You inspire us to excel!
Ray Baker - Gold Crown Management
Whenever I need marketing assistance, there is only one company our team turns to: North Star Synergies, Inc.
Darrin Foster - American Liberty Mortgage
Thank you for all you are doing to help build our builder business. We appreciate your efforts and look forward to growing our team.
Ryan Dennis, Owens Corning
I extracted a tremendous amount of value from our meeting and can’t thank you enough for the thoughtful and immediate leads you have generated for my business ...I am now attempting to keep up with the momentum you have created!
Marcia Reese - Motivational Speaker, Author
In my long business career, seldom have I ever encountered someone like Robert. We met at a brain-storming marketing session and Robert's innate talent quickly set him apart as the expert to whom my rapt attention was directed.
I truly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Robert's work. It's very clear to me he cares deeply about his projects, his business, his clients, and those to whom he generously gives his time.
He's a true professional who delivers huge value to the people with whom he works. His success as a consistently top performing, results-oriented business specialist gives him tremendous experience and insight to help the folks with whom he works. If you ever get the chance to work with Robert, take it. You'll be glad you did! Robert August is a real Class Act. 5 stars!!
Elliot Eisenberg, Economist
Robert listens closely, thinks hard and makes top notch suggestions that usually pan out. He knows his stuff and gets things done on time and on budget.
Michael Luzier - NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter
S. Robert August is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and experienced marketing leader. His talents and personable leadership demeanor are evident in just meeting him.
Chuck Miller - Builder, Remodeler
I have known S. Robert August for more than a decade through our mutual involvement in the National Association of Home Builders and its National Sales and Marketing Council. S. Robert is truly and expert in the management, marketing and sales consulting for the land development and building industry. S. Robert is a nationally-recognized expert with a long list of awards and recognitions spanning over 35 years. S. Robert is a not only an nationally recognized expert, but a true friend and mentor.
Mark Samuelson - Samuelson & Associates
Robert is the most knowledgeable and energetic real estate marketing professional in the Rocky Mountain region. He adds value to any product he represents, and the viability of his clients and his projects is heightened by the focus, recognition and attention that accompany all of his work. His addition to a marketing project greatly heightens the chances for success.
Noel West Lane, III - Integrated Building Co., LLC
S. Robert August has been a trusted business friend and adviser for over 25 years. His creative processes coupled with keen observation and detailed analytical skills are only surpassed by his energy and attentiveness to his clients' desires and interests. S. Robert continues daily to set new and measurable benchmarks for excellence in marketing, sales, and business development.
Bruce Berman - Brix Real Estate, LLC
Knowing Robert for the last 30 years has proven to be a rewarding business experience, his networking and sales expertise has always been beneficial.
Rick Colombo - Travel Consultant, Philanthropist, Musician
Robert is always the consummate professional who loves working, networking with and helping others to achieve their dreams. If you haven't attended a seminar by Robert then you're missing out! I would highly recommend any class that Robert is teaching. Thank you for being an inspiration, always willing to share your words of wisdom and continually helping me challenge the next level. ONwards and UPwards!
Shirleen Von Hoffmann - Summit Funding, Inc.
It is rare to find people like Robert in the building business. He is the best of the best and a constant reminder of how we all should present ourselves in business. Robert, Thank You for being an inspiration for all those who come into contact with you.
Daniel Nageli - US Bank Home Mortage
When I was just a young kid getting started in the work force Robert took me in a taught me the ropes of real-estate. He is a fantastic mentor, coach, and real-estate guru of the sales industry. He has helped many home owners accomplish their dreams of home ownership while providing the utmost in customer service. He has also helped many people get started in their careers. Thanks Robert for all you have taught me over the years!
Jeffrey H. Whiton - KB Homes
Your 'depth of field' in understanding the challenges facing the housing industry is without peer.
Myers Barnes - Myers Barnes Associates
An amazing guy.
Mark Paris - The LandWell Company
I have known S. Robert August and his companies for more than 30 years. During this period, I have had the unique opportunity to work with them as consultants and associate with them as members of economic development, and general promotion. The company continues to stay abreast of trends in marketing, sales and real estate development nationally... They are excellent problem solvers who have the ability to adapt successful programs geared to client relationships, and their successes attest to their abilities.
David Lewis - Rivet Software
Robert August's boundless energy, years of real estate experience, and industry insight help him to create exciting sales and marketing programs that truly drive greater profits. I have known Robert for over 10 years, and his willingness to roll up his sleeves and get to work has been unwavering. I recommend Robert August and the entire North Star Synergies team very highly.
Mary DeWalt - Mary DeWalt Design Group
Robert has been a mentor and inspiration to me for many years. He is the consummate marketing professional and is filled with boundless energy and enthusiasm for the new home building industry. His tireless efforts on behalf of the National Sales and Marketing Council and the Institute of Residential Marketing have earned him the highest honors that these institutions bestow on their members.
Kelly G. May - Gourmet Real Estate
Mr. August is an outstanding sales and marketing educator, an active engaging speaker with a real concern for sales, marketing and corporate professionals. Mr. August is a ‘whole person’ educator concerned about everyone’s well being and how it affects their performance on a daily basis. Mr. August is the real thing, a down to earth master in all areas of sales and marketing who will open the minds of everyone in your company to their potential as well as the actual implementation of practices for your team’s success.
John Guilliams - KGA Studio Architects
Thanks again for today’s presentation. I walked away with some useful tools that will help immediately with my conversations with potential buyers.
Larry D. Armstrong - 50+ Communities of Colorado, LLC
It was incredibly gracious of you to help out/provide a breather for me during the CAASH certification course! You have been a true friend over all these years, and I sincerely meant the words I shared with the class about your counsel and inspiration. Thank you for all you've done to assist and guide me along this path.
