We Reward Entrepreneurs!

CarringtonWe believe it is time to challenge the status quo. Today’s real estate agents deserve leadership and innovation from their brokerage. As an entrepreneur you need to join a company that can provide real business opportunities, solid leadership, mentoring, and 24/7 access to resources that assist you in reaching your maximum potential. You also need a business partner that supports your financial goals. That is why we would like to introduce you to our Entrepreneur Reward Plan. This aggressive 90/10
compensation package with a low yearly cap will only be available for a limited time. We encourage you to take action today.

We are wisely investing in entrepreneurs who are confident in their abilities, optimistic about the market, and open to new ideas that could take their business to the next level. Carrington Real Estate Services is a young, aggressive brokerage who in only five short years has been named in the top 12% nationally for transactions in the 2013 RISMedia Power Broker Report and have proven that our entrepreneurs are 56% more productive than the industry average.* If you are looking to REfuel your business and take it to the next level — we need to be talking.

Plan Overview
• 90/10 compensation package…with ability to attain 100% after meeting annual CAP
• Qualified agents must have closed a minimum of six self-generated deals in the last 12 months
• Offer available from 5/15/2013 to 8/15/2013
• Other terms and conditions may apply
*Figures based on CRES/National Association of REALTORS® Annual Member Survey 2010, 2011 data.


In the trenches…

This week I have been making the rounds to our office meetings….rubbing elbows and getting down into the trenches with  some of the best real estate agents in the business.  One of the benefits of this is that I get a bird’s-eye view into some of the most incredible strategies these agents employ.  It’s also great for me because I get to share news on the technology front that brings even more tools and resources to our team…which helps them deliver even higher levels of service to our customers.  This week I got to announce our new partnerships with Trulia and Roost, both of which will deliver more quality customers to our agents…and that is what my job is all about.  But that’s not the best thing.

The best thing was seeing the agents reaction to our President and CEO, David Romero.  David spoke about the Top 10 Wins Century 21 Award has experienced in the first half of 2010.  He also gave insight into the Top 10 things we will accomplish the rest of the year.  Much of what he talked about revolved around technology.  Over the years our industry has talked about the fear that technology has brought…how the Internet would replace agents, etc.  David mentioned that access to information is different from making sense of that information.  He used WebMD as an example, saying, “There is so much information on WebMD but it won’t replace doctors.  In fact, I almost feel sicker when I’m on WebMD.”  It’s this information overload that our customers experience where we can really show our value and allow real estate consumers to feel good about the process.

For consumers, the question begs, “Where do I turn?”  Let me suggest that you first look at what exactly your goals are.  Use the web to help you develop questions about your real estate needs that you may have not even thought you needed answers to.  Think about your finances, location you want, schools, commute, other amenities like shopping, churches, and things that could impact either your lifestyle or resale value.  Trusted resources like newspapers and local blogs, and even social media tools like Facebook and Foursquare can give you additional insights about a particular community.

Now that you are armed with some questions and concerns, take that information to a local REALTOR who can help you understand it all.  These agents have access to things that only they may know about.  Great agents are the eyes and ears of the community.  They can help you understand why a home sold for X and why another sold for Y.  They know what schools have the highest rankings…and why!  They can help you decipher the secret sauce to get your offer accepted and they will do it all with a smile and deep gratitude.  I’d love your feedback on the biggest challenges you have faced in your home search.  Check out the polls below and share your feelings.

Buyers Poll

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