When I started Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One I knew there would be many challenges. Several real estate office owners told me that being an owner would not be something I would enjoy. After 18 months I can happily say they were mistaken. In the last 4 weeks I have received two letters from real estate agents who work for me. The first was from Samuel Padovani which I shared two weeks ago. This week I am sharing a letter I received from Vanessa Doaty…
“My First 6 Months at Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One”
As a child I waited with fragile patience for Christmas to come. As an adult I was excited and nervous on my wedding day. In both cases the events were worth the wait, nervousness and excitement. Being a Realtor® gives me the opportunity to see the same emotions in my customers’ eyes when they are buying and/or selling a home. It is a pleasure to share this life event with my clients, and I always strive to provide the absolute best advice throughout the entire process.
It is my passion and goal to become the best Realtor® I can be. The more I learn about the nuances of the real estate business the more I desire to know. I started practicing real estate at one of the larger firms in the region. While it was sufficient at the time there were boundaries that did not allow me to take my knowledge to the next level. The time for change had come.
When I learned that Jeffrey Hogue, one of the area’s most renowned real estate agents, opened a new office here in Berks I was intrigued. Jeff always reminded me of a true innovator as it relates to the business of real estate. It took only one meeting with him and the staff at Neighborhood One to realize that this was the change I needed to get me and my customers to the next level.
Neighborhood One believes in customized service and intense agent training that covers many disciplines relating to the real estate industry. The smaller office setting appealed to me in many ways. It is predicated on quality over quantity and working together as a team. We are a smaller “boutique-style” office, which allows us to share experiences as a core group and work together to solve issues that may arise during the home buying and selling process. In addition, the support we receive from Weichert Corporation is very helpful. They have some of the greatest agent resources in the industry.
The most important difference I have experienced at Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One is the level of service we provide to our clients. Using the knowledge I have gained here in regards to each aspect of the Real Estate process- from contracts, to negotiations, to closing- I am able to get my clients and their families the best value out of their real estate transaction. This knowledge is getting me to that next level.
In addition to the advanced training we do a lot of creative marketing, which is one of the true highlights that attracted me to Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One. For example, we recently teamed up with the Reading Royals hockey team as a sponsor. We use professional photography for our home listings because we understand that first impressions can make all the difference and the technology is like no other I have ever seen.
Being a top producer in Berks County and eventually being part of the management for a real estate company is a goal that I have and feel is more attainable since I started working at Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One. I have learned so much useful information about the real estate industry, and my passion for my business grows more and more each day. I’m confident I will take my business far and that will do nothing but make the real estate experience better for every customer who calls on me when it is time for their big day.
“Vanessa Doaty ~ Realtor®”
My guess is that if more real estate office owners received letters like these from their agents they would be happy as well. We are very pleased to have Vanessa Doaty at Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One. She has doubled her business since being here. That is good for her and us too!
Get to know Vanessa Doaty better by visiting her website at VanessasRealEstate.com.