Owner with a Leading Eye on the Future

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Real Estate Agent with Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access

 Owner with a Leading Eye on the Future

A milestone event in my Philadelphia real estate career occurred this past week.  I am now owners with Steven Osiecki, long time friend and mentor, of RE/MAX Affiliates in Philadelphia.   It has been a bit of a Chris Somers and Steven Osiecki - owners of RE/MAX Affiliatesdifferent perspective thinking about the growth opportunities of the office, the profit and loss, training and recuriting of agents and so forth.   Some would say I am crazy buying into a real estate business and franchise in this economy !!!  But so be it, I think there is great opportunity ! My goal is transparent:  Being an owner with a leading eye on the future to create opportunities in the new real estate world.

At this point in our real estate career, it felt like the right thing to do.   I believe we can provide an environment and culture in this new real estate world where agents can thrive and consumers can benefit immensely.  Stephanie and I plan on using many of the same marketing strategies that helped propel us as agents for the office.  Thus, our goal will be to help our people - the current Realtors in the office as well as new agents that we recruit to be the best Agents possible and to provide them with the tools and training that they will need to stand above the crowd.  

The good news with our office is that for 2008, we were number seven in all of Philadelphia for total number of transactions.  In addition, every office that was ahead of us with the exception of 1, had many more agents.  We have a great foundation to grow !

Above is the photo of Steven Osiecki and myself from the settlement.  I look foward to this new chapter of Real Estate !

The Somers - Chris and Stephanie Somers

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Congrats guys - I LOVE the training and managing end of the business and could understand your excitement to grow and share your great system. Good luck. If you ever need a little help training outside your field, I'll send you my resume, haha. I'm looking forward to your experiences on blog posts coming up. I'd like to see how your current team's system evolves into a larger office system. I'm toying around with a similiar thing now.

April 26, 2009 06:16 PM
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Bill Gassett
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Good luck Chris. I used to be a RE/MAX owner but quickly realized I liked sales much more than managing everyone elses problems. I hope you do well with it!

April 26, 2009 06:21 PM
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Steve- Thanks for the well wishes !  Am excited about the opportunity.  And yes, there will definitely be some blogs about our upcoming experiences.

Bill- I hear you !  I am hoping to have the best of both worlds as my partner Steve will be the Broker of record and will deal with the day-to-day issues.  I will concentrate on growing the office, recruiting and technology and of course growing our sales business too.  I think the good news is that I have Stephanie to help on both accords as well.  It will be interesting and challenging so am looking foward to the months to come. 

 

April 26, 2009 06:40 PM
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Jessica Cox
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A huge ~CONGRATULATIONS~ to you Chris and Stephanie! I am excited for you two on this new business venture. I have found so much encouragement and knowledge from you, and I can't even imagine the immense amount those working in your office must receive - those lucky suckers!

Best of luck and I expect big blessings for you two :)

Warmest Regards,

Jessica

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Jessica - Thank you for the well wishes !  It could be a little risky in this market environment but at the same time, it could have the biggest reward too.  I really enjoy helping the other agents in the office be more successful in terms of training, mentorship, being a team leader and sales.  And now an owner !  The pressure is on : )

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