We purchased our first company car today: a Toyota Prius.
I’m sure the men are thinking, “Sure, I can understand that choice”. I mean that baby can fly like a Porsche on nitrous! And for a man gently approaching his 40th birthday with the grace of a portly ballerina, it doesn’t hurt that the car is such a hit with the ladies. The old ego still needs a boost now and then, and that Prius has rebel! written all over it.
You’re right, it may not be the sexiest car on the planet but our company is intentionally green from it’s inception. Ask my programmers John and Yong how much fun it’s been creating our My Real-a-Save feature for our clients so that they won’t generate or need to keep track of the volumes of paper that normally accompany a real estate transaction. We’ve spent the time and money to create a secure, paperless, digital environment to house the documents associated with every real estate transaction.
We made a green decision not lease commercial space. We’ve found a cutting-edge company called Intelligent Office which handles our office staffing, receptionists, and board room/conference room needs with fantastic efficiency and professionalism. We believe that there is simply no need to have a standing real estate office in this digital age. Computers, fax, scanners, phones, email, and Intelligent Office are all we need. We meet our clients needs in style by scheduling meetings as they arise at our beautiful shared offices in Boulder, Downtown Denver, and Denver Tech Center without the waste and resource drain that accompanies opening a dedicated commercial office space. But when the meeting is over, we’ll be leaving the office as well. Think of it as turning off the lights when you leave the room.
The Prius is our company car because we’re serious about creating an efficient, socially responsible Colorado company that leaves this beautiful state in better shape than we found it.
Take a look at Plug In America for more information on hybrids.
Because our clients are self-directed buyers who are happy to use some cool tools, and comfortable driving by their favorite properties on their own schedule, they save us the time and energy associated with driving clients from house to house. When it does come time to take a home tour with us to view their top few houses, we’ll do it in the company Prius.
As a reward for handling the majority of the driving portion of the real estate transaction, we rebate 75% of our commission directly to our clients, and we also commit to genuinely take care of the state they chose to call home.