The Swartz Report: We’ve Taken Several Steps Forward in 2017

Don_Swartz 1Post written by Donald Swartz, President and Principal at Swartz + Associates, Inc. | Lover of Chiefs, Royals and golf | Avid “Cruiser” | Poker Enthusiast

“If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward!” 

Have you heard that phrase a few times? Certainly business professionals love this phrase and the necessity of moving forward to keep up with the ever-changing work environment and technology.

Recently our group met to discuss our vision and plan for the next four years.

What tools will be necessary to succeed in our field?  What will property valuations look like in 2020-21?  Will a change in the tax code have a direct or indirect effect on property taxes? These are just a few of the questions we’re looking at as we continue to invest in ourselves and the company.

Our Database is Taking Off

A year ago, I mentioned our new database. As we continue to tweak and adjust the software, I can already see the efficiencies paying off in terms of central access to information for our employees and an improved invoicing system. (Always a good thing!) We will continue to add components, which will make our product even better and more powerful.

We Launched a New Website…in a Day

BluegurusLogoAdditionally, we had our friends from Blue Gurus come to our office to bolster and freshen our website.

Mic Johnson and Jason Terry spent the day in our conference room making changes right in front of our eyes. At the end of the day, our new website was LIVE….really impressive!

If you’re interested in their work, spend a little time on our website and see what you think. They would be glad to assist you in your WordPress web development needs, LinkedIn training/coaching…and yes, blogging (they help me with that too!) You can reach Mic at mic@bluegurus.com or 913-645-6650.

Our Team is Growing

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Eric Owens

Finally, and most importantly, we added to our human capital, hiring Eric Owens as a senior real estate analyst.

Eric is a certified commercial real estate appraiser and brings the necessary experience and energy to make our team even stronger as we review commercial/industrial valuations for taxpayers. We look forward to having Eric help serve the needs of our clients and providing expertise in real estate valuations in the years ahead.

The Bottom Line

Progress is measured in many ways. As I reflect on the past 3 ½ years of Swartz + Associates, Inc., I’m confident we’re moving forward and not backward.

P.S. – Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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