Today I am talking to Joy Bender with Compass. A top luxury real estate agent and co-founder of her team Aumann Bender & Associates. When Joy started her business in San Diego, one of the most competitive and primer luxury markets in the country, she didn’t know a single soul. Most impressive about her luxury real estate business today, is that she built it they way the everyone says building a real estate business is not possible: she did it with digital marketing. Today, Joy is San Diego’s premiere luxury real estate digital marketing expert. Until 2017, 100% of Joy’s business, all luxury clients came through her digital marketing. She has one page ranking on Google for Sand Diego luxury real estate search inquires and is a micro-influencer on Instagram with over 15k followers, and that’s just to name a couple. Among her many accomplishments, she has also been named in The Wall Street Journal as a California Top Real Estate Agent. Today Joy talks to me about how to do the impossible: how to break into luxury real estate digitally.
Today I am talking to Margie Halem in Washington DC. Margie has been voted top realtor by the readers of Bethesda Magazine since 2012. She runs a team doing $70 million a year, with an average of 70 transactions. Most find it compelling about Margie that she says her secret sauce is simple: it's kindness. Today we talk about how to apply the kindness that builds a power house team.
Today I am talking with Ivan Kwan, an Agent Success Manager of Compass in Orange County California. Ivan has been with Compass in Orange County from the beginning. He started as a Marketing Assistant for Megan Varga helping grow her business and presence in her market. Since then he has become an Agent Success Manager of Compass and oversees and helps agents succeed throughout the company. He talks about the common denominators for agents that includes finding your rhythm for success, defining what success is for you, and breaking through the next levels for success if that's what you desire. Today we talk about how the common denominator of all success is aligning your strengths to the needs of your clients.
Back on the show today is Steve Halpern with Compass of New York City. He was the first commissioned agent to come from another company to Compass. He did the first $100k+ lease in New York City and the first multi-million dollar listing for Compass. Steve is best known for some of the most innovative, creative, and the best marketing among real estate agents in the country. In our first interview, episode 109, we talked about how risk is the real opportunity. Today, we talk about self-awareness, how to get out of your own way.