Competitions have long served to recognize high achievers and inspire others to ramp up production. Here are some ideas, as well as a look at the pros and cons of bringing competition into a brokerage.
Diversify both your business interests and your avocations to help you navigate through tough times, says Victor Kress, 71, a broker-associate with Kress/GMAC Real Estate in Meadville, Penn., where he has been a lifelong resident.
Edward Aiello has worn a variety of hats during his 41-year real estate career. In the late 1960s he began a successful 10-year stint as a sales associate for a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., developer while simultaneously managing several real estate investment companies.
You can dilute, and perhaps even overshadow, negative coverage of your sales area with positive media placements that reflect well on you, your company, and the community where you work. Here are some tips to help make that happen.
Chiquita Abbott, CRB, of Del Mar, Calif., obtained her real estate license in 1959 at the suggestion of her mother-in-law who thought it would be a creative outlet for the former executive secretary. Fifty years later Abbott, 84, is still snagging listings and shuttling around buyers as broker-owner of Chiquita Abbott Inc. REALTORS®.