Break on Through…to the Broker Side

You’re a top-producing real estate agent, expanding your client roster, surpassing your sales goals and living the good life. But why stop there? For these Engel & Völkers license partners—the company’s term for broker/owners—reaching the pinnacle as a sales associate led to making the decision to become owners and manage their own shop. For many, […]

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8 Essential Strategies for Achieving Business Longevity

Everyone who starts or leads a business dreams of passing it along to the next generation, but few are successful in making it happen. Every year, countless businesses and organizations fail. Excuses are made and fingers are pointed. Long-term success takes more than hard work and a little luck. Leaders and entrepreneurs who achieve exceptional […]

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Find Top Talent and Bring ‘Em on Board

One of the biggest challenges brokers face in today’s real estate climate is recruiting—building a team of committed agents who not only have serious sales chops, but also fit in with the company culture. Not easy, to say the least. So as you continue your search for solid candidates, here are a few key things […]

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Franchise Models Provide Alternative to Faster Success

In the following interview, Lou Gonzalez, president of Realty ONE Group Affiliates in Irvine, Calif., discusses the franchise model that serves as the foundation of Realty ONE Group’s success. Region Served: National Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 80 Number of Agents: 8,800+ Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: Show them that they […]

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RE/MAX United: Where Productivity Is Priority

Whether it’s the local inventory shortage or the state of the national economy, Tom Rich doesn’t spend a lot of time trying to predict the future—and for good reason. With a company culture that revolves around agent training, collaboration and access to leadership, the broker/owner of Rockford, Mich.-based RE/MAX United has created an environment where […]

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The 6 Best Ways to Build Your Team

As a broker, one of your biggest challenges is creating a successful, well-functioning team that gets behind the goals you’ve set and culture you’ve created for your business. Jim Rohn famously said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The people you spend the most time with influence […]

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Staying on Top with Technology and Coaching

In the following interview, Leah Wolfe-Kraemer, managing broker of Realty ONE Group Goodyear in Goodyear, Ariz., discusses agent development, market conditions and technology. Region Served: Southwest Valley Years in Real Estate: 12 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 340 Average Time on Market: 69 days Average Sales Price: $227,339 What is your go-to time […]

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