Keller Williams Realty St. Pete Joins Keller Williams Realty International’s Nonprofit Organization, KW Cares

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is raising funds for those affected by the recent natural disasters, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the Earthquakes in Mexico

Keller Williams (KW) Realty St. Pete is raising money for Keller Williams Realty International’s (KWRI) nonprofit organization, KW Cares. KW Cares has implemented a campaign, Red Relief and has a goal to raise $20 million for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico. KW Cares steps in to help KW associates and their families experiencing a hardship as a result of a sudden emergency. KWRI’s Realtors and staff have donated over $7.6 million to help those affected by the three hurricanes and two earthquakes in Mexico.

KWCares_logo_RGB-01-1
Keller Williams Realty International’s nonprofit organization, KW Cares, is raising $20 million for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and two earthquakes.

Natural disasters – such as the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – disrupt life as we know it. People become displaced and isolated. Schools are being utilized as shelters, displacing students at every level of education. Many are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey while victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico haven’t begun to see a resolution.

The first step KW Cares takes after disaster strikes is to send its convoy of semis with equipment, supplies and volunteers to the areas most impacted. Natural disasters that destroy the housing market are especially damaging to all. The real estate market may cease to exist, causing a dramatic change in the economy until a normal routine is restored. Monetary donations to KW Cares will contribute toward food, clothing, water and building supplies for those in the affected communities.

Many KWRI associates have made an impressive impact through their on-the-ground relief efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico Texas and Mexico. In Texas they helped others replace their homes while those in Mexico have provided food and supplies.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete has committed to raising $35,000, or $125 per associate, for KW Cares. Furthermore, Keller Williams Realty St. Pete has “adopted” a family from Texas that is a part of the KW Houston office. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is supporting this family with emotional support, supplies and monetary donations to rebuild their home.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the top producing brokerage by total sales volume in south Pinellas county as stated by the August 2017 Pinellas Realtor Organization report. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is an independently owned franchise of KW Realty International. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the one of the largest brokerages by Realtor count in the Tampa Bay Area.

If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain, managing broker at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

If you would like to help Keller Williams Realty St. Pete donate funds to the company’s relief efforts, please visit https://www.kwrelief.org/.

Advertisements

Keller Williams Realty’s BOLD Training Increases Business by Adjusting Mindsets

Keller Williams (KW) Realty has been ranked and remains the number one training company in the world. Written by KW Mega Achievement Productivity Systems (MAPS) coaching president, Diana Kokoszka, BOLD – Business Objective a Life by Design, teaches its techniques to propel an agent’s real estate career.

BOLD conditions Realtors with powerful mindset exercises, language techniques and lead generation activities. This transformative program increases sales through the relentless pursuit of leads and business-building activities.

jeff
Jeff Joyner has attended BOLD five times and remains in the top 5 percent of the Keller Williams Realty St. Pete office.

“The first time I went to BOLD I learned so much. It made me realize that real estate is a business that impacts many lives, starting with my family,” said Jeff Joyner top producing Realtor with Jeff Joyner and Associates at Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “My family holds me accountable to being in the top 5 percent of the office. Now we are able to enjoy summer-long vacations in the Keys.”

After attending BOLD the second time, Joyner was able to double his business and lead the office in the number of listings taken. Joyner has since attended BOLD five times, is consistently in the top 5 percent of Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s office and his business has increased its trajectory, year after year, regardless of the market.

Steve Capen, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete and ranked in the top 20 percent of Realtors in Pinellas County, has attended the program more than 10 times. Capen claims that BOLD has changed his life for the better by changing his mindset and taught him to think big with unlimited possibility. This mindset that has allowed him to grow a big business and enjoy the life he and his family desires.

Steve Capen (3)
Steve Capen generated $10 million in business after attending BOLD last year for the tenth time.

“The last time I went to BOLD was in March and I’ve already generated $10 million in business,” said Capen, Realtor with Huffman Capen Associates at Keller Williams Realty St. Pete.

Gary Keller, founder of KW Realty, recommends Realtors attend BOLD at least 10 times and at different stages of their business. Keller understands that what a participant learns at BOLD will be different every time, depending where he/she is in his/her personal and professional life.

Last year, BOLD graduates increase their closed transactions by 50 percent and increased their income by 114 percent. BOLD is coming to St. Petersburg starting October 11. If you are a Realtor who would like to take your business to the next level, make the appointment here. For more information, please contact Rachel Sartain, team leader and managing broker of Keller Williams Realty St. Pete at 727-894-1600.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is an independently owned franchise of KW Realty International. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the one of the largest brokerages by Realtor count in the Tampa Bay Area. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the top producing brokerage by total sales volume in south Pinellas county as stated by the July 2017 Pinellas Realtor Organization report.

