I can help you with Montclair it falls under my coverage area, I'm very familiar with the area, that's near West Orange where I started my real estate career, and I was with a Century 21 Cendant company back then. I'd love to help you out Andrew, call or email me to discuss your situation in more detail; this isn't the proper forum for that.
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John youâ€™re a funny guy! Gumption, that a great word. lol...
BTW. The Power Broker report numbers take a bit of knowledge to truly understand. Let me explain, the list of brokers shown is are individual brokerages nor franchises as a whole, GMAC Real Estate has A LOT more offices than 79, however that number may indicate how many offices are just corporate owned aka owned by the franchise. Coldwell Banker and Long and Foster as another example have a lot more corporate owned offices, remember this list is showing "Company" production, now we look at the Top of the list which is NRT, as you noted your with Coldwell Banker but get your checks signed by NRT, that is because NRT is not a real estate company, they are an INVESTMENT company which purchases and owns real estate companies and many of them from all different franchises to mom and pops, that is why their numbers are through the roof.
Where do you get that bad data from?
"FYI: GMAC Global Relocation utilizes Prudential New Jersey Properties Relocation Services, as does Cartus, Weichert Relocation and approximately 50 additional relocation companies, not to mention we have 32% conversion ratio compared with the national average of 12%. "
GMAC Global Relocation has no relation to Prudential whatsoever, totally different companies read the info in the links I've posted and see the comparison charts where GMAC Relo beat out Prudential, if they are the same how does that happen? Whoops, not a question, I already know the answer!
GMAC GLOBAL RELOCATION is its own company, I think you are very confused about the process and how it works in relocation, and Iâ€™ll assume youâ€™re new to it.
GMAC Global Relo will set up affiliations with certain select companies if a GMAC Real Estate agency is not in the area and even if they are because GMAC Global Relocation doesn't forced a GMAC Company on them which they must use, it is just another option which the clients tend to pick more often than not. You see the way it works is the person relocating will actually get to interview 2-3 agents from different agencies per the suggestion of GMAC Global Relocation and then the client must pick which agency they choose to work with. This is all about full service and customer satisfaction, so if you are new to relocation and how it works I can understand how you may have thought that getting a lead from GMAC might have meant they have an affiliation with Prudential in some way. Just thought you should know that in case your relocation director at Prudential hasn't explained that. I know they usually don't because their job is to give you the lead and follow up to ensure you are doing your job.
Actually I am a company owner of a small GMAC Real Estate office; I'm also the Relocation Director so I am quite familiar with the entire network and process of relocation.
Your comments about "32% conversion ratio" has nothing to do with customer satisfaction, that's probably more along the lines of internal numbers of converting leads into clients or clients into sales. Nothing that would cause a buyer or seller choose you over another agency.
I've learned long ago that buyers and sellers have no interest in what awards you've personally won or how great your agency is but more about what you can do for them. In spite of this being a matter of common sense I continue to see the majority of agents brag during listing presentations and when meeting with clients, weâ€™ve actually got listings where other companyâ€™s top producers did not because they could not stop talking about themselves. Awards and company recognition are nice to attract their attention initially but after you get the attention of a client all the conversation from that point must be about them, their needs and their property.
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