Todd Gamboa - Building Trust, LLC
I enjoy hearing [Robert] speak, and always come away with helpful tools which I have carried back to my companies.
Chuck Cusumano - The Joshua Group Consulting, LLC
Robert was my first sales and marketing mentor! What a great teacher to show you the ropes! Robert's Saturday sales training sessions were amazing! The stuff of Legend! He would role-play you until you thought you were REALLY doing it. I have managed or personally closed over two billion dollars in real estate since I started with S. Robert August many years ago and I am still teaching, training and motivating the audiences just as Robert showed me. The Gift he gave me I continue to try and pass on. If you haven't already...Give S. Robert a try!
Blair Kuhnen - Builder Homesite, Inc.
There are few in the homebuilding industry as connected as Robert August. Aside from his expansive knowledge of the industry and understanding about how to drive performance, his connections allow him to marshal resources and provide advice few can match.
Greg Ciliberti - Market Educators
Robert is a highly energized and extremely knowledgeable person in his industry with insights second to none. To anyone who hires him or his firm, they will be most satisfied and get more than they pay for.
Brian Flook - Power Marketing & Advertising, Inc.
Robert August is one of the nation’s leading new home motivational machines! When you combine Robert's trademark energetic passion with his years of housing experience, you get a volatile combination that will explode your sales pace forward. Robert and his team will make a positive difference every time.
Regina Serna - Motivational Systems Inc.
Working with Robert is an experience I recommend to anyone that has the opportunity. Robert has taught me not only industry information, but he was also someone that I watched and listened to at every turn, and I am a better person because of him. Robert's attitude is uplifting, which is why he is always at the top of my list for any opportunity to work together or simply refer.
Bonnie Alfriend - Alfriend Sales & Marketing Solutions
Thank you for your inspiring IRM leadership. It is a pleasure and privilege to attend and serve with you.
Michelle Leahy - Woodcrest Homes
North Star Synergies delivered us with the best shop we have ever had. [The shopper] was so great. I have never had a shopper call me to discuss the sales agent or site before. I can't wait until it is time to do our next shop. I will definitely be calling North Star Synergies. Thank you for everything.
Frank J. Rod - Transworld Systems Inc.
Your seminars are always excellent.
Layli Springer - Environmental Designs, Inc.
I learn so much from you at each [HBA] seminar. Thank you again, for taking the time to give these seminars and for sharing your passion with us!
Rebeca Barvin - ListenUp & Michael Wallenstein – University of Denver Graduate Student
Thank you for taking the time to meet with [us]. The pearls of wisdom you provided to both of us are invaluable and will have a great effect on both of our careers.
Susie Hummell - Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver
Thank you for all you do! It has been a pleasure working with you, and I appreciate the ‘heart’ you have for our charity! Thanks for your help at all of our meetings and for your continuous encouragement. It is a pleasure to be associated with you in this endeavor. You display true character, honesty, and professionalism.
Stephanie Beninati - StrucSure Home Warranty
Thank you for a great seminar and all your help growing my business.
Shanna Strotheide - Lita Dirks & Co.
Thank you! I utilized one of your selling tools, 'Ask for the Sale,' this past week and was able to get more business from one of our clients. We look forward to attending another seminar in the future; your insight is invaluable.
Jennifer Johnson - National Association of Home Builders
Thank you so much for everything you have done and continue to do on the Home Tech course and for NAHB in general!
Rochelle Barcellona - Barcellona Inc.
I know Robert through my affiliations with the NAHB. He has also consulted with a few of my clients. Robert is a dynamic person with a solid grasp of the real estate industry. He always has fresh and solid ideas to help with sales and marketing efforts. I highly recommend Robert.
Carol L. Rod - Core Elements
I just wanted to again let you know that I really enjoy the monthly sales training forums that you have so generously provided for the HBA members! I encourage everyone I speak to attend as there is a lot to be learned no matter what your business or who you are. Keep up the great work! Thanks!
Karen M. Boos – Holland Realty
It is a privilege and a luxury to listen and learn from you. I look forward to continuing to learn from you. Thank you for coming to Boise, Idaho.
John Kristjanson – Standard Renewable Energy
Working with Robert has been truly remarkable. His contacts, professionalism, many sales and marketing skills, enthusiasm, honesty and straight-forwardness are very much appreciated and valued. EVERY person / company that I contacted and mentioned Robert, I got a very positive and warm response. When your business needs doors opened and relationships established with key people, I wholeheartedly recommend North Star Synergies.
Jan Dowker - Messenger PR
Thank you for all that you do to help educate professionals and community members so that we can all enhance the communities in which we live, work and play.
Brian Workman - Blind Corners & Curves
[Robert August is] such a dynamic force within the HBA and building community.
I’d like to take the opportunity to say how much I have respected, admired and valued you as a peer and expert and friend. Your achievements need no elaborations from me. I genuinely enjoyed our informal lunches of Reubens and dill pickles, along with insights, observations and other profundities about the truths and vagaries both of life and new home sales and marketing. The word "unique" is much abused and over used. I can, and do, take it back to its roots, when I describe you.
Jesse Benitez – Wine Master Cellars
It was a pleasure attending The Selling Professional seminar on Wednesday the 11th at the HBA of Metro Denver. As a side note; I find your lexicon and usage of the English language a refreshing change from the vernacular, particularly when you said to a young lady: ‘This will titillate the fancy of your mental genius.’ Bravo, sir. Thanks again for the great seminar.
Randy Carpenter - Pulte
Robert is a very talented marketer and business person.
