I was walking into the local convenience store and ran into an old friend manages a real estate company. He began to tell me how wonderful his office was and that he was giving out leads left and right and that I should come over. So I went back to the office and asked for a report to get the top 25 Companies in the Trend MLS.
HERE’S THE TOP 25 RESULTS TIL 9/30/2013
Once again our Company is number 3 in units WITH 3 OFFICES AND 91 AGENTS.
Aside from our ridiculous per agent closed transaction count which is at (13), I noticed our per agent volume. The average Re/Max Connection Realtors Agent volume is a staggering $2.3 Million Dollars! I was so caught up, that I forgot why I even asked for the report.
Then I remembered. So I decided to called my friend on his cell and asked him again “What was the name of your company?”. So he told me, and without even thinking I said “Ooooh Noooo!”, he immediately replied, “WHAT?”, “What’s Wrong?”…I had to tell him. So I said “I regret to inform you that your Company did LESS in units then Re/Max Connection Realtors, about 300 LESS. Your per agent transactions closed is 30% LESS. Your per agent volume in sales is more than 40% LESS then what Re/Max Connection Realtors are doing. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this information but I wanted you to be aware of the FACTS.”
There was dead silence on the phone, only heavy breathing. I can tell I really caught him off guard but numbers don’t lie. He politely said, “Thanks for the information, can you send me the report.” I’d like to see this, as we don’t get this type of information and if we do, I am not aware of it.” So I obliged and sent him the report.
What I didn’t tell him, the numbers behind Re/Max Connection Realtors is really on half the story “Why I Work and Stay at Re/Max Connection Realtors?”, The other half are for the following reasons.
First and foremost, the people who I work with, from the secretary to the Brokers & Owner and everyone in between, are people that care about me, they care about the environment of the office, they care about integrity.
Second, management continually upgrades the technology and has a steady flow of tech professionals come to the office and train us.
Third, the education offered from the Brokers, the Owner, outside Professionals hired to speak, as well as our agent colleagues is unparalleled.
Fourth, the availability of my non-competing Broker Manager gives me a real sense that he is here for me, not for him but for me.
Fifth, I’ve been here since 2010 (just turned 3 years), and I couldn’t be happier. I have a great sense of confidence in myself and know whatever the economy throws at me, that I have the resources available to continue to be successful.
Sixth, the money! I have made more money here at Re/Max Connection Realtors then at any other real estate company.
Seventh, when I have closing, my commission is directly wired from the closing table to the Company and then direct deposited into my account (NO COST TO ME) and I typically get paid in less than 3 business days.
Eight, there is healthy, friendly competitive spirit here. I am surrounded by many of the top agents in the industry. I watch them and they motivate me to work hard and stay accountable.
Nine, whenever I need marketing support, the company provides me with an internet specialist who will teach me on-line marketing and design my site. I love getting referral free leads from the Company website and from my own site as well. Also, if I want a direct mail marketing piece for JUST LISTED or JUST SOLD Postcards, I simply complete an order form send it to our in-house graphic artist who will design and print them. Not only does she do postcards but I can get anything from postcards to open house flyers. And she will print them on-site for FREE. I also forgot to mention she also provides me FREE Eneighborhood reports for my listing presentations.
Ten, (there’s always a Ten), friendships. I’ve made close friends with the people that work here. I enjoy there company, and enjoy being with them at company events, from office working luncheons to company sponsored trips to the Re/Max International R4 Convention in Las Vegas. This year it will be held at the MGM Grand.
So here’s my story, so please Managers at other Companies, stop soliciting me….I am happy where I am. If I see you in the store, tell me about your kids and not about your Company.
I am Brenda Richmond, Broker Associate of Re/Max Connection Realtors. And I approve of this message.