!


Some of my favorite houses~

Lunch & Learns~ 2022 Brought back monthly office education with good food, great comraderie & plenty of conversation. One of my favorites was Trivia Game Show with Teams: Millennial , Generation X and Boomers.


New Website Launch~ More efficient & easier to navigate than ever before.


Out of Office Fun & Sales meetings~ The Bright Star, RISE Against Hunger, Top Producer Dinner, Office Party (s),Bham Zoo sales meeting etc

An unforeseen Finale becomes our biggest rally ~

 We may have lost our beloved 2629 office but we certainly didn’t lose our leadership, teamwork & team spirit.  Ray & Poynor is more than a building and our people make it home.  We are excited for our new location opening January 2023!