Tanya Olvera - Mountain High Appliance
I wanted to thank you for taking the time and inspiring us today. Sometimes in this crazy world it is nice to hear refreshing and positive outlooks on business and in life. The advice and stories today made my day a whole lot better and really gave me some insight on customers. You truly are great at what you do.
Lisa Lockwood – Lita Dirks & Co.
Thank you for offering your insight and guidance to me and the other members of the HBA who are wise enough to capitalize on these opportunities you are presenting.
Pam Keller – Keller Homes
You are a life saver! Your generous help without any expectation is not found often. A million thank you’s!
Carrie Bayer - Steckel Publications, Inc.
Thank you for being a great marketing management consulting firm to deal with. You follow specs without complaint and are always on time with ads!
Jeff Villano - Logic Integration
I appreciate your most excellent guidance and tutelage.
Rosemarie Rossetti - The Universal Design Living Laboratory
You are an incredible man! I have never known a man of your caliber. You have such a genius entrepreneurial mind, loads of energy, and a kind heart. You came into Mark and my life just when we needed you. I marvel at the network you have developed, the businesses you have created, and your philanthropic passion to make a positive difference in the lives of many. The 'you' that you have created is well rounded and driven to achieve far more because of who you are. Thank you for giving your all to the Universal Design Living Laboratory project. I am honored to be working with you and learning from you. You have been the BEST mentor, coach, teacher, motivator, encourager, and constant source of hope that this project will succeed. You are a fountain of knowledge with an inexhaustible source of ideas!
Maria Nande - The NAHB University of Housing
Thank you for your ENORMOUS, COUNTLESS, GENUINE, TERRIFIC, INVALUABLE contributions. Thank you for being YOU!
Alan Grimes – Student, University of Denver
Thanks so much for sharing your time and wisdom with us at the RECM Club event last Friday. Your endless supply of enthusiasm and knowledge never cease to amaze me.
Nik Rebhuhn - John L. Scott Real Estate
It was a real pleasure getting to soak up the information you provided at the IRM II course in Boise, Idaho.
Jessica Lansing - Possibilities for Design
I enjoyed your seminar on prospecting and as a result, I have received a referral. Thank you.
Karla Dimond - Centennial Mortgage Professionals
Thank you for providing such a stimulating hour of Prospecting Information for those attending your class. Thanks for your inspiration!!!
Mary Hiatt Dow - Coldwell Banker
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the sales seminars. Everything that I learn from you has been very helpful. You do an excellent job! You are an inspiration.
Brian Auer - LuminEssence Design Center
Thank you for your stimulating talk about prospecting. I always glean pertinent information from your classes and try to put it into use immediately. I also attended your class on follow-up and was equally enlightened. I look forward to your next class in April and will assume that it will be equally illuminating. Thank you again for your insight.
Peter Dimond - Centennial Mortgage Professionals
Again, your meeting was the highlight of my day on Wednesday. Thank you so much for your time and effort to put these meetings on for the benefit of myself and my sales staff.
Caroline Swift - Ferguson
Again, I need to commend you on the excellent seminar. You had some really exciting tips which I feel I can easily translate to real life for our company. Your words will resonate with me and I hope to reiterate them with as much effectiveness as you did.
Kristin Goff, ASID – Academy of Design
Your class opened my eyes to so many ideas that we can use in marketing our design services and also to better assist builders.
Cailin Willey - Ketmar Development Corporation
IRM III was truly a pleasure! Bravo!
Bonnie McMillan - Ferguson Kitchen, Bath and Lighting Galleries
I would like to thank you for the wonderful seminar. I learned a lot and will use many of your ideas. Thank you again for your thoughts and ideas on how to grow our business. As Ferguson continues to grow our showroom business, seminars such as yours become very useful learning tools. Thanks, again!
Cory Sher - Regent Entertainment
Robert is a true sales and marketing icon! He is truly a communicator and innovator when it comes to helping successful clients become even more successful. I highly recommend S. Robert August and the North Star Synergies team.
Paul Campbell - Kephart
Another FANTASTIC presentation at the 2008 International Builders’ Show.
Steve Nunn - IntegraSpec of Colorado, LLC
I have considered myself to be a sales professional for 30 years and have been fortunate to have received some of the finest sales training available. In one short hour, you have reminded me of some basic skills that need to be back on my 'to do list' and at the same time created new ideas that I’m sure will produce positive results. While these ideas are fantastic, they would not have the same meaning or impact without your enthusiasm and presentation skills! I want to offer a sincere thank you for giving me the desire to take myself to a higher level of achievement.
Klea Jones - Jones Design Group Inc.
I wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed your presentation and instruction at the IRM III course! It was a terrific amount of information, but every bit was valuable! I was excited and enthused to come back to my office and staff and start implementing as many of the ‘tips’ and practices that I could. Thank you for sharing ‘above and beyond’ the book text…to truly learn from the experts is as good as it gets!
David Hitchingham - THK Associates, Inc.
I wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to teach the IRM III class. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from someone with your knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry.
Angie Elliott - Teleos Real Estate Transaction Services
You are as dynamic and ‘electric’ as I remember. Thank you for your time, the referrals, the mentoring, and your energy.
Doug Whiting - BMC West
Thank you for your in depth presentation. We have received a lot of very positive feedback.
Michael Zizzo - Real Estate Broker
I enjoyed [your recent presentation] very much and made some good contacts. You’re a Real Estate Rock Star.
Allen Peterson - American Home Mortgage
Thanks again for a GREAT presentation. One of the attendees who is a high volume Realtor said that she feels she is doing well to get ONE good idea from a seminar. She said she got LOTS of good ideas/helpful hints from your presentation.
Andy Ades - Ades Design Builders
Thanks for all the work your staff did for my company. The brochure is beautiful and the new corporate imagery (stationery, business cards, etc.) really hit the mark in representing my company. Your professional advice was extremely helpful as well.
