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Are Mission Statements Still Relevant?

Are Mission Statements Still Relevant?

  • 03 Oct 2017
  • Meg Georkas

I recently read an article about Mission / Vision Statements and whether they’re still relevant to modern business. The article discussed whether your company’s mission, vision and values influence how you actually do your work every day? It got me thinking that I haven’t read my company statement lately and when I did read it, I was pleased to see it’s still very relevant to the way we “do” business.

It’s easy to dismiss the real value of mission statements. After all, most companies have one, and they all say the right things about management’s concern for customers and employees etc. But in the daily grind to meet business targets and respond to competitors within our industry, it’s easy to get bogged down and forget to check in with what we do best.

I’ve included the HH Real Estate statement below. It was written about 18 years ago when Peter first came into the company. When we became a part of this business and then sole owners, of course one of our main goals was to have a successful business. But, we also understood that we wanted to be completely immersed in our town; after all we were raising our kids here and we wanted to be a part of this fabulous community. It was important that we could operate within an emotional industry with integrity. I’m proud to say our statements are is still relevant today.

Our Mission

At Hutchinson and Harlow Real Estate we aim to give our clients a specialised real estate experience, providing state-of-the-art professional services to vendors and buyers that creates maximum benefit and personal satisfaction in a lifetime relationship.

Our Vision

Hutchinson and Harlow Real Estate will be the region’s premier real estate firm, specialising in residential property sales.

The firm will dominate the Armidale market and excel in every facet of its operation including; client satisfaction, operating systems, team development and profitability.

We will achieve this by:

  • Excelling and being consistent in everything we do.
  • Being motivated and spreading our enthusiasm.
  • Making trust, quality and integrity hallmarks of the way we do business.
  • Seeking always to be innovative and seeking continual improvements.

Our Values

All staff of Hutchinson and Harlow Real Estate will adhere to the following principles:

  • The needs and welfare of our clients will be the uppermost concern of everyone who works in the business.
  • The service we provide will be unbiased and impartial, available to all people regardless of their race, culture or social background.
  • The business and everyone involved in it will operate in a socially responsible and ethically sound way with honesty and integrity underpinning all our actions.
  • The workplace environment will be one of respect for others, based on teamwork while encouraging and fostering the personal development of the individual.
  • We aim to find solutions in an innovative team environment.
  • All communication will be open, effective and non-judgmental.
  • Our people will work in a safe and healthy environment.
  • We will respect our surroundings and will be environmentally responsible.
  • We will abide by and comply with the laws of the nation and fulfill all our statutory obligations

Opinions are those of Meg Georkas and may not reflect those of others.

2/8 Yeomans Road

Peter stuck with us!
Peter’s support and expertise were excellent and very appreciated. He went above and beyond time and time again to help our purchase go as smoothly as possible. Peter was extremely patient with both us and the vendor and there is no way the sale would have occurred without his professionalism, continual chasing and local knowledge. Thanks Peter!!
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- Wayne & Danielle - Buyer
Armidale

37 Tabulum Road

Wonderful to work with
Peter was delighted to work with as well as going well and truly above and beyond. Peter not only made sure we had access to all the information we needed to make a decision but also helped us get settled moving to Armidale.
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- Brett & Jodie - Buyers
Invergowrie

222 Galloway Street

Excellent service
I had a couple of stipulations along with my offer on a beautiful property. Peter helped me out and found a resolution that suited both the vendor and myself. I cannot wait to move in!
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- Pauline - Buyer
Armidale

222 Galloway Street

My experience selling with Peter and his team
Peter and the HH team were extremely professional and enthusiastic. They were warm, friendly, and gave helpful advice. Peter was clear in his communication, gave me plenty of time when I had questions, and handled all negotiations with ease. It was an incredibly easy process for me and I am thrilled with the result.
They were particularly impressive given the COVID-19 crisis and the difficulties they faced listing and showing my property. They handled this tricky time with calm, grace, reassurance, and confidence.
Thank you!
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- Trish - Vendor
Armidale