RE/MAX is a very large real estate company with locations throughout the United States. Hillary Baker is proud to be with RE/MAX since 2012. She was recently promoted from a Buyer Specialist to a full-service Real Estate Broker. This has been such a great opportunity for her to branch out on her own as a licensed broker, and start making a business for herself helping clients purchase the home of their dreams. Looking back at Hillary’s past during the last recession, her family had to change their outlook on their careers in order to get by.
Her Personal Journey
Coming out of the recession, Hillary was going to college for dental hygiene. A friend referred her to an entry-level position with RE/MAX on the Lynn Gately team as an opportunity for change. Hillary was inspired by helping clients and her passion for becoming a licensed broker became clear. Her seven years of experience in Real Estate paid off and opened many new challenges and opportunities for her. When I asked her about social media and her awareness online, she said she was developing a following through local social channels and has plans to expand this following throughout Lane County, to get more personal with clients.
On Being Personally Accessible
Hillary wants clients to know they can just reach out to her on any social channel. If clients have any questions or would like to go look at houses, she will make the time to listen and/or show them homes on the market. She offers a free market analysis on homes to educate clients on what their home would sell for in the ever-changing real estate market. As with any business owner, she markets with flyers and ads on social media to create a larger audience. This gives her feedback from clients she’s already worked within the past, acting as references for new home buyers. You can visit her website to contact her online or call her at 541.285.3339.
Hillary Baker loves to personally ensure her clients’ customer satisfaction level is 100%. This rating will surpass most businesses out there today in Lane County. She has the advantage in competing with other Real Estate companies in the community, due to her skill set in the Real Estate business.
CSK Dynamic Ventures Recommends Hillary Baker
Hillary was my Real Estate agent that I was communicating with during the purchase of my home in Eugene, Oregon. At the time, I was residing in San Diego, California, and was taking my search for my new home to the internet. I found Hillary as an agent at RE/MAX online. The more I communicated to her by phone and Skype, the more confident I was to choose the home I wanted. Hillary helped me to make an informed decision on our home purchase from all the pictures and online contact. San Diego is 19 hours away and I didn’t have the time to fly up to Eugene to see the house, but the excellent communicative skills she provided us were top-notch in her industry. As a standalone agent in the Real Estate business, I have no problems recommending Hillary to all of my current customers in my business.
By Craig Kenney
We had the honor of sitting down with Tim Greathouse, owner, and operator of the Core Star Center. His demo team was preparing for their upcoming event in the Dojang (a formal training hall). Tim holds a 7th-degree black belt in Taekwondo (TKD) that he has committed himself to every day for the last 30 years, and he is still an active competitor on the world level. If one belt was not enough, he also holds a 1st-degree black belt in Hapkido and a belt in Capoeira. Through his true love and commitment to TKD, he has positioned himself perfectly to achieve the position of Oregon State President of the United States TKD Committee under Sang Lee and USTC National Chairman for State Hanmadang development.
The Multi-Disciplinary Core Star Center
Core Star Center offers many styles and teachings to meet the needs of their students, whether physical, spiritual or clarity of mind. Tim offers and instructs Moo Do TKD, Yoga, and Hapkido. Kung Fu, Zen Meditation, Yoga, and Kummooyeh are offered by other instructors, but the full list of offered services can be found on their website. Tim embraces Martial Arts for its ability to cultivate the spirit, a sense of reason, self-awareness, discipline, and confidence. Martial arts challenges you to be the best version of yourself.
Tim’s Philosophy & Business Model
Tim has always had a non-combative approach to TKD. This way of teaching and training has started to come to light in our world with the recent insight into concussions and how they have a lasting impact on one’s life. He believes in the art form and its excellent ability to cultivate oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually. This way of thinking and being in martial arts holds truer today than ever before. He believes the enemies of today are intangible and slippery; they are no longer people standing in front of you in a physical form. They are more internal, or of the mind. This belief plays perfectly into him being chosen to host the NW Hanmadang, where events are held to gauge the skill level of its participants in non-contact events.
We asked Tim where he sees himself in the future and if he would still be teaching and training. He responded quickly without a second thought, “I will obtain my 9th-degree black belt and the Dojang will always be a part of my life.” He has no want or desire to branch out to multiple locations. He thrives on having a deep connection with all of his students and knowing each one by name. He wants to be a part of each one outside of the Dojang, helping them develop every aspect of their lives through Martial Arts.
CSK Dynamic Ventures Recommends Core Star Center
I have known Tim personally and as a student since 1996 when he opened his Dojang here in Eugene. He has a deep passion and love for people that create a strong attraction that starts when you first meet him. I believe his commitment to putting people first has given him the ability to keep providing his students with high-quality training for 30 years.
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