Joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is aligning yourself with the world's most respected brand and Michigan and Northern Indiana's dominate brokerage. Beyond a name that will open doors with a drop of a business card, we heighten your potential with our full service support structure, agent technology suite, and our commitment to assisting you with developing sustainable businesses strategies. We are two states, 42 offices and support 750 of the best real estate agents in the business. With a real estate heritage spanning 60 years and topping over $1 billion in sales volume annually, we are founded on the experience and expertise that makes us the trusted source for Michigan and Northern Indiana real estate.
May I just begin by saying that I love my career as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate REALTOR®? When I came into this business, just three years ago I couldn't have imagined how I would grow both personally and professionally!
BHHS offers me all the support I need to be successful. We have cutting edge technology and the education to implement it. From my personal website to the wide variety of client communication tools, I am always able to make every one of my clients feel like number one. With property searches, market watch, real estate news, and information on how to buy and sell at their fingertips, my clients know they are in the hands of a professional agent.
The support and encouragement that comes from every segment of our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team is amazing. We have frequent events that always include a combination of education, inspiration, and opportunities to strengthen relationships within our organization. This team-building attitude has fostered an environment where co-listings and referrals between our many offices are commonplace. I love knowing that no matter where my buyer client wants to live, I can help them get the best care through a BHHS REALTOR®
There is no end to the educational opportunities here at BHHS. From conventions, local events, webinars, podcasts, and technology training to regular staff meetings, I have the ability to easily stay on top of everything from the local market to what's happening in the global Real Estate business.
From the CEO and Owner/Broker, Steve Fase, right down to the fellow associates in my office, I am constantly being motivated to be the best REALTOR® possible. With everything that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate offers me I look forward to self-improvement everyday. I've had offers from other companies but wouldn't consider leaving BHHS for even a second. I can sincerely say it's an honor and a privilege to wear the Cream and Cabernet colors.
I am proud to be a part of BHHSMI. The tools provided to agents and support to assist in running and growing my business are far superior to anything else in the marketplace. With the power of the #1 Brand in Real Estate, the platform provided allows for a unique combination of local knowledge and international exposure. With these tools, not only are we (as agents) empowered, but our clients -today's buyers and seller's - have the absolute best as their partner in servicing their real estate needs.
Additionally, BHHSMI grew out of strong local roots. That culture is still evident today. The level of support we receive from Steve Fase, the franchise owner, Jim Fase, our broker, and his daily expertise and managing staff with Mike Rundhaug is second to none. They are consistently asking how they can help me to grow my business and service clients better. They are always easy to communicate with and to go to for questions and needs.
Systems, tools, resources and people are the 4 pillars to a successful business model and I proud to say as an agent for BHHSMI - we have the absolute best.
I choose to work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Steve Fase not just for the tools provided by the company, but for what I've experienced with his interest in the success of every agent in his organization.
It's a bonus that he also believes in providing huge amounts of support for me to make that happen.
When I first started with Prudential, there was always something new and better Steve was investigating to give me an advantage over other offices and agents, and to be on the leading edge.
His enthusiasm and energy are contagious.
Plus, he found top notch people to help take it to the next level, whether it was a statistician, talented office leaders, training opportunities, marketing gurus, website designers, etc.
Steve's choice to quickly transition to Berkshire Hathaway is just another example of his great vision and his willingness to help agents be successful.
I am humbled by his strong belief that I will succeed and I can't imagine working anywhere else.
As a REALTOR® I have the freedom of choice when selecting the broker where I hang my license. I am thrilled to be affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate for three reasons: superior technology, reputation of the Berkshire Hathaway brand and the people.
The vast array of new marketing tools BHHS provides is exciting and effective. From my personal app for home searches to my personal website to the ability to create e-cards and flyers easily online, I have new ways to obtain and market my listings better. Most of these replace marketing tools I used to have to pay for out of my own pocket. My listing clients have been very pleased with the results and my buyers make great use of the Property Watch option for their online searches. All of this makes me a more successful agent.
When it comes to brand reputation, Berkshire Hathaway is known for quality and integrity. The high standards for broker affiliation guarantee that the Berkshire Hathaway brand will continue that tradition in the HomeServices arm. I am honored to be part of the BHHS family and share its emphasis on quality customer service.
At the end of the day, it is the people that make the company. The support staff, my fellow BHHS agents and staff in our affiliated businesses create an atmosphere of hard work, cooperation and shared desire for success. Having an outstanding Title Company and source for Lending within our office provides a convenient one-stop-shop for my clients. I cannot imagine working anywhere else and look forward to much more personal and professional growth within the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services family.