I started in the family real estate business after I got out of the Army in 1975, and have been active since that time. That's over thirty five years of experience and I'm pretty sure that I've done most every kind of job there is to do in the real estate industry...Owned and/or managed independent and nationally franchised offices. Trained hundreds of real estate agents and brokers. Participated in hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions. Developed, as principal and/or broker, mixed-use projects all over the midwest. Consulted on investment properties, exchanges, REITs and low-income developments.
I've decided it's almost time to retire from the brokering part of real estate and have recently opened a related business to help real estate professionals market themselves as well as real estate. This new business can be found at http://www.realestatesocially.com and our goal is to find what actually works in the area of real estate marketing today, educate the real estate professional and actually do the marketing for them so they have time to do what pays the bills, what they are best at, listing and selling real estate.
There are a ton of new marketing opportunities out there now and a lot of ways to waste money too. As real estate professionals we are usually in charge of our own marketing but most of us don't know how to make the most of it..what works and what doesn't work. And keeping up with what's new can become a full-time job. That's where we come in...we keep up with the new technology and how it can help those in the real estate industry succeed...then we tailor a marketing program to meet the individual goals of the preofessional.
And I promise you'll never hear me say..."Yeah, but if you get just one listing (just one sale) from this then it'll be worth it.".
I have been in the real estate business for over 35 years now...if there is a job in real estate, I'm pretty sure I've done it.