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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Cris Baker with Keller Williams First Choice from Bowling Green, KY!

February 12, 2020

Cris Baker

Cris Baker
Keller Williams First Choice

Experience: 13 years
Specializations: Residential Real Estate
Areas Served: Warren, Allen and Simpson Counties 

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: My mother was in real estate and she loved it.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: I got bitten by a blind poodle.  

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Richard Woods with Key Realty from Akron, OH!

February 11, 2020

Richard Woods

Richard Woods
Key Realty 

Experience: 15 years
Specializations: Residential and Investment Properties
Areas Served: Greater Akron-Canton, Ohio

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: Started purchasing investment properties when I was in my early 20’s, saw the potential for financial security while assisting others to obtain the same.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: My first listing; I sold it at my first open house with multiple offers. I represented both sides of the transaction.  

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A: Helping a young couple purchase their first home which happened to be a bank repo. No other agent would assist them due to the low price of the listing. They have been a client since and have referred others to me. 

Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license?
A: That it is a very difficult business to get established in and to maintain a steady income from.  

Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started?
A: So much automation of listings and information, that many agents will not take the time to be personal with clients and provide consulting which is so important to assure that a person is not purchasing the wrong house for them.  

Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: Continuing to maintain a steady flow of listings which provide a better utilization of ones’ time and provides prospective clients properly priced and prepared homes for sale. 

Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say?
A: Diligence to your clients always. 

SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Brian C Johnson with Windermere Real Estate from Portland, OR!

February 5, 2020

Brian C Johnson

Brian C Johnson
Windermere Real Estate 

Experience: 28 years
Specializations: Condominium Sales and Residential
Areas Served: Portland, Oregon Market

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: A friend/client who was a RE Brokerage Owner encouraged me.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   My 3rd grade elementary school teacher walked in and said hello after almost 50 years!

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A:  When I was able to sell a problematic condo for an 85 year old woman who had to meet a deadline to move into a retirement home. I overcame the issues and helped her move into the retirement home within the deadline. 

Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license?
A: Trust your instinct  

Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started?
A: The advent of social media, electronic signatures etc. have changed the way business is done. We now must distill more information than before.  

Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A:  Anticipating the market and understanding all of the changing laws. 

Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say?
A:  I love my career!

SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Swarna Chalamalasetti with Park Regency Realty from Granada Hills, CA!

January 29, 2020

Swarna Chalamalasetti

Swarna Chalamalasetti
Park Regency Realty

Experience: 3 years
Specializations: Listing and Buyers’ side
Areas Served: San Fernando Valley mostly

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: Meeting loyal clients  

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A: Making my buyers get their 760k offer accepted and close escrow with just a $1000 deposit (check out my Zillow Review for more details). I strongly believe that I’m intelligent enough to deal with complicated and unexpected situations and stay calm in peer pressure to successfully close deals.  

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Kerry Johnson with ERA Brokers Consolidated from Mesquite, NV!

January 1, 2020

Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson
ERA Brokers Consolidated

Experience: 22 years
Specializations: Boomers, Seniors, Veterans
Areas Served: Mesquite, Nevada; Saint George, Utah

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I wanted to help people realize homeownership.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   I employ more effective marketing strategies than open houses.

Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A:  I helped a husband and wife get out of debt by getting them more money out of the sale of their home and still helped them buy a smaller home.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Paula Rogers with Re/Max Horizons Realty from Pensacola, FL!

December 30, 2019

Paula Rogers

Paula Rogers
Re/Max Horizons Realty 

Experience: 40 years
Specializations: Residential
Areas Served: Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A:  On commission sales, the harder one works the more money one makes, and I am a hard worker.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: A couple toured the home and bought it immediately.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Jazmine “Jaz” Alexander with JP And Associates REALTORS from Frisco, Texas!

December 26, 2019

jaz-alexander_editJazmine “Jaz” Alexander
JP And Associates REALTORS

Years of Experience: 1

Areas Served: Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I’ve always loved Real Estate, I use to watch them build homes in new neighborhoods all the time and I loved how a plot of land transition into someone’s home.


Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: An offer was as accepted as I opened the door.

Q: . What was your favorite moment in your career so far?
A: Closing is always my favorite moment. Other than that seeing the smile on a client face when I give them good news.

Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license?
A: Always control the situation. Don’t jump up and stop what you’re doing.

Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: Traffic


Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say?
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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Pam and Gene Saxton with the Saxton Realty Group from Houston, TX!

December 23, 2019

Pam and Gene Saxton
Saxton Realty Group

Experience: 10 years
Specializations: Helping clients buy or sell their homes
Areas Served: Spring, Tomball, Cypress, NW Houston

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: Love of people and love helping others.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:  We had a man ask us to close down our Open House because he wanted to buy it and did not want any competition.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Jerrilynn Vandenberg with Fireside Realty from De Pere, WI!

December 18, 2019

Jerrilynn Vandenberg
Fireside Realty

Experience: 15 years
Specializations: First time home sellers & buyers, new construction
Areas Served: Green Bay, DePere, Hobart, Howard/Suamico, Sobieski, Pulaski

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: Teaching the selling or buying process to people

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: One Thursday night, during my open house a family came in and loved the home. The kids were picking out their bedrooms and places to hide.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Andy Ball with Century 21 Northwest from Auburn, WA!

December 16, 2019

Andy Ball
Century 21 Northwest

Experience: 15 years
Specializations: Single-family homes
Areas Served: Seattle and surrounding areas

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A:  My father was in real estate sales for 20 years before I started.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: I sold the house.

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