#1 Century 21 Agent in the World for 2007

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Basically the title explains it all and if you have read my blogs or posts before, you might know whom I am talking about.

Long story short, I am working with the #1 Agent for Century 21 in 2007, George Barr, and the #9 Agent, David Duarte. We spoke last week about Active Rain and what we could do.    

There were a lot of good comments and questions on the last post about George and David, but my main question to everyone out there on ActiveRain is, would anyone be interested in weekly posts or maybe webinars, or even short seminars on how George Barr and David Duarte did it last year and what we can all learn from them?

Please let me know your thoughts and ideas on it all, we figured we would ask the ActiveRain community first because everyone on here is positive towards one another and there is always great feedback. 

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Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Dominic:  I am very curious as to what criteria was used to label George Barr and David Duarte as the number 1 and 9 Century 21 agents in the world for 2007.  I am guessing it is either income or volume of sales, listings and/or closings.  With the market pricing in California in general, and their market area in particular... I would think there should be other additional criteria used besides things that are a quirk of the local market.

Aug 14, 2008 06:37 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

I think most agents could benefit from advice from top agents.  I learned much from stellar agents when I was newly licensed.

Cameron

Aug 14, 2008 06:37 PM #2
Rainer
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Nathan Diones
Regioncy Real Estate - Redlands, CA

Have fun working with them. We can all learn a lot from superior agents! Thanks for sharing.

Aug 14, 2008 06:53 PM #3
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Dominic Zendejas
KASE Real Estate - Mission Viejo, CA

Karen,

I am almost positive it was the volumes of sales and closings as well. I am not 100% sure but i will find out and get an exact answer for that. 

Aug 15, 2008 04:13 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Dominic:  That is ok... I am sure it was on closed volume.  Where I was going with my question is that in such a market where perhaps homes average from $500,000 to $1,000,000... is can be much easier for an agent to amass a monstrous sales and closing volume.  Compare that to an agent working in a more typical market who has perhaps twice or three times the NUMBER of closings and ends up with a volume similar to this California agent. 

I think the system is very flawed in that it assumes that someone with a high market sales average is a "better" agent than an agent in a more average sales-price market area.  By the way... I am in no way whatsoever talking about myself and my sales volume.  Just pick an agent from St Louis, Chicago, Charlotte, Ann Arbor, or other market in Middle-America... and then compare them to the high-market area agent.  Who is better ?  Who knows !

Aug 15, 2008 04:24 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Tony Sena
Shelter Realty, Inc - Henderson, NV
Broker/Property Manager

I know when I was with Century 21 Aadvantage Gold in Henderson, we were the #1 Century 21 office in the world for 3 straight years (2004, 2005, 2006) and that was with a market with the average home price of just under $300K.

Any advice from agents that have shown a pattern of success is always welcome.

Aug 15, 2008 04:49 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Susan Hilton
CENTURY 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX
Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate

Karen - Century 21 gives awards and recognizes agents nationally for both income and # of properties sold.

 

Dominic - if you get a group together or a webinar or ANYTHING please let me know. I am always interested in learning from top agents - no matter what the criteria used! We can always learn something new. Thank you for offering!!!

Susan

Aug 15, 2008 02:19 PM #7
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Angela "Angie" Allchin Century 21 Rauh & Johns

Dominic-

Would love to know of anything you put together.  It never hurts to hear what top agents have to say.  Thanks!

Angie

Aug 15, 2008 05:30 PM #8
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Rick Tourgee
Robert Paul Properties, Inc. - Provincetown, MA
Provincetown and Cape Cod

Dominic- I would to hear about anything that you put together.

of course, I am never too busy for your Cape Cod referrals out here in Massachsuetts!

Aug 15, 2008 06:08 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Dominic:  Also giving an award for the highest number of transactions make more sense, too.  I am glad they report it both ways.

Aug 15, 2008 06:13 PM #10
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Dominic Zendejas
KASE Real Estate - Mission Viejo, CA

Thank you all for the great comments and i hope to hear from more of you realtors out there in the Rain, but i will talk to George and David and will see what we come up with. Appreciate it immensely.

Dominic

Aug 15, 2008 07:12 PM #11
Anonymous
Not Yet Licensed

Thanks Dominic,

I think it's an excellent idea!  I hope you can work out something.  Why not learn from the best? 

Aug 15, 2008 07:46 PM #12
Rainer
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Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
Get Paid what your WORTH!

OKay George and I did a deal together.  I always have a habit of researching who I do business with.

 

In fact I was so impressed with George Barr I ended up coming to Beachside my self.  With my

Househunt website for Buena Park I came to know George had 8 of these sites that made up a good portion of his volume.

Don't let the people discount his hard work and success.  In this business the top producers are not particurally liked much.  George Barr is an exception to this rule and from what I have heard and people have told me he does work hard and has mastered the basics.  He is a true gentleman.

I dont care what the median home prices are in his market place he did it consitently and if he talks I will listen!  Congratulation and say hi to me when I go on stage at the next awards banquet!!!

As for George he is a great professional!!!

Oct 12, 2008 06:50 PM #13
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Kenneth Kujawa
Century 21 Signature Realty - Saginaw, MI
CCIM, MICP

I think this is a great idea.  Maybe you could ask the number one agent in each region(i.e midwest, southeast, west, east,northeast and southwest.)

Oct 13, 2008 12:29 AM #14
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