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Bill Wagner - The Wagner Real Estate Group are the most highly trained, full time, professionals in the real estate industry. We're committed to delivering the highest level of service and support
Bill Wagner - Owner
Wagner Real Estate Group
Bill is actively involved with his wife Mary Ann Wagner, in the operation of the Wagner Real Estate Group and their title company, Shore Properties Abstract. Their team is complimented by several Buyers Agents, Full Time Processor, Title Clerk and Loan Officer.
Bill grew up in the construction business; his father and grandfather both working in the trade. At 19 he formed his own sub-contracting company with eight carpenters under his employ. Bill's reputation of providing the highest quality construction and meeting deadlines, placed his company in high demand and allowed him to command premium prices for his work, 25% higher than his competitors.
Growing tired of the elements and chronic back problems, Bill entered real estate sales in 1978 with the #1 company on Long Beach Island, Zachariae Realty. Bill was instrumental in the opening of that firm's Little Egg Harbor Township office in 1980 and served as assistant manager.
In 1981, in the face of 18.5% interest rates, he joined BayShore Agency, a small independent, to restructure and grow the company. He immediately instituted formal training and began recruiting. Three years later, as co-owner and Vice President, he had grown the company, to #1 in market share. Opening new offices and acquiring two smaller companies, the company expanded to 7 offices and over 120 agents, servicing Southern Ocean County and Long Beach Island.
He restructured and computerized the affiliated insurance company, initiated claims reduction programs, and increased profits 225%.
Bill, simultaneously, was the active lead partner in two highly profitable development and construction companies and served actively on the Planning Board of Eagleswood Township. This knowledge and experience greatly enhances the ability of his agents to earn commissions when they have the opportunity to work in these areas of specialization.
Bill sold his interest in BayShore Agency in 1989.
In 1991, during the acquisition of a Century 21 company, Bill Fox asked him to join Fox & Lazo, as the Absecon Office manager. Facing a severe retraction of the market in Atlantic County, he was immediately given the task of obtaining a larger facility and consolidating three small offices. Bill's ability to get "into relationship" with his agents allowed him to successfully merge the three groups of agents into one synergistic, cohesive team. The team always met or exceeded goals for production and profit and always exceeded goals for company-controlled business in title and mortgage, continuously winning company awards.
Bill assumed the role of lead manager and Designated Realtor for the remaining three offices in Atlantic County. He again developed and initiated formal training programs open to agents from all three offices, focusing on sales techniques, prospecting, customer service and the emerging use of technology in real estate.
He instituted a county wide recruiting program providing salespeople for all three offices. Bill never lost a company-recruiting contest, being the beneficiary of several company paid trips to the Bahamas.
Fox & Lazo merged with Roach Wheeler in December of 1997 to become Fox & Roach Realtors. Due to differing philosophies toward agents, Bill resigned on January 15th, 1999, assuming the role of General Manager of Balsley Losco Real Estate.
At Balsley Losco, Bill immediately initiated multiple levels of training and updated the technology systems. By 2002, as a result of extensive training, agent business planning and one-on-one coaching, agent production qualified the company as 403rd in the RealTrends Top 500 companies (closed sides). The company remained in the top 500 through 2004 reaching almost 1400 closed sides through 2005 and averaging 22 closed sides per agent. Prior to Bill's arrival, the company had closed 548 sides for 1998.
Based on increased trends in production, during the first nine months in 1999, Bill was able to negotiate multiple Marketing Service Agreements with three mortgage companies and 5 title companies. Among them: Countrywide Home Loans, National City Mortgage, Fidelity National and LandAmerica. Revenues from these affiliations grew to over $270,000 per year in additional revenue to the company.
Bill joined Keller Williams, in August 2006, for the purpose of learning the company models and systems in preparation for opening the Atlantic County Market Center. He took a position with the Jersey Shore Market Center in Toms River, as Team Leader, on a limited basis. Due to previous commitments and required Keller Williams training, he assumed full time responsibility as Team Leader in mid November.
He immediately initiated training programs for agents at all levels of production. Consistently providing over 50 different sessions per month. These programs produced significant gains in individual agent production levels.
As of July 31st, 2007, as Team Leader of the Jersey Shore Market Center, Bill recruited 61 agents to Keller Williams in 7 months. He closed the year with 108 net agents recruited, making him the 4th highest recruiter in the company.
In 2008 Mary Ann and Bill opened the Keller Williams Realty Atlantic County Market Center with 136 agents.
Recognizing the real estate industry was undergoing significant changes and that consumer expectations were increasing they sold the KW Market Center in January 2013 to launch to Wagner Real Estate Group. With a vision of providing a Five Star Customer Experience they are complimented by a small group of experienced, highly skilled agents utilizing the latest technologies in the industry.
With 35 years experience in the real estate industry, 32 in management or ownership, Bill has an unbroken history of attracting and developing highly productive and highly profitable, agents, offices and companies.
Areas of Expertise
I am proficient in many areas of the real estate industry and have devoted the majority of my 34 years in the real estate industry to assisting agents in building highly successful and profitable real estate practices. That focus has resulted in allowing me to develop highly productive and profitable real estate companies as well.
I personally provide one-on one coaching to a large number of high producing agents and I am therefore fully aware of the issues confronting top producers everyday. I am a firm believer in setting high goals and holding agents accountable to production and profit numbers.
I personally conduct in excess of thirty hours a week of advanced training which I am capable of simucasting live to agents in multiple locations with fully interactive participation. I follow and firmly believe in the Keller Williams open education policy and my training is open and available toall agents from all companies. If I can help an agent from another company improve their skills they will be much easier to work with on cooperating transactions.
I am resolute when it comes to continuous education and both the Atlantic County and Pocono Market Centers conduct training daily. We provide the highest level of training available in the industry focusing on all levels and issues that currently confront agents.
I am an accomplished recruiter and was ranked fourth in the Keller Williams system in 2007 with 108 net agents recruited.
I conduct a number of off-site seminars every year focusing on the latest changes, and anticpated changes, in our industry. These seminars are sponsored by mortage companies, title companies and various other vendors, as well as, the Women's Council of Realtors.
I work hard to keep my agents ahead in the current and evolving technologies and especially in knowing what the consumer expects and demands regarding Media and communications.
I also coach agents in the use of models, systems and technology to leverage themselves and increase their results. The goal of which is to assist them in building their own real estate team to afford them more time with their families while increasig their earnings.
I am extremely knowledgeable and proficient at restructuring and repositioning existing real estate companies. I possess extensive experience at analyzing existing markets and competitors. I then develop and implement an appropriate strategic plan for improvement and increased market share.
Grauduate Realtor Institute
This letter of recommendation for Bill Wagner is written with great pleasure. One doesn't have too many opportunities to write wholehearted letters of praise about business managers they have encountered.
I speak from the experience of almost 20 years in the real estate business and can honestly say that I have never encountered a broker or manager with more knowledge of all facets of real estate and related busineses -- and with the talent and communiation skills to share his expertise with the agents relying upon him Every question I had, as well as questions asked by others while I was present, was answered in a clear, concise manner and was always extremely helpful. Many agents, as well as a great number of buyers and sellers, have Bill Wagner to thank for the successful completion of their sales.
The training sessions he conducted for agents new to the business (as well as for experienced agents who needed to have their skills honed to increase production and profitability) were extremely helpful to all. I'm sure they were a major part of the success of the many agents who were lucky enough to have him as a tutor.
Beyond that, I found Bill to be always at the cutting edge of new ideas involving marketing and the continued growth of business. His knowledge of technology is phenominal. He could always be relied upon for assistance, which was always given in such a way that one did not feel foolish or inferior. Aside from being available in the office, he made himself readily available by pager or phone and always returned calls for assistance promptly.
Because of his professionalism and high ethical standards, I feel certain that Bill will continue to shine in any endeavor he chooses.
I would like to take this opportunity to expres my appreciation and gratefulness for the experience of working with Bll Wagner.
Four years ago, when I started in the real estate industry, I contacted a manager from another company for a job. She told me that they didn't provide training, but to call Mr. Wagner and he would provide excellent training and be the best teacher.
I talked to a few different brokers and then took her advice. I was impressed from our meeting and felt he was the best broker to work with. It was the best career move I feel I could have made. Mr. Wagner gave me the skills, techniques and confidence to become a successful real estate agent. His knowledge of the real estate industry is invaluable. He has trained me in many aspects of the industry, from basic to cuttng edge marketing, computer technology, and was great at helping me maintain a positive attitude when things would get tough and I would lose my enthusiasm.
He is a man that is committed to his agents and company. Whenever there was a probem or issue to deal with, I knew I could always call him and know that the advice he gave was ethical and right for all parties involved. He is caring and honest and has a good knowledge of people.
Mr. Wagner has a high standard of ethics and professionalism that I respect greatly. I feel that whatever company he is associated with will be very lucky to have him on their team. I am thankful that I had him as my mentor and I'm sure you will feel the same.
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