by Chris Hulser
on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:49am.
EXIT Realty has a international convention every year and they get better and better. This is my 4th convention since joining EXIT Realty and each time I walk away with gold nuggets of information that help me grow to a new level every year and this year is no different. Each day starts off with amazing energy and ends with everyone being on such a high feeling of being able to take on the world that carries you all the way until the next convention.
I came to EXIT Realty in 2015, not really much by choice but because the company I worked for became EXIT Realty. I quickly realized this move was going to be one that will forever shape my real estate career. I list and sell homes, I have a team called The Hulser Group with one team member names Kynan Donovan. I was also the Director of Residential Sales which meant I managed the office for the Owner/Broker, Shayne Templet. Now Shayne had recruited me away from a large franchise just under a year before we became EXIT. His infectious energy made me feel like taking such a big risk on an unknown would pay off and let me tell you it has. So, 2015, we officially became EXIT Realty North...we grew from 11 agents to over 50 within our first full year. At the first Regional Awards Banquet that we were eligible to earn awards we swept the majority of the categories and we earned the spot of #1 office in the Region. I earned the ultimate award any REALTOR could earn...the tri-fecta of awards. I was the top agent in Production, Listings & Sponsoring. Remember, I said the move to EXIT would forever shape my career and this was the beginning. From there I continued to grow my business with the help of Kynan...never forget about Kynan...he is one of the most important people in my life in real estate. More on him later. As our office grew, my job description grew and so did my work load but I still managed to take care of my clients. In 2016 I became the Qualifying Broker for the office which was a big accomplishment for me. Business was fast paced and getting better by the day. We had set a goal...first full year I wanted the Bronze designation which meant we did 25 or more transaction sides...DONE! Year two the goal was the Silver Designation which meant we did 50 transaction sides or more...DONE! Year three, we wanted the Gold Designation, which is 75 or more transaction sides...DONE! Not an easy task and the goal for next year is Platinum which means 100 or more sides.
So let me tell you how we got to the level of business that we have achieved. It is all due to the culture of EXIT Realty. EXIT Realty offers state of the art training that is current with today's ever changing market. They offer mentorship, the best technology and an environment that has a focus on the agent not the dollar. At EXIT Realty North, I would rather have 25 great agents than 100 average agents. It is not about size...it is about quality. Because of this I was able to learn new things and incorporate them into my daily real estate business. I didn't have that before EXIT. I was just a number my former franchise...just another commission as long as there was one coming in.
So to finish this up, in real estate you are only as good as your last closing and everyday you are technically unemployed until you are working with another client. EXIT Realty gives you the tools to get that next client and the next with amazing tools. Let's also not forget about the Residual program that no other real estate company offers...to hear about that you would need to contact me. Don't want to give away all the secrets at one time...not that it is a secret because anyone who has earned a residual is talking about it.
So that is my story of how I came to EXIT and why I am still here. OH...I almost forgot...I need to tell you about Kynan. Kynan has been on my team since I first formed it over 5 years ago. He is an amazing person, smart, funny and loves real estate. He is truly my best friend and my family now. His amazing wife Becca is so supportive of his choice to be in real estate and they have two wonderful boys named Clayton and Wyatt. I am proud to day I am Wyatt's God Father!!! Kynan is vital to the success of my team. Without him I would be underwater all the time. He takes ownership of the team and just does what needs to be done and keeps me going when I'm overloaded. Anyone who works with him knows his integrity and honesty.
So if you are looking for a real estate company to change your life...EXIT Realty is it! You don't have to be in Alabama to join, I can help you find an office all over the country that fits your needs. All you have to do is reach out.