Sarah Gell - National Association of Home Builders
Thank you for all of your help. You really do go above and beyond and I can’t thank you enough for all you have done and continue to do for us and the NSMC! Thank you for all your help making the NSMC thrive and prosper in a tough year. You are such a great mentor and I thank you for all your efforts.
Dan Diffenderfer - Standard Renewable Energy
I am always blown away by the energy Robert exudes and the motivation he inspires in me.
Khevin Pratt - Platinum Development
Thank you for your outstanding work.
Dan Stringer - Rio Grande Co.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the time you spent with everyone at the HBA of Metro Denver. When I was browsing the HBA calendar of events and saw that session on closing techniques, I marked it on my calendar because it was being conducted by Robert August. As a salesperson in a tough building economy, it helped me 'sharpen the saw,' and I considered it time well-spent.
Jo Ann Morgan-Charles - Morgan Charles Advertising
Thank you for everything. Your support means so much to me and I am really learning a lot from you! You are definitely expanding my world (and knowledge)!
Barbara Stern - Affordable Closets
Thank you for an invigorating sales training this week. I truly appreciate going back to basics once a month with you. I always gain something extremely valuable.
Kimberly Mackey - New Homes Solutions
Such a gracious man and a true gift to our industry. Always onward and upward!
Duane Duggan - The Boulder Property Network
Robert is always fired up and a huge inspiration to me!
Jeffrey Jenkins - National Association of Home Builders
Kudos for the superb job you did on the call-in NSMC Sponsorship Workshops. As expected, lots of nice comments from the callers who want the meeting notes.
Joshua Grayck - Genworth Financial
I enjoyed your presentation at the HBA of Metro Denver last Wednesday. Your seminar and instruction on Prospecting and Cold-Call Selling was very insightful for me, particularly as I grow my business. Look forward to next month's seminar.
Steve Bunce - National Association of Home Builders
Thank you for all of the hard work you continue to do with the Sponsorship Task Force. I want you to know that we sincerely appreciate all that you do!
Dave Churchill Mathews - Churchill Construction
Robert's seminars are informative of course; but inspiring as well.
Jeff Rickard - Universal Lending
Robert has a tremendous wealth of knowledge to share that gets results in the real world.
Deborah Jackson - RE/MAX Equity Group, Inc.
It was a pleasure meeting with you. I really enjoyed your presentation. You have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and your ideas will be extremely helpful for me.
Andy Brown - ReachLocal.com
It goes without saying that you have had a profound impact on me and many others throughout our industry.
Terry Vitale - New West Publishing
I have honored you, Robert, for 30 years; and your character, integrity, and friendship have always been constant and stellar. It is with privilege that I call you a friend.
Roger Cohen - Cohen Brothers Homes, LLC
Thanks again for the excellent and very timely work effort from you and your team!
David P. Tschetter - Colorado Custom Homes
No one - and I mean no one - has more new home experience in the area of marketing than Robert. His track record is second to none in the State of Colorado.
James T. Henderson - Enterprise Fleet Management
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for conducting the sales seminar today. I really appreciate the perspective you bring as a seasoned sales professional. I look forward to future seminars.
Carroll Bogard - Pella Corporation
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our visit last week in Denver. You have an awesome personality that pulls at people in a positive way! In addition, your podium speech was excellent and got folks revved up!
Georgianne Derick - Merchandising East and MS Interior Design, Inc.
Thank you S. Robert! You are great! We look forward to recommending you again with complete and utter confidence and pride! Thank you for your brilliance, your enthusiasm, and your support.
Peter Garvin - Garvin Enterprises & Cherry Creek Mortgage
As always Robert, I appreciate your continued support and positive messages. It never goes unnoticed or unappreciated. You are a good friend, an excellent mentor, and an outstanding marketing/management/sales consultant.
Jerry Rouleau - J. Rouleau & Associates
Thanks for all your help and support getting BuilderRadio.com off the ground. Your interviews and your referrals both mean a lot.
Mary DeWalt - Mary DeWalt Design Group
I can't imagine having a more wonderful promoter than you and just wanted to let you know how very much I appreciate it.
Jack Gallagher - American Home Mortgage
S. Robert August is 'Mr. Enthusiasm' and he is nationally known within NAHB and the building industry for being a hands-on, no nonsense trainer, educator and motivator.
Anne Ladewig - National Sales and Marketing Council
Thank you so much for the excellent job you did as the emcee of the Best of 50+ Housing Awards! You kept the show moving along with just the right mix of industry knowledge and witty anecdotes. I really appreciate everything you brought to the program - it wouldn't have been a success without you! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Adam Grossman - MS-RECM student - University of Denver
I wanted to let you know that my team took home the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge Championship. We beat the finalist team from the University of Colorado. Thank you again for your expert advice. We could not have won without it.
Michael Copp & Wil Heslop - National Association of Home Builders
On behalf of the NAHB's National Sales & Marketing Council & the NAHB Business Management and Information Technology Committee, we would like to say thank you for all your efforts as a speaker for the January 9th Audio Conference, Ramping Up Your Sales & Marketing in a Changing Market. You did a great job presenting solid sales & marketing tips and techniques to help NAHB members thrive in this changing market. This audio conference plays an essential role in helping NAHB's members thrive in this changing market and we were glad that you were able to bring your expertise to the table for this great event. Thank you!
Jay H. Peterson - Hanley Wood Market Intelligence
Robert, just wanted to drop a BIG THANK YOU for coming to the SMC meeting this morning; it turned out exactly as I was planning and hoping for! You provided extremely valuable input that everyone in the room needed to hear. Everything was key to help us be successful. You're a class act!
