The agents and staff at Lakefront Realty Group, Inc., have a well-deserved reputation for honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction which comes from our hard work, experience, dedication and persistence. Our client testimonials (see elsewhere on this site) prove this. We are ethical, forward-thinking, results-oriented professionals who take a proactive approach to real estate.
Additionally, as owner of the company, I am personally committed to see that my agents are the best trained and best equipped agents in the industry. Read on, and see why.
Benefits of a Career in Real Estate
Exciting & Rewarding Career - Real Estate is fun and exciting career. Every day, you will meet new people, and go new places.
Be Your Own Boss - When you're in real estate, you are your own boss. You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You call the shots, but you always have the backup of the company behind you.
Unlimited Earning Potential - Tired of a glass ceiling? Dead-end job? Welcome to real estate, where your income will be determined by your smarts and how much you are willing to work.
Flexible Hours - in real estate, you set your own hours. No more begging for time off for whatever might come up.
Getting Paid What You're Worth - tired of arbitrary performance reviews and subjective standards? Welcome to real estate, where you are in control of how much and how often you get paid.
Satisfaction of Helping People - the purchase or sale of a home is often the largest financial transaction in someone's life. You will play an important role in the process, and people will sincerely thank you for your effort.
Opportunity to Accomplish Something Meaningful - in real estate, you don't just have a job, you have a career. Many agents go on to build a business and an investment portfolio.
Professional Career - in real estate, people will be entrusting you with assisting them in what is often the largest financial transaction of their lives, and you will receive the respect given to other professionals.
Investment Opportunities - Tired of relying on others for investment tips? In real estate, you will be on the front lines. You will be giving, rather than getting, investment recommendations. You might start out at first by alerting investors you know to investment opportunities you find. Later, you will go on to taking advantage of those investment opportunities yourself. It has often been said that more millionaires have been created in the real estate field than in any other industry, and it is true.
Reward & Recognition - in real estate, many agents achieve major accomplishments in a relatively short amount of time. You will receive the respect and recognition you rightfully deserve.
New Agent Orientation - new agents will immediately receive a new agent orientation consisting of training from a variety of sources, including the Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Multiple Listing Service, the Chicago Association of Realtors, and one-on-one guidance of owner and top producer, Bruce Theobald.
Intensive Basic Training - following your new agent orientation, you will receive a variety of training, some classroom, some on audio CD's, and some on DVD's from a variety of sources. All of this is designed to get you up, running, and successful in the shortest amount of time.
Advanced Training - in real estate, like any other field, the learning never stops. We are constantly search out and invest in the finest training programs available in the industry, and you will benefit as a result.
Mentoring Opportunity Directly With Bruce Theobald - Bruce is a three-time Platinum Award winner from the RE/MAX Organization. You will get ample opportunity to work directly with Bruce both in the office, and shadow him in the field. Why re-invent the wheel when you can have an established professional show you the way?
In the past, newspaper advertising, and to a lesser extent direct mail, were the primary advertising mediums for real estate. That's changed. Today, there is a tidal shift underway away from print advertising and to web-based advertising. At Lakefront Realty Group, Inc., we are internet marketing experts. From what sites to advertise on, to professional digital photography, and virtual tours, you can count on us to deliver the most effective and up to date web-based advertising program advertising program for your clients.
Agent Web Page - all agents will receive their own agent web page on the company's web site, complete with a vanity URL, a personal biography & photo, client testimonials, and MLS database search capabilities for your clients.
Agent Productivity Software - software specifically designed for the real estate agent to keep track of clients, appointments, to-do lists, and more.
Smart-Phones - we'll show you how to use your smart phone to take advantage of all the web-based tools that are now available to real estate agents.
Company Intranet - From forms to contracts, everything you need is as close as any internet-connected computer.
Tech Oriented Broker-Owner and Agents - at Lakefront Realty Group, we have a passion for technology. Technology is not something for the geeks in the IT department. Rather, everyone in the company is always personally studying cutting edge tech tools to make sure we have the most efficient, effective and productive tools available.
Tech Support - got a computer problem? You will always find friendly agents and staff willing to help you.
Team Culture & Fun
We are hard-working, high-spirited, entrepreneurial-oriented organization. We also feature a "Team Orientation" so that you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
But all work and no play is no fun. That's why we feature regular Team Dinners throughout the year to give you an opportunity to relax and socialize with your fellow team members, as well as regular opportunities for power-boat outings in the summertime.
Midwest Real Estate Data Multiple Listing Service (MRED MLS) - the premier database serving the Chicago Metropolitan area, which is only available to licensed agents.
Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) - focuses on issues of particular interest to agents and homeowners within the City of Chicago.
Illinois Realtors - keeps watch in Springfield on a state-wide basis, since most licensing and regulatory matters are handled at the state level.
National Association of Realtors (NAR) - keeps watch in Washington DC on a nation-wide basis. The NAR is one of the largest and most powerful trade groups in Washington, zealously protecting the rights of homeowners and real estate agents. If you like the fact your home mortgage interest is tax-deductible, you can thank the NAR for this and many, many other items.
This material merely scratches the surface of the benefits you will receive as an agent with Lakefront Realty Group, Inc., To find out more, call or send me an email today using the "Contact Us' button to receive our Agent Benefits Package which explains in more detail the information discussed above. Or, call Bruce Theobald today (312-286-7402) to arrange for a confidential interview.