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Keller Williams Realty Central Delaware is pleased to announce that Erin Baker, one of Kent County’s top-producing real estate professionals, has joined the Keller Williams Team in the Central Delaware Market Center.

“We’re beyond excited to welcome Erin to the Keller Williams family,” said Danielle Smith, Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Central Delaware. “At Keller Williams we believe in succeeding through people and Erin is a wonderful addition to our business.”

Erin is a Delaware native who grew up in Dover. Her strong work ethic was instilled at a very young age when she started working for RA Baker’s Jewelers, her family’s jewelry and antique business in downtown Dover.

Erin spent more than 18 years working in the banking and finance industry and then turned her “hobby” of looking at houses and watching HGTV with her mom into a growing real estate career.

In the 14 months since Erin received her real estate license, she has helped 39 families with their real estate needs. Erin treats every client as if they are her ONLY client and says, “I look at every sale as an opportunity to help someone change their life. It is definitely not just about the money to me. I find it incredibly rewarding to hand over the keys to a first time home buyer or help a family be reunited when I can get their home sold quickly.”

Erin balances her role as a single mom to her 13 year old son, Timothy, and her full time real estate practice and works tirelessly for her clients to ensure their satisfaction. She is the epitome of professionalism with a personal touch  and pays attention to every detail of every transaction.

Erin is a powerful listing agent, an extremely knowledgeable buyer’s agent, and has recently added property management to her menu of real estate services.

“I made the decision to move my business to Keller Williams Realty so that I could take it to the next level. I was impressed with the systems Keller Williams has in place and know that by implementing these systems for my clients, I will be able to offer the absolute best service and continue to grow my business.”

Dee Henderson Hake, co-founder of the Central Delaware Market Center said, “My business partner and Keller Williams co-founder, Doreen Irwin and I were both single parents when we started our real estate careers and know the dedication it takes to successfully juggle family and work; we look forward to being in business with Erin and watching her exceed even her own expectations!”

You can reach Erin at 302-535-9887 or at Erin.Baker@kw.com

The Central Delaware Market Center, located at 1671 South State Street in Dover was established in 2004 and currently has 95 associates.

To learn more about why so many top producing agents choose Keller Williams Realty, call Danielle Smith at 302-677-0020or visit www.kw.com.

shonda-kellyOn October 25th, Shonda Kelly brought her capping commission check back to the Market Center with a big grin!

She capped in just 55 days! The next 310 days will be life changing for her and her family – she will enjoy 100% of all of her Gross Commission Income!

To top it off, Shonda has increased her Gross Commission Income 50.5% year to date compared to last year.

Congratulations, Shonda! We are honored to be in business with you!

 

Curious how you can earn 100% of your commission? Contact me at CentralDelawareTL@gmail.com for a confidential consultation.

Make it a great day!

 

Danielle Smith

Team Leader

Good Morning and Happy October KW Family!

Since fall is officially upon us, I thought now would be a great opportunity to talk about winterizing your business. I have heard so much about how the late fall and winter months can be a slow time in the world of real estate; but it doesn’t have to be! If you continue to use the tools and suggestions provided by the Market Center you can turn the fourth quarter in to your most successful yet!

How many of you have heard about the Career Growth Initiative (CGI)? Over the last two months we have held workshops, provided training on how to use this amazing tool. CGI is designed to break down your big business goals into an easy to follow, low maintenance model that could very well be the key to a successful fourth quarter. I know most of you have already set your goals in KW.com, (for those of you who haven’t please see a member of your leadership team to help you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity) now is the time to go back in and look at them again. How many appointments do you need to make each week- and what does that look like? Are you maintaining your lead generation to keep your goals on track?

The CGI goals can be accessed by following the following steps:

  1. Go to kw.com – go to the bottom of your screen and enter your login information.
  2. At the top click on Education and enter into KWCONNECT.
  3. At the top, to the right click on Growth.
  4. Career Growth Initiative.
  5. This screen will provide you the information you’re looking for.

BUT WAIT, there is an easier way… if you are currently using an android or apple device you can download the profit dash app. It will not only let you view and track your CGI goals- but you can track your data that makes up those goals; like expenses and tax estimates- plus much more. As always please don’t hesitate to reach out to your MC leadership team to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

I hope you all are as excited for the fourth quarter are we are!

Let’s make it a GREAT week!
Alex

Good Morning KW Family and Friends!

Last week a few Agents came to me expressing concerns about a specific issue they were having with Greensheets. For some, the drop down box that says, “ Market Center’ would not work properly- sometimes it will appear to be “thinking,” and other times nothing happened at all. Agents tried it in different browsers, and on different computers and nothing seemed to work!

Luckily, we were able to get an answer- and guess who was able to address the concern, not just a staff member but another agent! The directions to remedy the problem can be found below. So, should you ever come across this concern please ask MC Staff or refer to this post.

What I found the most exciting about this potentially frustrating situation is that another agent came to the rescue. That is what is different about being part of the KW Family. We truly are family, and anyone is willing to lend a helping hand. It says a lot about our character and our integrity.