Roger Reinhart - HBA of Metro Denver
Robert August, Chair of the Membership Committee, has done a phenomenal job in assembling a group that is dedicated to accomplishing the task of growing the HBA going forward.
Demi Clark - D.R. Horton Custom Homes
Thank you so much for such an amazing experience at the IBS Show. I think I learned more in two days at IRM II than I have in two years! I appreciate your knowledge and the way you taught the class.
Shirley Rouse - HBA of Colorado Springs
Thank you for the seminar on moving inventory in a difficult market. I'm sure the audience got a lot of great tools from it. I especially appreciated your comments on staying involved with the local HBA and the reasons for it. I know there were some non-members in the room and your reasons add credibility. Thank you!
Melissa Wimberly - Braswell Custom Homes
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the class and, especially, you as an instructor. Your experience and 'stories' were just really incredible teaching tools and I am amazed at the exposure and information that we covered in two days. The class really opened my eyes to the endless possibilities that could potentially change the direction of any business. Thank you again for the wonderful experience. I will look forward to more of your classes.
Stuart Hilgenberg - Crescent Partners
I enjoyed your presentation tremendously. The stories that you use in your presentation makes it a lot easier to relate the information to real life scenarios. The information that you presented has already helped with my sales. I would love to attend more of your seminars and classes in the future.
Gregory K. Zoeller
Thanks for the great inspiration to sharpen my tools on July 2006 in San Ramon, CA at the 'How to Market Your Homes in a Slow Market' seminar!
Alan Smith - Robbie Hale Homes
I wanted to thank you so much for your enthusiasm and knowledge that you brought to the IRM III course. The multitude of new ideas and contacts will be invaluable to my career. Thanks for answering my specific questions and your personal time yesterday and today. I am excited about getting my MIRM.
Dave Pascua - Everest Construction
It was pleasure attending your course. I gained some valuable insight and knowledge!
Patrick S. Sullivan - HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri
Thanks for your kind words and for doing such a terrific job! I have heard great comments about our rally yesterday. Your knowledge and enthusiasm were central to its success.
Rick Scharf - Colorado Development
I want to thank you for the outstanding presentation in Loveland at the BMC West meeting. I learned more in that meeting than any real estate meeting I have attended. However, it was like trying to drink out of a fire hydrant! You are my new hero!
Ken Rhoades - BMC West
Thank you for a great program in Northern Colorado. I think we made a very positive impact on our audience of builders and on our own team. Your efforts were indeed valuable!
Barbara Curwood - Silver Strand Homes, LLC
I attended your presentation last week in Fort Collins and really enjoyed it. Your approaches to prospective buyers in the newly constructed home arena were great. I utilized them yesterday at the Open House I held and it was great!
Scott DeGarmo - Broadband Properties Magazine
I am extremely grateful to have Robert's acquaintance. He is enormously knowledgeable and accomplished.
Andrew Giamberardino - University of Denver
I just wanted to thank you for teaching one of the best classes I have taken at DU. I don't know if it will be offered again or if you will be teaching it, but I recommended it to some friends. Aside from that, thanks again for helping me out with meeting contacts and getting an internship this summer. My internship is going great.
Tamara Day - Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
Thank you very much for instructing our IRM IV courses. We truly appreciate the time, excellent effort, and exemplary education you afforded our members in class. I personally wish to thank you for being so accommodating and understanding with our organization's needs. I really look forward to working with you again in the future! Once again, thank you, S. Robert August, for the knowledge you so creatively impart and for your gracious attitude.
Jason Bailey - Avenue Database
Thank you so very much for the outstanding motivational and educational talk on Wednesday. You never cease to amaze me with your energy and personality! Every talk you give is always worth the time. And your kind words to the group concerning my company and my product went far beyond normal generosity. I will most certainly reciprocate every chance I get. North Star Synergies, Inc. knows marketing.
Ben Graebel - Graebel Companies, Inc.
Robert is forever a consummate communicator.
Martin F. Russell - 7353 Investments, LLC
Energy, ideas, solutions, and experience best describe North Star Synergies, Inc.
K. T. Catlin - RE/MAX Distinctive Properties
S. Robert August is the most effective marketing professional and motivational speaker because of his energy, experience, and ability to relate to individuals. He continues to be recognized for his motivational work by peers in the industry at international, national, and state levels through the countless awards he receives.
Michele L. Yurcich - Zaremba
Just got your letter today and wanted to make sure that I sent my thanks for an incredible ride on the IRM I train the other week in Canton! I marvel at your ridiculously detailed understanding of this crazy industry! Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious (could it be the wheat grass?), and I found myself captivated by each word.
Cris Uhlenhopp - American Home Mortgage
You are an exceptional speaker and truly have the ability to not only motivate people but also to make them think!
Diane Oster - CBSHOME Real Estate
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed [105 Ideas for the Year 2005] and I wish I could have had the time to attend more seminars. I was so glad that I picked yours. Thank you for great information and wonderful enthusiasm.
BJ Tripp - Pueblo Association of Home Builders, Inc.
S. Robert August was able to effectively convey the value of our MAME Awards to our members. His exuberance engaged all that attended this useful seminar.
Kay Green - Kay Green Design, Inc.
I always enjoy sharing the podium with [S. Robert August], but most of all, I enjoy [his] enthusiasm. [He] is the best and I appreciate [him] from the bottom of my heart.
Andrea L. Johnson - Taylor-Morley Homes
Thank you for your kindness and larger-than-life enthusiasm; it's contagious by the way, which is great! North Star Synergies, Inc. really does make a difference and is in my top of mind awareness!
Betsy Russell - First Story
Your support & encouragement means so much to me. You are the best!
