John continues to be one of the top realtors in the Danberry Company and Northwest Ohio. He's a mulit-million dollar production leader in 2013 - speaks volumes of his knowledge of dealing with a complex real estate market. But that's not enough, John adds - "It makes little difference. The truth is, people must trust you and feel you have the wherewithal to get the job done for them no matter the market conditions."
John is a lifelong Toledo resident and believes in the motto, "we get by giving." His business is built around the Three E's - Excellence, Efficiency, Effectiveness.
Excellence means integrity above everything else. "Without integrity you will not survive in the real estate business. I've been a realtor for 20+ years, my reputation has allowed me to grow my business through referrals. By making proFESHnal and ethical choices, you protect your reputation and ensure long-term growth."
Efficiency means verifying tasks and developing systems to accomplish them. This has helped John achieve more with greater management productivity. Efficiency also means delegating tasks to his team members, which allows John to focus on the needs of his clients.
"Rob Kegerreis is one of my staff members that manages the day to day activities of my business. This allows me to focus my efforts on sales, customer service, and prospecting." Also, John has been involved in training and developing new agents in the Danberry Temperance office. "I enjoy working with new agents and developing seasoned agents; sharing my knowledge of the business allows me to not only develop trainees, but to advance and sharpen my own skills."
Effectiveness means the listing is ready when he goes on an appointment, presentation materials (CMA's, Market trends, specialized marketing plan) are up to date and tailored for the prospect. "My clients should expect the best. It's like stepping up to the plate and taking a swing at the pitch. I want to get a hit and my clients should demand a homerun."
Finally, John notes that a strong moral compass can help Realtors maintain their priorities in an industry that often draws successful agents away from their families.
"My priority is first to God, second to my family, and third to my business." he says.