If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain, managing broker at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

The Advantage of Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Luxury Division

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a competitive real estate agency that dominates the real estate market in selling residential, luxury residential and commercial properties.

unnamed.jpg
To be a luxury real estate agent, Realtors must have closed at least two transactions valued at $500,000 or more and obtain the Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). The luxury homes division of KW Realty provides its luxury Realtors with a global reach: last year, $70 billion of American real estate was purchased by international buyers.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete opened its downstairs Luxury Suite in 2013 when the Yes-Homes team joined the brokerage. The Luxury Suite is an upscale office off Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. It’s a prime location for Keller Williams (KW) Realty’s Realtors to meet with clients, prepare for open houses, freely advertise luxury listings and collaborate with the nine luxury Realtors that call the Luxury Suite home.

“I chose to become a luxury real estate agent because it was a way to better serve my buyers and sellers through a more thorough understanding of the market,” said Joe Moledo, luxury Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete.

To be a luxury real estate agent, Realtors must have closed at least two transactions valued at $500,000 or more and obtain the Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). The luxury homes division of KW Realty provides its luxury Realtors with a global reach: last year, $70 billion of American real estate was purchased by international buyers.

“The biggest advantage of having the CLHMS certification is the knowledge base it provides,” said Kim vanHerwynen, luxury Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “This certification provides us the knowledge of how and what media to utilize when marketing the home to the appropriate target market.”

Each Realtor, upon joining one of the many KW Realty brokerages, is provided with proven systems and models that benefit the Realtor by educating one how to run a successful business. KW Realty is committed to providing its Realtors with the technology, training and tools they need to fund their life and create opportunities. KW Realty is committed to delivering the platform Realtor’s buyers and sellers prefer.

“Being a part of a team means the Realtor has people behind him/her to support their business, increase their credibility, provide advertising, encourage and assist with positive networking events and opportunities and mentorship to help the individual reach his/her personal goals,” said Marian Yon Maguire with Yes-Homes at Keller Williams Realty St. Pete.

“The best advice I could give anyone looking to become a luxury real estate agent is to dress for success and join the elite social circles, such as country clubs and museum memberships to gain exposure and networking opportunities,” said Rhonda Sanderford with Yes-Homes at Keller Williams Realty St. Pete.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is an independently owned franchise of Keller Williams Realty International. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the one of the largest brokerages by Realtor count in the Tampa Bay Area. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the top producing brokerage by total sales volume in south Pinellas county as stated by the July 2017 Pinellas Realtor Organization report.

If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain, managing broker at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Bailey Makris Wins Rookie of the Year

20246070_10155699997222268_1787825819005248539_n
Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Luxury Homes Realtor and mother of two, Bailey Makris, has won Pinellas Realtor Organization’s (PRO) prestigious award, Rookie of the Year.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Luxury Homes Realtor and mother of two, Bailey Makris, has won Pinellas Realtor Organization’s (PRO) prestigious award, Rookie of the Year.

PRO determines the Rookie of the Year by the newest member to the real estate industry with the highest total sales volume. Makris has closed an impressive sales volume of over $8 million in her first year.

The well-connected St. Petersburg native got her start in software sales and has always maintained a passion for real estate. Makris attributes her great success to being a part of the community and sells the majority of her listings before they hit the market.

“I take a boutique approach to real estate,” said Makris, Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “Selling and purchasing a home is a challenging process for many different reasons and when a client is working with me, I believe they should get my full attention.”

Makris decided to launch her luxury real estate career with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete after interviewing with many different brokerages and speaking with a friend that worked in the Keller Williams Realty South Tampa office prior to getting her license. After meeting and touring the Keller Williams Realty St. Pete office with Elijah Ramsey, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete, Makris fell in love with the people and the office’s culture. Since launching her career she has implemented successful business models from Gary Keller’s Millionaire Real Estate Agent.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a subset of Keller Williams Realty, which is an international real estate company. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in Florida with over 260 agents. In July, the company closed 18 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 12 percent of its listings sold.

For more information or if you are a Realtor who is looking to jumpstart your business, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at www.stpetekw.com.

Real Estate: a Promising Career for Millennials at Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Careers without glass ceilings are extremely rare. Research shows that millennials, who are entering the workforce are purposefully seeking careers where there is a strong culture and uncapped opportunities. Millennials want to be able to leave a legacy and immerse themselves in a successful work environment while still having flexibility, team building and a fun environment.

myles wood
Myles Wood has shattered multiple glass ceilings. He attributes his success to KW Realty’s trainings, shared business models, coaches, and through personal trial and error of what works for him as a business owner.