Yana Vishnitsky - Jewish Family Services
Thank you for giving us so much of your valuable time and for opening many doors for us. What you did in a few hours would have been impossible for Jewish Family Service to accomplish in a few months or years, if at all! Your energy, creativity and commitment to the community are remarkable. We will certainly update you on our progress with the Group Home and would love to have you involved with JFS.
Louie Delaware - Living in Place Institute, LLC
For the very few of you who have not had the opportunity and privilege to sit in on one of Robert’s presentation, you need to find out where he is speaking next. Every presentation is unique and he is a very engaging and charismatic speaker. You will be in for a real treat!
Smokey Imes - Axiom Home Resources
Thank you so much for the great week at the convention. It is a pleasure knowing and working with you and your team. You make me want to be better and work harder. May we continue to have this much fun as we build this forward.
Dan Levitan - Levitan & Associates
All (b.s.) aside, there is no doubt that you have done more for the IRM and NSMC over the past many years then all of the rest of us combined and your boundless energy, hard work, intelligence, wisdom, experience and wit are greatly appreciated by everyone but, especially by me.
Sally Newcomb - The Guild of the Children's Diabetes Foundation - Denver
Just a note to thank you for all you are doing for Children's Diabetes Foundation...Thank you...you are so appreciated by everyone.
Keisha Hoar - R F Crossen Contractors, LLC
I found the First Time Home Buyer Federal Tax Credit Webinar a great source of information, and have been able to officially wrap my head around this tax credit. I have now been able to put a blurb in our advertising to call us for information. I am much more confident on answering my customers' questions.
Steve Turner - Keystone Custom Builders
Just tuned in for the BuilderRadio Webinar and enjoyed it. As I am new to LinkedIn, I'd like to add you to my professional network.
Maria Nande - National Associaton of Home Builders
Quite honestly I think the world of Robert. I think he's one of the most positive, intelligent, professional, knowledgeable, honest and REAL people I know. I feel honored to know him. He's a breath of fresh air.
Ryan Farabough - Perfection Homes, LLC
It was great meeting you yesterday. I enjoyed your class and definitely feel like I picked up some information that will prove useful in my business. Thanks for your time. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulsa.
Jack Zelkin - Xcel Energy
Robert, thank you. A great deal of my successful activities over the last 25 years has been due to many, many mentoring sessions with you, the KING of Relationship-building, marketing, and consultive sales. Praise from you is praise from a favorite teacher.
David M. Phaff - ABR, GRI, e-Pro, CSP - David Phaff & Associates, Inc. at RealtyUSA
I was fortunate to have taken a couple of IRM courses a few years ago where you were one of the teachers. Since then, whenever I think of a MIRM, you immediately come to mind.
Bonnie Alfriend - MIRM, Fellow
You are the force that moves me to action. Ho'ohana: My favorite Hawaiian word which means, 'Work on purpose and with intention'. Ho'ohanohano: 'To bring dignity and respect to your actions', which you do in spades.
Lynn Bigelow - Bei Build
Mr. August - It was a real pleasure making your acquaintance yesterday. Your course, Sales and Marketing for Remodelers, was very informative and engaging. Thank you again.
Carolyn Hess - Broker and Homeopath
I have worked with Robert in many different capacities. As an employee at RealtyWorks and as a business associate when we were both involved at the Denver Homebuilder's Association. Robert is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who always goes the extra mile to support and help others be successful in their business. He is a master networker. I have always enjoyed my association with Robert and would recommend him highly!
Barry Rutenberg - Rutenberg Homes
S. Robert...Thank you for your kind words. You were my first IRM course instructor, your enthusiasm and knowledge were instrumental in me going forward.
David Miles - President, Miles Strategic DNA
Thank you for taking time out of your day at Spring Boards to advise me on how to most effectively navigate NAHB. You are obviously extremely well-informed and totally connected. I will endeavor to follow your course and look forward to strengthening our relationship.
John A. Palumbo - Author
I just wanted to 'thank you' once again for your continued support and tell you how much I appreciate the foreword that you wrote for Selling at the Bottom of the Market. I am forever in your debt.
Paul Foresman - Design Basics
I've been amazed at your practical insights for builders.
Steve Ormonde - Focus 360
S. Robert is a tireless advocate for the home building industry and I consider myself fortunate to know him. Not only is he more involved on a local and national level than most anyone I know, he somehow manages to find time to run one of the country's finest sales and marketing firms. I highly recommend him and his team to anyone looking to raise the bar in their marketing strategy!
Doug Partington - Owner/Consultant, Insight to Onsite LLC
Over the years S. Robert has inspired countless people in the homebuilding and real estate industries to perform at a higher level in their careers. His commitment to raise the standard of professionalism within homebuilding is unmatched. However, one of the greatest roles that S. Robert has played in our industry is to show us by example, the benefits and rewards of giving back our time, knowledge, and energy to the NAHB, SMC, and IRM.
Janet Enge - HBASC
What value you brought to our association and to me personally. ...Hard to say enough thank-yous to cover your help and concern.
Liz Winget - EverBank
Thank you for your inspiring presentation. ...A good reminder of the sales process and the value of networking.
Chris McDowell - Eagle Mortgage
I appreciate your wisdom, ideas, and candid comments on the [Home Builders] Association and Denver's top builders. Very helpful!
Cindy Bell - First American Title Insurance
I have always admired your passion to educate and motivate new HBA members in how to make the most of their membership. Your dedication to the building industry is truly remarkable.
Alex, Brandi, & Todd Thomas - Tabs, LLC
Congratulations on being named on of NAHB's outstanding educators! No one deserves it more!
Lauren Karsh - Miles BrandDNA
Your wisdom and guidance is so valuable and I truly appreciate your mentorship.
