Partnership To Success!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Concierge SL0475285

D&DWhen I started in the business (full time) 13 years ago, I joined my mother in the business.  I didn’t want to be accused of riding her coat-tails so I farmed my own area.  Our business was kept separate. She earned commission on her business, I earned on mine.

We helped each other when needed but did our own thing.  After 3 years, my production equaled my mother’s.  At that point, she allowed me to become her partner.  We then combined the business and at that point it doubled.

As she doesn’t need to work and only does so to keep busy (loves those cruises), I’ve taken over the reins and have grown the business by hiring a business coach and consultant (Corcoran Coaching) and doubled our business 3 years in a row.  We now have two full time very talented assistants that affords us both the luxury of not having to micro-manage the “office” details.

The upside to having a partner is that if I don’t “click” with a client, I can have my partner take over or vice verse.  In the car business it’s called a “TO” (turn over).  I’m sure you’ve experienced this.  Your car salesman can’t make a deal so he then calls in his “manager”, who then calls in the “finance person” who then calls in another “manager”.  At some point they make the deal!

Comments (7)

Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
GRI, CRS, CIPS
David there is nothing wrong with nepotism your mom is probably very proud of your success and well deserved!
Oct 04, 2006 02:46 AM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL
We`ve done business with you and Mom. She`s classy, you on the other hand (fill in the blank)Pembroke Shores...
Oct 04, 2006 03:03 AM
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
David, what is up with your photoon your profile? I missed the joke?
Oct 04, 2006 03:15 AM
Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Dave, what happen with your profile ? :) Seems like shrek , just kidding :)

Ray Saenz, Broker Associate
 United Property Brokers, INC
 Homes for sale in Colorado Metro Denver Area
 Ray Saenz Real Estate Agent & Active Rain  Network User

Oct 04, 2006 04:03 AM
Isaac Moryossef
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. - Hollywood, FL

David,

Take a better haircut! Or, spend time with your girlfriend....

Oct 04, 2006 05:05 AM
Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

David... you need not worry. I can help you.

I am now PhotoStaging... I can fix your ugly mug.

Don't worry there is hope... and for penny's on the dollar.

From THIS to THIS all for under $1,000. I Guarantee it!!!!

  

Oct 04, 2006 11:09 AM
David Eiglarsh
RE/MAX Concierge - Weston, FL
CRS, CDPE, Serving South Florida
You all are very funny!!! Scott, What happened on our Pembroke Shores deal? Which deal was it? I don't have a clue because I don't get involved once I take the listing. I turn it over to "the girls". My mother negotiates offers, & Virginia processes.
Oct 04, 2006 11:17 AM