Thinking about a career change? Real estate is an exciting, rewarding, and challenging career field. It’s an easy industry to get started in, but without proper preparation, it can be difficult to build a successful real estate career. Here are some steps to take to get your new business off on the right foot.
EVP, Lohmiller Real Estate
Great things are happening in Lawrenceburg!
The real estate market in Lawrenceburg is a seller’s market. This includes homes in Lawrenceburg School District but excluding Greendale & Hidden Valley.
In the last 6 months there have been 61 individual residential units sold (avg sale price $168,719) and with a current inventory of 24, we have a 2.36 month supply of homes. Anything under a 6 month supply (known as equilibrium) means that we are in a seller’s market.
Highlights include Small Business Saturday on November 24 (support local!) and The Holiday Shopping Expo November 16-18 at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. Rumors are swirling that SANTA will be attending this event!
For a full calendar of events, please click on the links below:
Senior Sales Vice President
Lohmiller Real Estate
Great things are happening in Aurora!
The real estate market in Aurora is a seller’s market.
In the last 6 months there have been 60 homes sold (avg sale price $164,824) and with a current inventory of 50, we have a 5 month supply of homes. Anything under a 6 month supply (known as equilibrium) means that we are in a seller’s market.
The Aurora Farmer’s Fair – Oct 3-6 Indiana’s oldest street festival…First one was in 1908!
The article below appeared in the October 2018 edition of The Beacon. It outlines infrastructure plans/updates, some of the players involved, and the facade grant program.
Senior Sales Vice President
Lohmiller Real Estate
The Seven Levels of communication tells a story of a Real Estate agent named Rick Masters, who is suffering from a down economy when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion. Skeptical Masters agrees to accompany her to a conference to learn more about her mysterious methods. Masters soon learns the that the rewards for implementing these strategies are far greater than he have ever imagined. In seeking success, he finds significance. This book is a both building a business that not only feeds your family, but also feeds your soul.
The author Michael J. Maher is North America’s most referred Real Estate Professional and founder of the Generosity Generation, he is dedicated to helping sales people earn a better living. He rocketed to the top of the profession by earning 1 million dollars in his third year of full-time real estate.
This book tells the story and gives you insight and nuggets along the way. These are my highlighted notes from the book.
7 levels of communication:
This book was really designed for people in Real Estate and the guy in the story is a Real Estate agent. However after reading it, I pulled several key insights that can apply to any business.
When I read this pool side on a much needed vacation I found myself highlighting so much in this book. My business model was very close to this and my pipeline of business was always full. BEWARE OF “SUCCESS SUICIDE”. You will know what I’m talking about when you read it. To your success and your future.
Posted on February 2, 2015 by bwillett555
Now Hiring! Posted 11/02/17
LRE is now accepting resumes for the following position via email. For more information on the position below please contact:
|Lindsay Lohmiller||Andrew Lohmiller|
|Executive Vice President||Broker & CEO|
Office Sales Manager – Florence, KY
This managerial position is for the leader of a real estate sales office. As the leader, the manager is responsible for everything that their office does or fails to do. Sales managers must have industry experience and thick skin to help their sales people navigate through tough situations. Sales management is one of the most fulfilling roles in the real estate industry but it’s tough work and not for the faint of heart. The sales manager’s primary duties include recruiting, retention, training, deal management, risk reduction, and policy enforcement. Applicants should have a very good understanding of real estate license law and practice. They should be prepared to conduct a simple display of this knowledge during the interview process. They should be well networked in the market, enjoy customer service based interaction and possess excellent communication and people skills. They must be willing to deal with multiple tasks in a day and be able to independently problem solve. Applicants should be well versed on Windows based PC’s and should be proficient in the current version of MS Office applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point. They should be prepared to conduct a hands on computer skills assessment during the interview process. Applicants must dress and speak appropriately for a leadership role in an office environment.
The ideal candidate is a friendly, outgoing, well-dressed person with a magnetic personality who enjoys training and mentoring others. He/she has worked in the real estate industry for 5+ years and has a strong sales history. The ideal candidate has an active real estate license but is more interested in growing and training an office then selling personally. This person is either in a current managerial type role or is a producing Realtor whom is willing to put their agents before themselves in order to become an office leader. This candidate would under no circumstances compete against his or her salespeople.
LRE managers are W2 salaried employees whom work regular hours and enjoy a base salary plus revenue sharing and commissions; including paid holidays, paid vacation, employer sponsored health insurance and a voluntary 401k plan with an aggressive company match. This is a 40 hour a week position (M-F from 8-5 with a 1 hour lunch). Interviewing for this position will begin soon with a targeted hiring period beginning as soon as possible.
If you’ve decided that DIY is not for you then the next step is to find the right
contractor. You may think to always call “the best” “top rated” most reviewed
for your project. Then you might find that the contractor doesn’t call you back
or doesn’t have time for your project…
Try the 3 Rs…Research, Referral, Repeat
Research the particular job that you need done. How long will this take? How
much will this cost me? Will a general contractor be able to handle the project
or would I prefer a specialist?
Ask for referrals. Ask your neighbors who they’ve used before that would be
the right fit for you. Looking through online reviews or community boards will
also help in finding the perfect fit. Ask as many questions as you can before
the job is started.
Repeat. After you’ve found the right contractor for you you’ll need to follow
the same process until the job is complete. There might be another issue that
comes along even if you just wanted a simple repair done. Be prepared to
research the next step, ask questions and find the right solution!
Or try the 4th R: call Residential and Commercial Services! We offer free
estimates and only work with licensed and insured contractors. Residential
Services streamlines the process and completion of any potential job you
may have. We are the general contracting division of Lohmiller Real Estate,
where one call handles it all!