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Archive for September 2017

Eight Tips to Keep You Safe on the Job

While we refocus on safety every September during REALTOR® Safety Month, the need to be cognizant exists all year long. At Keller Williams, we take care of family and that includes looking out for your safety. As a real estate agent, you face unique risks and should always be aware of how to remain secure.

Our industry requires an enormous amount of interaction with people we don’t know; four in 10 real estate professionals have experienced a situation in which they feared for their own safety. Our goal is to arm you with knowledge that will keep you out of harm’s way all year long.

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“We were spared, so we serve.”

This remark was overheard at one of the homes our associates helped to “de-muck” during Mega Relief week. As our Keller Williams family discovered in Houston, Texas, there are no strangers in the aftermath of a tragedy like Hurricane Harvey. When help was needed, help was given – no matter if the homeowner was a family member, friend, mere acquaintance, or had never met the person lending a hand.

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How to Build Your Business from the Ground Up

Everyone starts out as a beginner at some point in their life; no one is born an expert. But as Stephanie Lacika shows, they can become one! Starting out in the real estate industry in 2012, Lacika was desperate for a listing – any listing. “It was a completely chaotic time in my life,” she says. “I was broke and knew I needed to get a win.” She met with her team leader, devised a plan and enrolled in BOLD.

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Hitting the High Notes

Long-term success in real estate requires the ability to ride out both the highs and the lows of the market. Maybe it was Charlotte Mabry’s background as a music teacher that helped hone her talent for navigating the changing dynamics of real estate. With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Mabry, who is based in the Chattanooga – Downtown (Tenn.) market center, is consistently hitting high notes, closing 327 units in the past 12 months for a total closed volume of $71 million

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Meet the 28-Year-Old Who’s Running a $20 Million-Plus Team

Not even six years into her real estate career with Keller Williams, at the age of 28, Kelly Henderson runs her own company, Momentum Real Estate Group, is a team leader for a 300-agent market center and is one of the few KW MAPS Coaches in her age group.

In 2015, she was one of REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” beating out the competition for Web Choice winner with attention-getting memes and videos. In 2016, her team closed out the year with more than $20 million in volume.

She credits connections made through the Keller Williams Young Professionals division for providing opportunities.

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KW Associates Lead Ballard House Guests to Safety in Katy, Texas

It’s Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10, and Kathy Alt is exhausted. The executive director of Cinco Charities in Katy, Texas, has been dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Harvey on The Ballard House, the organization’s 20,000-square-foot home for medical patients and their families.

The charity (and home) was founded back in 2006 by nine agents at Keller Williams Premier Realty in Katy, Texas. Its mission – to provide temporary housing for patients and their caregivers coming to the Katy/West Houston area for medical treatment of life-threatening illnesses.

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