Real estate is an appealing career choice for millennials allowing an uncapped earning potential. Realtors with Keller Williams (KW) Realty get out what they put in: for as hard as one is willing to work, the benefits are numerous. Millennial Myles Wood chose to pursue his real estate career after many sleepless nights of researching different industries. After reading Gary Keller’s book, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, he interviewed with several real estate companies. He chose to launch his career with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete because of their training and culture. Within a short period of time Wood has shattered multiple glass ceilings. He attributes his success to KW Realty’s trainings, shared business models, coaches, and through personal trial and error of what works for him as a business owner. He has goals of big growth, building a team and leadership opportunities. He knows that Keller Williams Realty St. Pete will help him achieve his goals.

The mission of Keller Williams is “to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving and legacies worth leaving.” The KW Realty mission trickles down to the mindset of each and every agent: what has to happen now to be able to live the most desirable life in X number of years.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at www.stpetekw.com.

IGNITE Your Real Estate Business

Light a fire in your real estate career NOW with Keller Williams Realty’s action-focused, results-driven approach to lead generation, lead conversion and contract negotiations.

Ignite is for any real estate agent who wants to close at least 16 transactions per year, leveraging the proven models and systems that power those of the most successful Realtors

The-Real-Estate-Closing-Process-Step-by-Step
Join us for IGNITE on Monday, October 30 from 9-12 p.m. and start annually closing 16 transactions per year! 

 in the business.

The Keller Williams Ignite course has a single objective: to propel both newly licensed and experienced Keller Williams real estate agents into immediate productivity. To achieve this goal, this real estate career training course contains a wealth of fundamental and foundational real estate content, enhanced by productivity-based exercises, an online tracking system, practical job aids, and powerful real estate scripts.

Ignite develops the habits, and delivers the activities, models and systems, that create momentum for a productive real estate career. Each session will have you engaged in real estate activities – you’ll be getting leads, working your business in class and learning to service buyers and sellers, from setting the first appointment to closing the deal.

Ignite is a 4 week real estate training course and is delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Keller Williams Realty St. Pete training room from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

During the 4 week real estate course you will learn the following:

Week 1 – Build your Business
Week 2 – Work with Sellers
Week 3 – Work with Buyers
Week 4 – Negotiate the offer and post closing systems

Make the appointment today to ensure a reserved seat to IGNITE your Real Estate Business!

Make the appointment here: http://bit.ly/2wCXF3f

 

Please note the $50.00 charge is for the complete IGNITE manual.

What is a Real Estate Administrative Assistant?

administrative-assistant-resume-810x380
At Keller Williams Realty St. Pete we are always looking for Talent. If you are interested in joining our group as a Realtor or as an Administrative Assistant, please contact Team Leader/Broker, Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600.
You may want to attend our training, How to Hire an Administrative Assistant on Thursday, August 3 from 2-4 p.m.

At Keller Williams Realty we help our associates build business worth owning, careers worth having and lives worth living. The first hire that a Realtor should make when building a business is an Administrative Assistant to help leverage their time efficiently.

 

Part of the business building strategy includes building real estate teams that function at a high level. As each team grows there are more opportunities for individuals to meet their personal and financial goals. Through teamwork everyone achieves more!

The administrative assistant is a key role in the real estate business and is the first hire of any Realtor who wishes to take their business to the next level. This position is a critical position and the Talent that fills the roll must be specific and a good match for the Team. Working with a high volume Realtor is not always an easy task. The position is often demanding, chaotic and ever changing. However, working with the right person can be very rewarding personally and financially.

Below are some of the generic criteria for the Real Estate Team Administrative position:

  • Highly organized and task oriented
  • Capable of handling the chaos of each day
  • Multi-tasked at a high level
  • Compliant and follows instructions but not to a crippling point
  • Innovative and able to implement efficient systems
  • Learning based both independently and in a team environment
  • Team player – excited to see others achieve more

With salary base and bonus structure, this position pays between $30,000 –  $60,000 per year, depending on the team and the talent.

At Keller Williams Realty St. Pete we are always looking for Talent. If you are interested in joining our group as a Realtor or as an Administrative Assistant, please contact Team Leader/Broker, Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600.

You may also want to attend our training, How to Hire an Administrative Assistant on Thursday, August 3 from 2-4 p.m.

Register Here: http: http://bit.ly/RealEstateAdministrativeAssistant

Keller Williams Realty’s Rachel Sartain Helps Realtors Build Careers Worth Having

Realtors who want to drive more profit to their business might want to consider the coaching and training programs offered at Keller Williams (KW) Realty St. Pete. The company’s value proposition is more expansive than any other in the field and provides the necessary tools, proven models and a culture of sharing information in a productivity-based environment.

rachel sartain.jpg
Rachel makes it her leadership team’s responsibility to ensure every Realtor who joins their organization has the training, knowledge, support and resources to succeed and reach their personal goals.

