I was recently highlighted in the Sherwood Park News Women In Business feature. You can read the full article below, or view it online. Thank you to Julianna Veldtman for writing this article and capturing the true reason I do the work I do.
Serving Sherwood Park One Neighbour at a Time
Trina Hodges works, lives and plays in the community she loves, but more than that she passionately connects current and potential residents with her home – Sherwood Park. Trina has lived in Sherwood Park for over 30 years and has been an ambassador for the County as long as she can remember. For the past 12 years, Trina’s real estate career has given her the opportunity to play a role she takes very seriously.
“The people who live in a community are what make it what it is,” remarks Hodges. “To me, my job is not just about selling houses; it’s about giving back and helping shape our community. Each person I sell a house to in Sherwood Park becomes a member of our community, becomes our neighbour, and they become a part of the place we call home.” Trina loves running into her clients at local shops and events. She expresses how grateful she
is to have the best clients anyone could ask for. In talking with Trina, it’s clear that the people she attracts into her life has a whole lot to do with the kind of person she is.
“I lead by example. I know that what we send out to the world through our actions, words, and energy comes right back,” states Hodges. “I set clear intentions and go into my work and life with love, kindness and respect for others.” Trina’s long list of repeat clients and a business based on referrals is a clear sign that her approach, and her hard work, ethics, and integrity are the reason for her happiness and success.
As a mother of two children under five, Trina knows the meaning of time management and balance, and she knows first hand what families need when they are buying or selling a home. Many of Trina’s clients are young families, and she loves showing off and sharing all the remarkable things our community offers. “I love the boutiques, restaurants, events, and activities in Sherwood Park,” says Hodges. “And, I know these places and events are a direct reflection of the people who live here; any positive impact I can play as far as people moving to or staying in Sherwood Park is extremely important to me.”
To see Trina’s love for her community and for all things fun and family, you need look no further than her Trina Hodges Realty facebook page. The page is continuously updated with community events, fun ideas for family activities, and inspiring links and resources. “The mandate for my realty facebook page is to share all the things I love and to inspire people who might not have known much about the community they live in or are thinking of moving to.”
If Trina was not in real estate she could probably be a professional organizer. Her office, sale boards, files, home, and even the kids’ toys are always in order and everything is in its place. This is one of the main traits that allowed Trina to work for the past 10 years without full-time support. However, Trina has big goals, and to achieve those she knew she needed to bring on a talented assistant – Rhonda Unrau. Trina and Rhonda work together to develop more efficient and effective systems to ensure Trina’s buying and selling experience is far above standard and expectation for her clients. Rhonda is also a huge part of helping Trina maintain balance while striving for lofty goals. With a proud, yet modest smile Trina was excited to share with me that her goals are being realized. She currently ranks #13 in sales among RE/MAX individual Realtors of Western Canada and #1 individual at RE/MAX Advantage in Sherwood Park.
So how does Trina, with a young family, achieve such success in her business? The silent powerhouse behind her team and business is her husband, Steve. “If it weren’t for my husband’s ability to work with and understand my ever changing schedule, I would not be able to play the role I do for my clients and for my community.”
Simply put, Trina does a lot of real estate because she loves it. So many of us strive to find that place where passion and talent meet, Trina found it here, in a place where she can serve the community she lives in… making it a better place one home, one neighbour at a time.