Enjoy your week!

Alex Bydlon
302-505-4495
centraldelawaremca@gmail.com

Directions

  • Drop down box should read my market center or any market center
  •  Auto populate
  • Ensure proper MLS # is in place
  • If all these item are taken care of call KW HELP line to assist further.

THINK PURPLE!

THINK BOLD!

THINK BIG!

BOLD at Keller Williams

I challenge you to think BIGGER! We’re going to do an exercise together to accomplish that. You just gave yourself a raise. $74,266. What’s the one thing you would do right now with a $74,266 raise? Take some time. Think about it. Write it down.

We completed this exercise together at this week’s Team Meeting. One agent shared that $74,266 would allow her to purchase an investment property to gift to a single parent. Another agent shared this would allow her and her husband to support children at a local school where her husband is a coach. What would that additional income allow you to do?

Keller Williams is proud to support you in your real estate career. We are focused on providing you with the tools and systems necessary to succeed. One of those tools is a program called BOLD. BOLD is an 8 week program from MAPS Coaching that allows you to break through ceilings of achievements, both personally and professionally.

So what’s significant about $74,266? The average amount of contracts produced during the BOLD experience is 14. The average sales price in our Market Center is $176,800; making the average commission rate $5,304. Multiply that by the average transactions from BOLD giving you a Gross Commission Income of $74,266.

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Want to give yourself a raise? Want to break through a ceiling of achievement? Ask a me about BOLD today!

Dedicated to your success,

Danielle Smith

Team Leader

 

Happy Monday KW Family! While in the line at the Grocery Store this week, I came across an issue of TIME magazine; the issue was titled, “Mindfulness- the new science of health and happiness.” I instantly thought of Keller Williams Mission Statement. “To Build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.” I picked up the magazine and began to skim the pages, on page4 two little words jumped out at me; BEING HERE.

Not only did article give amazing examples, as well as, personal and professional stories of being here; being present in the moment- but it gave fantastic suggestions on how to make those two little words a reality. According to the article, practicing mindfulness, and being present in the moment; will improve your life in the following areas: stress control, work productivity, personal satisfaction at home, improved sleep quality, and overall improvement in health.

As I continued to turn the pages I began to think of how Keller Williams encourages this mind set in their Market Centers. Time blocking, being acutely aware of the 80/20 rule, ensuring we set buffer days and focus days, as well as, taking a break in the work day are all methods in which we practice mindfulness at KW.

In a chaotic and often hectic world it is imperative to be present in order to be the best parent, employee, friend and business owner that you can be. I have found it to be truly unique experience that a company is so invested in their employees; on a personal and professional level. Are, you employing the KW methods of mindfulness? Do you see how they can truly have an impact on your business?

This Special Edition of TIME contains Three Sections titled: Part One: Outsmart Stress, Part Two: Find Your Center, and Part Three: Eat, Play, Thrive; each section contains 7 mini articles pertaining to mindfulness for every part of your life. How do you practice mindfulness? Which areas, if any, could use some improvement?

If the answer is no to any pf the above questions, I encourage you to see your Market Center staff or do some independent research about mindfulness and how it can improve your business, and personal life. Can it help you reach a big goal? Below are some tools to help in your quest for mindfulness.

I will leave you with a quote from Lazo Tzu, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20140203,00.html

http://www.kwconnect.com/search?q=timeblocking&tfilter=ALL+CONTENT

Have a Great Week!

Happy Monday!

Today we are going to spend some time on the Buyer and Seller Contract Checklist and why it’s important. As you all know there are multiple items that constitute a “complete” listing/buyer file. It is imperative to the process that all the necessary items are turned in.

The checklists below are designed to help the Agent, MCA, TL, and Broker ensure all tasks are completed and in their proper place. They are a wonderful tool to ensure the file’s completeness and a quick delivery of a commission check once settlement is complete. Furthermore, it will help you, the agent, maintain the highest level of organization in your business; which, as well all know is key to a profitable and successful real estate career.

So let’s start with the Buyer Under Contact Checklist.
In order for the file to be considered complete, the following items should be filled out in their entirety and signed off on by the MCA, TL and Broker.

  1. Greensheet
  2. CIS
  3. Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer
  4. Agreement of Sale
  5. Addendums
  6. Seller’s Disclosure
  7. Radon Discloser
  8. Lead Disclosure
  9. Copy of Escrow
  10. Referral Form ( if applicable)

If you do not know where to find any of this information please see your Market Center’s MCA or KW.com.

Seller Under Contract Checklist

  1. Greensheet
  2. CIS
  3. Agreement of Sale
  4. Addendums
  5. Seller’s Disclosure
  6. Radon Disclosure
  7. Lead Disclosure
  8. Copy of Escrow Check ( non KW listing)
  9. Referral Form ( if applicable)

As with the Buyer’s Contract if you have any questions or concerns about the required items please do not hesitate to contact your MC’s MCA, or KW.com