About GVNGreater Value Network is an Austin-based professional networking organization that is changing the way people involved with the professional real estate industry think about networking.
A community of service and generosity
Founder/Entrepreneur Chris Stege speaks weekly about growing your business through the power of partnerships and the principles of service and giving. The GVN model is built entirely upon the development of outward-facing relationships. Greater Value Network was founded on the simple premise that is it is better to give than to receive.
The GVN Story
The Greater Value Network was founded in 2016 to foster a unique network of like-minded real estate professionals, firms, and organizations, working together through multi-disciplinary teamwork, to develop an overwhelming marketplace advantage built on friendship, trust, and genuine relationships. Unlike traditional networking organizations that typically operate on a ‘what’s in it for me?’ basis, founder Chris Stege envisioned a gathering of outward-facing individuals, firms and organizations who have learned the secret of prospering by putting others first. Serving the needs of others while simultaneously achieving professional and financial goals requires a delicate balance, a trait Chris learned during his previous two decades as an entrepreneur and business owner.
After launching into the heady and often uncertain world of real estate in 2013, Chris discovered other like-minded professionals and tradespeople who recognized the value of listening and responding to their clients’ needs, and who were not afraid to share those needs with others in the real estate industry who might be able to meet those needs. By tapping into that one simple, yet powerful premise—that it is better to give than to receive—Chris discovered that everyone involved benefited.
Greater Value Network was birthed to provide a structure for business referrals and leadership development, to cultivate relationships among real estate industry pros who know, like, and trust each other, and to develop a group filled with expert industry professionals that would receive endorsements and also make referrals of those who are in need.
Our Networking Philosophy
Greater Value Network gives individuals, firms, and organizations involved in the professional real estate industry an unprecedented opportunity to network and share referrals with their fellow industry pros. We are not just a group of business associates; we are friends. It is that bond of friendship and trust that makes actively sharing referrals possible.
How We Work
GVN does not exist to generate average results. GVN exists to produce extraordinary results. In today’s economy it’s not enough to simply do your job well. We believe to produce extraordinary results you must deliver everything your customer wants, plus a little more. It is the counter-intuitive concept of “Delivering the Vision Plus One Percent,” advocated by leadership guru, Ken Blanchard, and embraced by Greater Value Network.
Greater Value Network was founded on the simple premise that is it is better to give than to receive. Nowhere can that concept be fleshed out more readily than in service to the most vulnerable people in our society—our children. Recognizing the call to serve ‘the least of these’ Greater Value Network is grateful to have the opportunity to work and walk alongside the Austin Angels Organization as they walk alongside foster children and their caretakers
Every GVN partner is motivated by our Guiding Principles which define how we work, how we interact with each other, and how we determine the very best service for our clients and our local communities. Greater Value Network is dedicated to creating a Culture of Excellence, by attracting and maintaining remarkable individuals, firms and organizations who also adhere to our Guiding Principles, which are embodied in the acronym, H.E.A.R.T.S: Honor, Excellence, Accountability, Relationships, Teachability, Service.
Qualities of a GVN Partner
What does a GVN partner look like? It’s pretty simple, really.
Just ask yourself, who do you know that is involved in a professional real estate-centric industry? Do you trust them? Are they business-driven, a leader in their field? Do they have at least two years of experience in their field? Do they have a history of success in their endeavors? Are they teachable, well connected in their community, have a heart of service? Do they love people? Do they love what they do? Would you recommend them to a friend? Perhaps most important, do you like them?
That’s what a GVN partner looks like.
What is the Greater Value Network?
Greater Value Network LLC is an Austin-based professional networking organization that is changing the way people think about networking. Founder/Entrepreneur Chris Stege speaks weekly about the power of partnerships and the principles of service and giving as a means to grow a business. Our model is built entirely upon the development of outward-facing relationships, instead of the traditional networking routine of gathering as many business cards as one can collect each week.
Why should I join GVN?
One of the prime reasons the GVN exists is to provide opportunities for professionals in our industry to meet and discuss new topics in the real estate business, to encourage one another, and to exchange referrals. This in turn helps to develop both personal and professional relationships and create new business opportunities for everyone involved.
What kind of professionals are eligible to join GVN?
Greater Value Network is a unique network of like-minded real estate professionals, firms, and organizations, working together through multi-disciplinary teamwork, to develop an overwhelming marketplace advantage built on friendship, trust, and genuine relationships. Our partners include professionals in a wide range of fields, including Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Lenders, Insurance Professionals, Appraisers, Roofers, Movers, Commercial Real Estate Lenders, Pool Builders, CPAs, Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Title and Escrow Professionals and many others.
GVN North Austin
Foxhole Culinary Tavern
Austin, TX 78717
Wed. 11am to 1pm
Chris Stege, Team Lead
GVN Central Austin
Wednesdays 11am to 1pm
Chris Stege, Team Lead