Thankful and grateful seem to be the two most used words to describe how everyone at Hall and Hall is feeling this Thanksgiving. 2020 has been a year filled with ups and downs, challenges and successes, but most importantly, 2020 has been a time to come together and support one another. This year has given us a chance to reconnect with ourselves and reconnect with the land.
We have also helped our clients find refuge from uncertainty and turmoil by retreating to the land. Land is a great investment during financial volatility, and ranches provide a retreat and sanctuary for families to come together and enjoy nature. 2020 has been a year of going back to the basics, and simplifying our hectic and busy lives.
Here is what some Hall and Hall employees are thankful for this year:
“I am grateful for our clients’ loyalty and trust. They stuck with us and trusted our advice through some slow times and were rewarded this year for that loyalty and trust with most seeing successful sales.” Dave Johnson – Real Estate Partner
“I’m thankful for all of the great customers and clients that I have gotten to work with during the last year. I am thankful for my wife and children. I am thankful for those that have served our country and protected the liberties we all enjoy! I am also thankful for our nations farmers and ranchers that will be providing another fantastic Thanksgiving meal!” Scott Shuman – Hall and Hall Auctions
“I’m thankful for our hard working group of people that have come together and made our business not only keep going smoothly, but thrive. We truly have a great group of people that work together and show what real teamwork can accomplish.” Dani Anderson – Support Staff
“One of the good things that has come out of this difficult year is that it’s made us all re-focus on core values, and the importance of family may be what stands out the most.” B Elfland – Managing Director
“I am thankful for family and friends and for good health. I am also thankful to work for such a wonderful company with amazing co-workers. I feel very blessed. This year I have learned to not take life or time with our loved ones for granted. We need to make every moment count.” Kortni Mayeux – Finance Department
“I have learned that non resident ranch owners have relished spending extended time with their families on their ranches It has been interesting that new owners have been much more willing to accept existing structures in the interest of being able to move in quickly and escape more crowded urban environments. I am thankful for our amazing support and marketing crew who have worked from home at all hours of the day and night to bring us safely through an incredibly intense year.” Jim Taylor – Director and Real Estate Partner
“I am grateful for all my family, good friends, and the kindness of others. I continue to count my blessings each day and am thankful to be a part of Hall and Hall.” Treva Peterson – Support Staff
“This unique time in history has been challenging without a doubt, but there have also been many things to be thankful for. Extra, unexpected time with my family at the beginning stages of COVID when both of my kids were home for remote schooling. The unforeseen and outstanding demand for Wyoming ranches that many of these challenging circumstances created. And amid all of the chaos in 2020 I am very grateful to live where I do.” Mike Fraley – Real Estate Partner
“In a year that will likely be forever etched in the timeline of history as unprecedented and perhaps an altering force on what we’ve known as a “normal” way of life, it coincidentally has highlighted on a greater level what is most precious in life. In my small world I’ve seen how people have come together to provide aid and assistance to those most affected by events of this year. I’ve seen how people have demonstrated profound levels of creativity to sustain a livelihood in industries hit most hard by the pandemic, and how those least affected have gone out of their way to help those in need. Our family and friends have grown infinitely closer and we have discovered a deeper level of gratitude for each other and for the joy that comes with serving others.” Stacy Jackson – Appraisals Group
“This year expressing gratitude seems more important than ever. It has been a year to reflect on family and the importance of each of them. Amidst all the disruption and uncertainty this year, our team stood firm, pivoted, and continued to move forward, allowing us to flourish as a company. So thankful for my family and the many strong relationships with friends and coworkers. Happy Thanksgiving to all!” Theresa DeVries – Support Staff