There was a time when the real estate market was good, when the business was easy. But we’ve gone through the worst downturn of my 33 years in real estate, and I’ve seen the struggles my agents have gone through.
I could not be more proud of them.
If it weren’t for the agents and staff, there is no way I would have been named RE/MAX’s top multi-office broker/owner in the United States for 2012.
It’s a great award, and it has my name on it, but it’s really theirs. They all deserve this award.
We are like a family here, and the hard times we’ve been through have made us closer.
Before the market became unstable, I was considering retirement. Now, I don’t even think about it. Retirement right now would feel like a divorce. We’ve built something good here and it’s gratifying to be part of it.
I don’t want to give that up, especially after the rough road we’ve traveled.
Five and six years ago, I was back on my heels.
My business was still the Michigan Group. We were losing agents, losing market share and I could feel everything going down. But I was confident that we ...
Today is the first day of SPRING! Spring is here and the Real Estate Market is UP! Now is the time to become a Real Estate Professional. If you have ever thought of becoming a Real Estate Agent or maybe you are already a REALTOR and looking to step up your game and soar above the rest? Join us for our informational Open House! Find out when Real Estate classes are beginning in your area, cost of classes, fees and what it takes to become an Agent....
Happy New Year!
RE/MAX Platinum is bustling with activity as the holidays come to a close. Goals have been set, Agents are training and building their foundation for another successful year. I have learned a lot about the Real Estate industry and the RE/MAX Platinum culture this year.
What a wonderful group of professionals!
Joe DeKroub, our sole Broker owner; has invested in his Agents, management, and...
UNDERSTANDING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Over the last few months we all have heard/read the real estate market is recovering! That’s a good thing. The question is how much? I went back in time and looked at sales for condos and homes in Livingston County Michigan. Starting with 2003, (the local multi listing service only holds sales back to 2003), to 2012. I came up with the following graft. It is made up of average sale prices, median sale price and marketing time. I have also...
The RE/MAX Platinum office was created in the fall of 2008 when the Michigan Group Realtors and RE/MAX Platinum merged. The consolidation of the services of the community’s two largest realty companies created a real estate powerhouse that increased the services it could offer its customers and agents. Four RE/MAX Platinum offices located in Livingston, Genesee, Oakland and Washtenaw counties serve all of Southeast Michigan.
At the time of the merger, the Michigan Group, owned by Joe DeKroub, was the largest single-site real estate company in the state. It merged with the RE/MAX Platinum office, owned by Dan Callan and Will Steinmetz, the other major real estate player in the area, with offices in Hartland, Fenton, downtown Brighton and downtown Howell. Consolidating the services of the community’s two largest realty companies created a real estate powerhouse with the ability to increase services to customers at a time when other firms were cutting theirs.
Upon the merger, DeKroub became the Managing Partner and CEO of RE/MAX Platinum. The Michigan Group name was changed and the new RE/MAX Platinum office emerged with more than 150 licensed sales associates and domination of the local market. After the merger, RE/MAX Platinum opened another office in Ann Arbor.
There was a time when the real estate market was good, when the business was easy. But we’ve gone through the...
Today is the first day of SPRING! Spring is here and the Real Estate Market is UP! Now is the time to become a...
Happy New Year!
RE/MAX Platinum is bustling with activity as the holidays come to a close. Goals have...
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