Realty ONE Group Affiliates, Inc., Names New Franchisees: 4 Thriving Practices Join, Drawn to Proven Model
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - Feb. 27, 2013 - Realty ONE Group Affiliates, Inc., today announced its second, third, fourth and fifth franchisees, all in California:
- Realty ONE Group Infinity in Campbell, owned and operated by Wendell Jones
- Realty ONE Group World Properties in Cupertino, owned and operated by KT and Jenny Yuan
- Realty ONE Group Priority in Monterey, owned and operated by Jose Belman
- Realty ONE Group Summit in Ventura, owned and operated by Michael Szakos and Cami Pinsak
“The Realty ONE Group name, reputation and success are inspiring attention, curiosity – and in some cases, envy -- throughout the industry,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and owner of Realty ONE Group. “The overwhelming interest we have received in our franchise opportunity validates our strategy to offer our proven business model to other quality-minded real estate professionals.”
Each of the franchisees came to Realty ONE Group through a different set of circumstances: an introduction from a colleague, an article about Realty ONE Group’s model in a real estate publication or an approach by a Realty ONE Group associate who recognized their potential -- but they all were united in their desire to join one of the fastest-growing real estate brands in the nation.
Chief among the firm’s most appealing characteristics is its ability to attract and retain motivated real estate professionals. “Good agents are the lifeblood of any office, and our model is proven to recruit the best of the best,” said Rick Hudson, Realty ONE Group’s executive vice president of franchise development. “Attracting productive sales associates will increase transaction amounts and grow revenues.”
Belman agrees. “I spoke with Realty ONE Group’s first franchise owner and was impressed with her ability to quickly expand her business by recruiting top talent among former colleagues and competitors. The growth opportunities are endless.”
Realty ONE Group sets itself apart from other agencies with a non-traditional compensation package that provides its agents with more resources for less money, offering a full suite of support in the form of education and marketing systems while allowing agents to keep more money in their pockets.
The new franchisees agree that Realty ONE Group’s point of differentiation can be summed up with the word MORE: more marketing, more training, more education, more support, more innovative technology…all coupled with the industry’s best compensation plan for agents.
Realty ONE Group’s proprietary software platform emerged as one of the firm’s chief attractions, with its single portal where agents can manage transactions, order marketing materials, monitor their business and much more.
“Kuba’s software background combined with his deep knowledge of the agent experience means that he understands exactly what we need. He is constantly making changes based on feedback to make it even more user friendly,” said Jones.
The new franchises also cited the enthusiasm of the existing Realty ONE Group team. “Not once did I leave a conversation without feeling the whole team’s intense interest in supporting us. We want to provide that same experience for our agents,” Pinsak said.
Each of the new franchises will be converting their existing real estate company to a Realty ONE Group Affiliates franchise. They expect it to be a smooth transition, based on the active mentoring that Realty ONE Group provides
“We believe we will be offering our real estate professionals more value for less cost, which will improve morale and help us continue to grow,” said Yuan.
Each of these firms has a unique position in their marketplace that we will complement,” Jewgieniew said. “They will be replicating our successful model, blending our company’s unique compensation plan, proprietary paperless technology and support systems with the best practices they already have in place.”
Hudson said there are plans to announce other franchises shortly, citing extreme interest in Realty ONE Group’s winning model through its non-conventional franchise partner agreement.
The franchise opportunity will allow Realty ONE Group to grow exponentially, both in existing markets and nationwide, supplementing the rapid growth it has attained through company-owned offices.
REAL Trends, Inc. names Realty ONE Group, Inc., as No. 11 in its national rankings, and INC. 500 recently named it one of the fastest-growing companies for the fourth consecutive year.
About Realty ONE Group, Inc.
Realty ONE Group, Inc., is a full-service real estate brokerage firm with more than 4,000 associates, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices in Arizona and Nevada. It focuses on providing ethical, professional and results-oriented services to property owners and prospective real estate buyers. Since its inception in 2005, the company has grown to become the largest real estate brokerage in Nevada and the fastest-growing real estate company in Arizona and California.
For more information, visit www.RealtyOneGroup.com.
Realty ONE Group
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