(Published on - 12/9/2020 7:28:56 PM)
"18 years ago this month, I decided to leave one of the top conventional real estate companies in Wisconsin where I worked for 10 years. I wanted to be in full control of my own business, make more money per transaction, & be associated with a strong, national real estate brand so I researched many companies. It did not take me long to discover that elevating myself to the “Executive Level” was the best place for me to achieve these goals! This is even more true today because Realty Executives Integrity continues to improve. My wife Joyce joined me 8 years ago & shares my pride of being part of Realty Executives for the following reasons:
1) Strong International Brand with the truest form of independent contractor status in the industry.
2) Exceptional Leadership in owner Dale Schaecterle. Decisions are always made with the intention of adding value for the Executives in addition to the growth of the company which helps everyone.
3) High quality support staff & Designated Realtors.
4) High quality offices that are nicely updated. We are proud to meet our clients at the Realty Executive Integrity offices & schedule our closings there whenever possible.
5) Knight Barry Title partnership. KBT is simply the best title company I have ever worked with.
6) Husband & Wife team fees are extremely competitive.
7) All buyer inquiries on listings get forwarded directly to listing agents.
8) Realty Executive’s growth in our region helps all of us obtain listings.
The biggest thing I have learned in the last few years is the value of contacting past clients and even sphere of influence contacts on the date of the closing of their home. I call it their Home Anniversary. For example, earlier this year we closed on a home in historic Story Parkway of Milwaukee which was the buyer of one of my 1st real estate transactions ever, 28 years ago when my office was in Wauwatosa! He listed & SOLD his home with us because I kept in touch with him all these years."
~ Steve Bergelin