Henry Schloss - Maxwell Print Management
Thank you very much for all of the referrals you provided.
Sarah Godby - Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams
You are a wealth of knowledge. ...Thank you for your continued connections and meetings ...I look forward to working together more. Have a great day! All the best!
Brenda Stifter - PrimeLending
Thank you for the contacts ...Most appreciated.
Brandon Myers - Westmark Homes
Your time and help are very much appreciated. By far the best thing to come out of achieving my MIRM designation is the relationship I have gotten to have with you.
Shirley Jenkins - Keller Williams
I truly enjoyed getting to know you a bit more and have found your willingness to introduce me to incredible service providers/ contractors / tradesmen & business owners is beyond my wildest anticipation.
Andy Brown - Strateg.us
It is with great pride that I've called you my mentor and friend over the years. You once told me there are "givers and takers." Well, my friend, you are an extraordinary GIVER.
Dirk Van Slyke - Statistical Vision
It was such a great pleasure to meet you in person. The generosity of your time and talents were extraordinary, and genuinely appreciated.
Cindy Bell - Saddleback Design
You are so respected not only in Denver, but across the nation. You are a true inspiration to all who meet you. Onward and upwards!
Don Root - Employing Broker/New Home Sales Consultant
When I started in the real estate industry, my mentor S. Robert August told me "Nothing in this economy starts without a real estate sale." ...That is just as true [today]!
Cheryl Haflich - Marketing Director, Shea Homes
I am so very thankful for the time you spent with me as I prepared my MIRM class presentation. Your wealth of knowledge and teaching approach are so very valuable!
Kyle Johnston - KJ Creative
You inspire me, give me a new energy, and fire me up to do the best I can to make a lasting impact. On top of that, you've become a great friend.
Bruce Langson - Quest Capital LLC and Jack Woodcock and Associates
Robert's experience in home sales management and execution is nothing less than the perfect blend of knowledge, speed and profitability for the developer. Keep up the good work!
Al Ballard, Canyon City Queen Anne
When I grow up, I want to be just like S. Robert August. He is amazing!
Nancy Haws, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
I still remember how much you taught me during your real estate classes on Saturday long, long ago!
Brian Flook, Power Marketing and Coldwell Banker Innovations
Thank you for all you have done for me over the years. You are a true gentleman!
Henry Thomas, Henry Thomas Leadership and Sales Seminars
Robert is one of the nicest people I know.
Sherri Connell, Invisible Disabilities Association
What you're doing is unfathomable! We're on an incredibly amazing journey because of you!
Quint Lears, NewHomeSales.com
You are the official Motivator of the Home Building Industry! Thanks for all you do!
Jack Kreider, RE/MAX
Truly a gentleman and a scholar!
Faye Womack, Fireplace Warehouse ETC.
Your speech was the perfect way to get everyone fired up for the New Year!
Patricia Salvidio, Fireplace Warehouse ETC.
You're such a great mentor and teacher. Your motivational skills are second to none. Thank you for all your wonderful support!
Tom Kaufman, Dunton Commercial Real Estate
You're one of the best networking people I've ever met!
Beth Kenney, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
You have been such a great mentor and I appreciate everything you have helped me achieve!
Giuliana Nava-Cord, National Association of Home Builders
I’m your fan #1! I love the passion you put in all you do and in all our global efforts!
Tim Lansford, Speaker, Trainer, Executive Coach
Thank you for delivering an award-winning class. Spectacular presentation delivery and loaded with very valuable information!
Tag Gilkeson, Tag & Associates, LLC
I'm coming off a high from attending your class today ...You're an amazing instructor. You provided a great environment that allowed us to learn and grow ...The NAHB attached a dollar amount to this class, but I have to tell you the information was truly priceless.
Greg Coulombe, Lowe's Companies
Well-presented, fun, and informative. Robert is a stellar instructor and if you can take a course from him... DO IT! You won't be disappointed.
Rona Lewis, Certainty Home Loans
Thank you for the time you spent at the HBA Expo talking with George Rivers and myself. It was a pleasure and you are appreciated.
Erica Bertschy, Bridge Project
We greatly appreciate your time, expertise, and dedication.
Jesse Burne, Bridge Project
We appreciate your thoughtfulness, advisement, and connections.
Kerry Mulcrone, Kerry & Co.
A rock star for sure!
Kimberly Mackey, New Homes Solutions
Thank you for all you do for our industry!
Creighton Bildstein, Platt Pointe Capital
Thanks so much for the sage advice.
Steve Kleber, Kleber and Associates
Thank you for your most thoughtful encouragement.
Art Danielian, Danielian and Associates
Thank you for all your help and encouragement. We all love you!
Kathie Reiner, Graffiti Marketing and Social Media
I really appreciate your insight.
Lance Wissinger, Lightmark Aerial
Thank you again for all of your insight and guidance.
Donato Lipari, Lipari Construction
By far one of the best presentations and knowledge sharing. A number of members told me how well they enjoyed your discussion and engagement with all of us and making it pertain to the entire group. That doesn’t occur often enough!
Ginger Westhoff, Fiore & Sons, Inc.
Your enthusiasm for the HBA and the information shared has increased our level of excitement to jump into the organization.
John Ikard, 1st Bank
I always enjoy your company. You are such a good soul and you make me feel good about the world.
Greg Coulmbe, Lowe's Companies
I have tried to incorporate your teachings into how I approach my daily business. The integration has been seamless. I definitely will be reaching out in the future.
Terry Gearhart, Rose & Womble Realty
Great class. The "offline" stuff was gold: your experiences and observations. I appreciate having you as a resource and double appreciate your commitment to our industry.
Tatiana Molina, National Association of Home Builders
Thank you for teaching at the International Business Show. I heard only great things.
