Hi, I’m Aaron Antis with Shaw Homes. I first heard about Clay through a mortgage lender here in town who told me what a great job he had been doing for them. I actually noticed he was driving the Lamborghini all of a sudden, so I was willing to listen. During my career, I’ve sold a little over $800 million dollars in real estate. So honestly, I kind of thought I knew everything about marketing and homes. Then I met Clay and my perception of what I knew and what I could do definitely changed, and that’s after doing $800, million in sales o15-year5 year career. I really thought I knew what I was doing. I’ve been managing a large team of salespeople for the last 10 years here with Shaw homes, and we’ve been in business for 35 years.
We’ve become one of the largest builders in the Tulsa area, and that was without Clay. So, when I got to know Clay as my business coach, I really thought, man, there’s not much more I need to know, but I’m willing to listen. The interesting thing is our internet leads from our website have actually gone from somewhere around 10 to 15 leads in a month to a 180 internet leads in a four month period of time. That is just from the few things that he showed us how to implement, and honestly, I probably never would have come up with those concepts on my own. So, I have a lot of good things to say about the system that Clay put in place with us, and it’s just been an incredible experience. I am very glad that we met and have had the opportunity to work with Clay. The interaction with the team and with Clay on a weekly basis is honestly very enlightening.
One of the things that I love about Clay’s perspective on things is that he doesn’t come from my industry. He’s not somebody who’s in the home building industry. I’ve listened to all of the experts in my field. Our company has paid for me to go to seminars, international builders’ shows, all kinds of places where I’ve had the opportunity to learn from the experts in my industry. But, the thing that I’ve found working with Clay is that he comes from such a broad spectrum of working with so many different types of businesses that he has a perspective that’s difficult for me to gain because I get so entrenched in what I do. I’m not paying attention to what other leading industry experts are doing, but Clay really brings that perspective for me. It is very valuable time every week when I get that hour with them. From my perspective, the reason that any business owner who’s thinking about hooking up with a business coach at the Thrivetime Show definitely needs to consider it is because the results that we’ve gotten in a very short period of time are monumental.
It has really exceeded my wildest expectation of what he might be able to do. I came in skeptical because I’m very pragmatic and as I’ve gone through the process over just a few months, I’ve realized that hiring a business coach is probably one of the best moves we’ve ever made. I think a lot of people probably feel like they don’t need a business coach or marketing consultant because they maybe are a little bit prideful and like to think they know everything. I know that’s how I felt coming in. I mean, we’re a big company that’s definitely one of the largest in town, so we kind of felt like we knew what we were doing. I think for a lot of people they let their ego get in the way of listening to someone who might have a better or different perspective than theirs. I would just really encourage you, if you’re thinking about working with Clay, I mean the thing is it’s month to month, go give it a try and see what happens.
I think in the 35-year history of Shaw Homes, this is probably the best thing that’s happened to us. I know if you give them a shot, I think you’ll feel the same way. I know for me, the thing I would have missed out on if I didn’t work with Clay is I would have missed out on literally in 1800% increase in our internet leads going from 10 a month to a 180 a month. That would have been a huge financial decision by just deciding not to give it a shot. I would absolutely recommend Clay Clark to anybody who’s thinking about working with a business coach. I would skip over anybody else you were thinking about and I would go straight to Clay and his team. I guarantee you’re not going to regret it because we sure haven’t.