What can Realtors learn from visiting a local factory? PART I of IV in a series

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN

SIA plant Lafayette, IN


Last week about ten of our agents from  Keller Williams Realty in Lafayette, Indiana took a tour of the Subaru of Indiana automotive plant in Lafayette.  Why did we visit?  What could a factory teach us about real estate?  YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED!

1.  It gives us a better sense of what is happening at the local level concerning employment trends for  our  community.  (I will deal more with this in part II tomorrow)

2.  We witnessed an incredible sense of teamwork and cooperation among the associates who worked there.  They worked together helping each other and not competing against each other.

3.  The top executives(including the president) shared common office space with all the other office employees.  There was a great sense of community and productivity.  There were no cubicles and they had a beautiful waterfall to provide background noise so you could talk on the phone in a private manner.

4.  A major corporation of this size can have a minimal negative impact upon the environment.  Our office sends more trash to the landfill than this factory that employs almost 3,000 people and produces autos!  (I will share with you about this in Parts III and IV.)




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Sharon and Bruce Walter selling real estate in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County Indiana @ Keller Williams Realty Lafayette IN                      

                              Sharon & Bruce Walter 

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Comments (4)

Bobbi McKinnon
Keller Williams Group One Realty - Reno, NV
Realtor - Northern Nevada

Sharon, as a new KW agent in Nevada and an avid Subaru owner (on my 6th), it's nice to know that the factory runs as well as the cars, thanks!

Sep 17, 2009 05:19 AM
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Sharon, there was also a pleasent side effect.  The employees saw ten Keller Williams agents interested in their jobs

Sep 17, 2009 05:20 AM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale


Perhaps one of your vehicles were made here in Lafayette.  Our plant here has the best quality and highest customer satisfaction of all the Subaru plants.


Sep 17, 2009 05:39 AM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

They are doing quite well in the recession.  They have had to hire more workers, and I will be talking about that in Part II tomorrow.

Our Keller Williams Realty has the #2 market share position in the greater Lafayette area which is pretty amazing for a company that just  finished its first full year of operation in 2008.  

Our tour guide, Bill, was trying to keep us away from their workers so we wouldn't RECRUIT  

Sep 17, 2009 05:44 AM