These Values Made Us One of the Fastest Growing Real Estate Companies in the Country, and One of the Best Places to Work
It’s been a pretty amazing year for Worth Clark Realty. In the past 12 months we’ve been included on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies, at number 89. That made us the fastest growing company on the list headquartered in the state of Missouri, and one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the United States.
We recently received another accolade, one that is even more important to me than the Inc. designation.
For the second year in a row, we were named one of the best places to work in the St. Louis region.
The two awards are related. If we weren’t a great place to work, we wouldn’t attract the type of employees that make us the fastest growing company—and the way we attract great people to our team is by having a strong set of values.
At Work Clark Realty we:
1. Focus on the customer experience.
All the beanbag chairs, ping pong tables, and free food that you read about at employers like Google would not make a bit of difference if customers hated Google. In fact, if customers hated Google, there would be no beanbags and free food—because there would be no company.
Customer experience is priority 1 at any successful company, and we are no different.
2. Keep it simple.
Remember when you had TV, and then you had cable? Now you plug in 20 different devices and pay an additional $3.95 just to watch the season finale of whatever show it is you’re obsessed with.
In today’s world, even the simplest things seem unnecessarily complicated.
We believe simple is better.
3. Practice kindness.
Spend five minutes on Twitter in 2017, and you’ll understand how kindness can be a strategic advantage, simply because kindness is becoming increasingly rare.
For our team—and our customers—we strive to make it a jerk-free environment.
4. Advocate positivity.
If you want gloom and doom, it’s easy to find (see the Twitter reference above). Here, we stay focused on the positive.
5. Take ownership.
There was a song called “It Wasn’t Me” in the early 2000s by a guy named Shaggy. Basically, Shaggy gets caught red-handed with a woman who wasn’t his wife.
“It wasn’t me”—even when it obviously was.
That’s not how we roll at Worth Clark.
If it was you, own it, fix it, and take responsibility.
6. Challenge the status quo.
Who references Shaggy in a professional blog?
(We also do a lot of other things to challenge the status quo, like our Guaranteed Rental program.)
7. Deliver results.
In the age of self-appointed, entirely results-free “experts,” we believe delivering actual results matters.
8. Have nothing to hide.
Let’s be honest: Doing the wrong thing can be a (very) short-run strategy for success.
But in the long run, transparency and honesty are the only options.
Worth Clark Realty is in it for the long run.
9. Represent fairness.
The essence of being fair is something simple: abide by the Golden Rule. If you were an employee instead of a manager or owner, how would you want to be treated? If you were a customer, how would you want to be treated?
Essentially, if the shoe were on the other foot, how would you want it to fit?
That’s fairness, and that’s what we believe in.
That’s it. It’s nothing fancy. But to date, our values have delivered results and helped attract a great team of employees and great customers—and there’s more to come. We’re growing faster than ever, with real estate expected to be a growth industry for the foreseeable future.
And we want you to be part of that future.
We would love to have you.
President & CEO
Worth Clark Realty