Lynne Davis, Nter Now
You rock, S. Robert August!!!
Gregory A. Miedema, Northern Colorado HBA
Thanks for taking the time to rally the group!
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING...
University of Denver School of Real Estate and Construction Management Residential Practicum - Autumn '07
Scott Tashie: Thank you so much for teaching the practicum. I learned a lot of important concepts that will help me along through my life. You have been a great resource to me, and I truly appreciate your help.
Jason Ashner: Thank you for a wonderful quarter. I was able to learn a lot in both the classroom and through the project. Once again, thank you for being a great teacher!
Dan Bauman: Thanks for a great quarter. I really found the class to have much more to it than my other classes because of the real world experiences you provided us with. I think that more DU classes should use professionals from the work world.
Changgyu Kim: Thanks to you, I have finished this quarter well. Always I start a quarter with some worry or challenge. However, this quarter was very wonderful, especially because I could meet you. In your class I am so happy. It is a pleasure just to listen your vigorous voice. Your voice encouraged me and made me positive.
Carlos Valencia: Many thanks for the guidance and teaching this past quarter. It was a pleasure.
Reid Hansen: I want to thank you for teaching this past quarter. You have so much knowledge about the industry and about networking. It was truly a privilege to learn from you over the past 10 weeks. I hope to see you for the Winter term.
Christopher W. Schrim: I enjoyed working with you this quarter. I feel you bring fresh, new ideas to the educational experience in the RECM program. I look forward to working with you in the future.
John Bucholtz: I'd like to thank you again for what you have contributed to the course. Your management and real-world advice have had a great impact on my personal development this quarter. I hope to stay in touch in the future if you will not be coming back to DU next quarter.
Bryan Stolz: I appreciate everything you have done for us this quarter and enjoyed your insight into the practicum immensely.
Alan Grimes and the Burns Builders Practicum: As students and as friends, we of the 2007-2008 Residential Practicum would like to extend our most sincere thanks. Your guidance throughout the quarter has been wonderful and your unending enthusiasm is nothing short of amazing.
"Robert is the most knowledgeable and energetic real estate marketing professional in the Rocky Mountain region. ...His addition to a marketing project greatly heightens the chances for success."
"S. Robert continues daily to set new and measurable benchmarks for excellence in marketing, sales, and business development."
"Robert August's boundless energy, years of real estate experience, and industry insight ...drive greater profits.”
"Mr. August is the real thing, a down to earth master in all areas of sales and marketing who will open the minds of everyone in your company to their potential.”
"The stuff of legend!"
"There are few in the homebuilding industry as connected as Robert August."
"Highly energized and extremely knowledgeable.... with insights second to none."
"One of the nation's leading new home motivational machines!"
"Robert's attitude is uplifting ...He is always at the top of my list."
"You display true character, honesty, and professionalism."
"Your insight is invaluable."
"Fresh and solid ideas to help with sales and marketing."
"I really enjoyed the monthly sales training forums... I encourage everyone I speak to to attend as there is a lot to be learned no matter what your business or who you are."
"It is a privilege and a luxury to listen and learn from you."
"When your business needs doors opened and relationships established with key people, I wholeheartedly recommend North Star Synergies."
"A dynamic force within the HBA and the building community."
"I have respected and valued and admired you as a peer and expert and friend."
"You are truly great at what you do."
"A genius entrepreneurial mind, loads of energy, and a kind heart."
"Enormous, countless, genuine, terrific, invaluable contributions."
"Your endless supply of enthusiasm and knowledge never cease to amaze me."
"Everything that I learn from you has been very helpful. You do an excellent job! You are an inspiration."
"Robert is a true sales and marketing icon!"
"Dynamic and Electric."
"A Real Estate Rock Star."
"[Your staff] really hit the mark in representing my company. Your professional advice was extremely helpful as well."
"I am always blown away by the energy Robert exudes."
"A huge inspiration!"
"A tremendous wealth of knowledge... that gets results in the real world."
"Your character, integrity, and friendship have always been constant and stellar."
"No one—and I mean no one—has more new home experience in the area of marketing than Robert."
"We look forward to recommending you again with complete and utter confidence and pride!"
"A good friend, an excellent mentor, and an outstanding marketing / management / sales consultant."
"A hands-on, no-nonsense trainer, educator, and motivator."
"[Learning from your recent sales presentation] was like trying to drink out of a fire hydrant! You are my new hero!"
"Enormously knowledgeable and accomplished."
"Once again, thank you, S. Robert August, for the knowledge you so creatively impart and for your gracious attitude."
"North Star Synergies knows marketing."
"Energy, ideas, solutions, and experience best describe North Star Synergies, Inc."
"S. Robert August is the most effective marketing professional and motivator because of his energy, experience, and ability to relate."
"I marvel at your ridiculously detailed understanding of this crazy industry!"
"North Star Synergies, Inc. really does make a difference."
"Your creativity, energy, and commitment to the community are remarkable."
"Your boundless energy, hard work, intelligence, wisdom, experience and wit are greatly appreciated by everyone but, especially by me."
"I think the world of Robert. I think he's one of the most positive, intelligent, professional, knowledgeable, honest and real people I know."
"A great deal of my successful activities over the last 25 years has been due to many, many mentoring sessions with you, the KING of Relationship-building, marketing, and consultive sales."
"Extremely well-informed and totally connected."
"Not only is he more involved on a local and national level than most anyone I know, he somehow manages to find time to run one of the country's finest sales and marketing firms."
"[Your] commitment to raise the standard of professionalism within homebuilding is unmatched."
"Every presentation is unique and he is a very engaging and charismatic speaker. You will be in for a real treat!"
"Thank you for making the difference."