A Unique Improvement Opportunity

Posted May 19, 2018 in Real Estate Trends

Jon Girod, Clark County WA real estate agent

Our industry is and has been extremely frustrated working with Clark County. The good news is I believe we are in the midst of a unique opportunity.

Leaders from both the private sector and public sector are uniting to seek improvements. This is the first time in my career that we have seen a unified focus by all parties to improve in such a wholesale manner.

I have recently taken on a leadership position within our local Building Industry Association. I am chairing a group representing the Builders.  We are excited to get the Builders together to help Clark County improve. With their improvement comes our improvement.

Recently, Clark County hired a consulting group that produced a document called Citygate.

Citygate is a detailed report recommending strategies for improvement. This will be a terrific guide in helping all of us to get better.

All builders (small, medium and large) are very interested in seeing improvement. All of the vendors and trades that I have spoken to feel the same. I feel real momentum from both the private and public sectors.

I think we all have lost our way. We have gotten away from listening and understanding others perspectives. Good face to face communications is a lost art.  I plan on making this a priority.

If we can focus on building long lasting relationships that believe in win/win scenarios then maybe in the future we will have it better for the next generation of builders.

I hope this helps and thank you for reading the newspaper.

Jon Girod
Owner Builder
Quail Homes •