Recently Yanni Raz wrote an interesting post titled: Is Now a Good Time to Become a Realtor? It was a thought provoking post as you will see if you read the comments. For those of you who are wondering just how agents who started this year are fairing, I thought I would share about a couple of flourishing new agents.
Kim Farnsworth started her Shorewest training on January 2nd 2009. So far this year she has closed 6 units equaling almost $1.3 million in volume. She has taken 4 listings and is on track for several more closings this year. Great start in this market!
Kim said, “I have no doubt that Shorewest is the place to be as a real estate agent! Not only were the 2 week training and 6 week coaching programs second to none but the support continues past your initial weeks. At my request I meet with both of my Sales Director’s weekly, once as part of a mentor group and once on an individual basis. The mentor group helps me sharpen my sales skills through role playing and brainstorming and the individual meeting helps me develop market and industry knowledge. I plan on more than doubling my units for next year and I know that with Shorewest’s help, I will do it.”
Mike Anderson, who attended our new agent training in August, has had tremendous success so far this year! He has closed one transaction already, has taken 3 listings and has 4 more closings scheduled in the next 60 days. Here is what Mike has to say about his decision to affiliate with the Shorewest Realtors Lake Country Office.
“What attracted me to Shorewest was that it was the only residential broker that I interviewed that recognized that being a market expert to better inform and advise clients would be the way into the future of real estate. So confident in their market knowledge that turning down over priced listings with unmotivated sellers wouldn't make them blink.
I meet three times a week with an aggressive sales team to keep each other on track by continued role playing, brain storming, and discussing and advising each other on the way forward with our business. The team is led the Office Sales Director, Dan Ludwig and the ability to have direct contact with senior leadership can only help even the most successful professionals stay on course.
Coming from a real estate and business background, I naturally bring many strengths to the business, however for every great strength there is a weakness and I feel that the Management team and senior veterans are doing an incredible job of eliminating possible weaknesses through constant support and unsurpassed dedication to those that they lead.”
I am immensely proud of the effort put forth by both of these agents and happy for the families they have served. Neither of them were handed the business, they both worked extremely hard for it. If you live in Southeastern Wisconsin and you are interested in finding out more about the culture that fostered these successes, please contact me – I would love to answer your questions!