Kevin Chadwick, operating principle of KW Realty St. Pete, believes KW Realty is the smartest real estate company in the world. “In 2010 I chose Rachel Sartain to be the team leader of the St. Pete office because I saw how talented she is and challenged her to be, exactly what she is: the strongest team leader ever,” said Chadwick. “I look for two qualities in my partners and leaders: capacity and velocity, which is important because it fuels her tenacious way to never concede.”

Rachel Sartain is the managing Broker, Team Leader and was recently selected as a Leadership Coach for KW’s MAPS coaching division. As the Team Leader & Broker, Rachel makes it her leadership team’s responsibility to ensure every Realtor who joins their organization has the training, knowledge, support and resources to succeed and reach their personal goals. And the proof is in the numbers. Last month KW Realty St. Pete’s month-over-month numbers outpaced the local board of Realtors by 48 percent  in the number of listings sold. Realtors from our local KW office who are participating in monthly training and coaching earned 121 percent  more commission income than Realtors who did not participate.

“I’m in a weekly accountability group with her and she holds us accountable to bring our 4-1-1, which is a tool where we write down our weekly, monthly and yearly goals,” said Becky McConnell, Realtor with KW Realty St. Pete. “By forcing us to write down and think largely about our goals, we commit them to ourselves and each other while Rachel holds us accountable to them, making them our reality.”

Some agents like Steve Capen have worked with multiple team leaders in both Florida and Georgia throughout his 10 years with Keller Williams Realty. According to Capen, “no one invests as much time and energy as Rachel. Her relentless energy is refreshing.” From his perspective, every agent that has participated in Rachel’s coaching and training has noticed an increase in business, year over year, through her way of holding the agents accountable to themselves, their business and goals.

“The office, because of the people who work here, has an energy that encourages growth and success,” said Stephanie Huffman, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “I never would have imagined that I would have the opportunity to transition from being a single agent, running Capen’s business and then partnering with him at such a successful level.”

“Keller Williams is the only company that has systems and models in place that are shared with its Realtors and teaches them how to run a successful business,” said Marian Yon Maguire, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “Yes-Homes is one of the leaders in Pinellas County in the luxury home market because of the business plans available to us through Keller Williams.Currently Rachel is helping us build our team to offer the highest level of customer service to our buyers and sellers.”

Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams Realty International, researched the essential systems and models that top producing Realtors have implemented to help them build strong businesses and published the results in best-seller, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. Gary still coaches the top Mega Agents around the four models from the book and finds these proven systems to be the foundation for all high-performing Realtors. Gary has built a company with a big vision and the leadership team of KW Realty believes the individual agent decides how successful he/she wants to be and there is no limit to the legacy one may obtain.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the largest real estate company in St. Petersburg and sells more homes than any other individual offices annually. If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

Keller Williams Realty’s Mashonda Smith Shares Real Estate Secrets Through Growth Coaching

At Keller Williams Realty we view our Realtors as entrepreneurs. Mashonda Smith, business coach with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete, assists others by sharing her experience and higher level of accountability with the Realtors she coaches through a program designed to help Realtors build momentum in their business.

 

KWMCI_Kw_St_Pete_Logo_White_20140206T121921.jpg
The mission of Keller Williams Realty is to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.

Originally attracted to Keller Williams Realty St. Pete because of its welcoming family culture, she was invited to positively impact the lives of others through growth coaching. The happily-married mother of two works to inspire those she coaches to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living. Smith’s coaching is designed for agents who desire to grow their business to the next level of achievement: building a strong business foundation through specific Keller Williams tools and resources.

“To be coached is to make an investment in one’s business,” said Smith. “It’s hard to push ourselves further once we have gotten comfortable with where we are. We have to do more business in order to be able to do more for our families and community.”

About Keller Williams Growth Coaching Program

What Realtors can expect:

  • A monthly one-on-one coaching
  • Weekly script practice and accountability groups
  • Challenged thinking for a positive and productive mindset
  • Quarterly mastermind
  • 36:12:3 – a successful training system that focuses on adopting the right habits in your business to add an additional 36 transactions per year
  • Office leads
  • Marketing tools that help capture more business
  • Advanced contract classes
  • Floor time
  • Leadership opportunities

“I use a tool called the elevator speech at all networking events,” said Jonathan Fultz, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete and involved in Smith’s Growth Coaching. “It is a script that I use to tell others what I do in real estate and how I can help them.”

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in St. Petersburg and sells more homes than any other individual offices. In June, the company closed 41 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 48 percent of its listings sold.

If you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: