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CEO and Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Cupertino, California.
Keller Williams University Approved Trainer, a
National Public Speaker & Consultant and a nice guy!
Born and raised in Cupertino California, attending Cupertino High School and De Anza College. Where we grew up, we were next to an orchard, with rolling feilds of mustard grass and fox tails and a 4H. That was right here in Cupertino, California... Now home to Apple Computers and a hub of technology in Silicon Valley.
I started my career in the early 90's with Bank of America as a retail mortgage lender. At one time, I closed 50 transactions in one month. As the market changed, I had the desire to enter real estate sales, and joined a local regional brokerage. About 10 years ago I joined Keller Williams as a team leader and stopped selling and took the leadership position. I now focus on training agents, adding talent and making sure that this is the best place to work, so that my awesome team stays with KW.
I am an approved national instructor with Keller Williams University, and log close to 450 hours of teaching per year. Leading my team and teaching are my passions, and love the job I do daily. In addition to teaching within KW, I have taught with the California Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors, Foothill Junior College, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Cupertino High School and Bank of America.
I am currently the Team Leader and CEO of Keller Williams Realty in Cupertino California. I have over 175 agents on my team, and love coming to work every day!
Feel free to contact me with any questions, or insights!
My main focus in to help educate Realtors to understanding what they need to do to reach the next level in their careers. From their first deal to their 500th. Withover 350 hours a year teaching to Real Estate Agents, there is nothing I have not seen that I can't help agents with.
Real Estate can't be reinvented, so I try to help agent stick with models and systems as opposed to winging it. Only when you have mastered what it is you are focusing on, can you add creativity to achieve the next level.
I love what I do, and love helping others achieve success.
Courses I teach nationwide:
Social Media Business Applications for Realtors
REO process as well as building your REO business
Working with Distressed Property Buyers
Mastering working with Sellers
Mastering working with Buyers
Systematizing your Lead Generation
Teaching Business Planning Clinic
I have to say that I’ve attended a bunch of Business Planning Orientations/Sessions ...
But what you did yesterday was the most lucid on how planning “really” works. While the process is the same, somehow the way you explained it was better than anything I’ve seen. Alan K. - Intero Real Estate Services - Los Altos, CA
Presenter at ActiveRain RainCamp
You rocked it man! Love your style. Very engaging, entertaining and down to earth while at the same time providing great info. Bob Stewart - ActiveRain
Teaching Social Media
Keller Williams International University instructor Chris Alston from Cupertino, Ca did a masterful job in helping a collection of agents and affiliates grasp some of the finer points of social media in today's market. The class was his own however he used as his text Soci@l written by Ben Kinney and Jay Papasan. He was able to relate the diverse world of media into practical steps to launch an intentional plan to promote presence and professionalism onto the net. I've been around trainers for over 30 years and this experience was one of the best. Using humor, wit and sometimes a little slapstick, he was able to guide many of us into a new era of visibility. AND, he takes his show on the road: email@example.com or facebook.com/realestatetrainer. Jack M., Keller Williams - Stockton CA
Thank you very much for your time spent teaching the class on Friday at Sonoran Living. I appreciate the knowledge that you shared. Again thank you for your class. Chad Stallings - Mortgage Banker - Phoenix AZ
Chris, you came to the Sonoran Office in Phoenix a few weeks ago. Guess where I am right now? The Active Rain convention in Portland Oregon. I will be one of the top rookies this year (just watch:). You've been a blessing to me and Keller Williams. The convention is Amazing, and my team broker wants you back to do a class on social media at our office again with my team. Thank you again! Raiza S., Keller Williams Sonoran Living, Phoenix AZ
Hey Chris! Thanks again for a fun and informative afternoon! Have a great week! Joe H - Keller Williams Realty, Renton WA
Thank you! You did a great job. I'm hearing phenomenal reports, people loved you. I loved the part that I heard. You are a gifted teacher. You really have a gift. Thanks for coming, I appreciate it. Thanks again! Brent G.,Team Leader, Keller Williams Realty, Roseville CA
Teaching Short Sales:
Chris was great! These issues are immensely challenging to teach in a large class. He was in control, while accommodating, at all times. Mike N., Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - Austin NorthWest, TX
I enjoyed Chris Alston class on short sales. he kept the class very entertained and was able to answer all the questions. I plan to be back today for the foreclosure. Sherry B., Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - Austin NorthWest, TX
Hi Chris! I attended your class at KW today. You are GREAT!!! 'Course you know that. :) I enjoyed your class today! I have decided to do short sales, and have just finished the CDPE course. There was alot of gaps for me after that class, and your class filled in alot of those gaps. Thank you for coming to the Roseville office, and I hope to see you again. LaVerne A., Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - Roseville CA
Hi Chris, I wanted to tell you that you had done a wonderful job on Thursday's speech at SILVAR,..... It totally threw most people off the wall and you could see the fear for all those old timer agents,... Your continour learning through teaching and the great positive attitude toward life is an amazing good example for all of us, Thank you,... Tiffany W., Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - Cupertino CA
Thank you Chris! Really enjoyed your class. Al C., Keller Williams Realty - Roseville CA
It was great meeting you yesterday. I really enjoyed your contract class. You definitely kept us entertained. I think your new title should be Team Leader/Stand up Comedian! Keep in touch. Marina P., Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - Brentwood, CA
Teaching Real Estate Principals at Foothill College
Thank you for speaking at my class at Foothill College last night. The class found you interesting, informative and very entertaining. You were a hit (as usual). Charlie K., National Real Estate Trainer.
Teaching and testimonials.
Thank you very much and I really enjoyed your class. Terri B, Keller Williams Realty - New Orleans, LA
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