On Facebook and Twitter, we asked agents why their managing broker was the greatest managing broker ever, in their opinion. We received several great responses. Here are a few of the several we received:
Rose Muñoz-Dante, Baird & Warner, Oak Park/River Forest:
“My managing broker, Lisa Vitale Kon, is the best because she is there for me no matter what time I need her. Her marketing skills are second to none. I chose to hang my license with Baird & Warner because of how welcoming she was. She’s incredibly supportive, always ready to work and incredibly motivational! Thanks Lisa!”
Ryan Newberry L’Heureux, @properties, Winnetka:
“My two managing brokers, Amy Olson Corr and Peter Moulton, are awesome because they are always there when I need them, and they mentor me the best way possible to help me grow my business professionally, and are always there for me personally as well when I need it. My experience has been fantastic, and I love where I work and the people that work here. Hats off to Amy and Peter!”
Russell Anthony Vilt, Domain Realty, Logan Square:
“My managing broker is Adam Wavrunek. His door is always open, and he creates a family atmosphere for our office. You can ask him any question, and he listens and provides feedback. It may not always be the answer that you want to hear, but it’s always helpful. He knows a ton about distressed sales. At the same time, he knows he’s not perfect and is continually learning. Finally, he is great at creating relationships. Be prepared for an earful if you ever sit and chat with him!”
Janet Owen, Prudential Rubloff, Chicago:
“My managing broker, Rick Sobin, is always available. He is fair, he is honest and he is ethical, and he offers such great advice. He is certainly there for his agents, and he gives a balanced perspective. And not only that, he is a great guy!”
Stanley Krzeminski, ZipRealty, Chicago:
“I am new to the sales side of the industry and Nick Clancy has welcomed me to this great team and I have been happy since day one. The training and technology alone is the best I have seen. I like the fact that Nick also invests his own money back into the company to help the agents become successful at any level. His open door policy is also a great asset that he brings to the team.”
And, the “winning” managing broker is…Wayne Kouf! We received an overwhelming number of responses about how great Kouf is as managing broker of the @properties office in Streeterville. Here are just a few of those responses:
“The greatest managing broker is Wayne Kouf, with the @properties Ohio St. office. Wayne has been a managing broker with @properties since October 11, 2011.
Here are some of Wayne Kouf’s outstanding managing achievements at @properties:
• He has brought a depth of experience, high energy, as well as a higher level of support and commitment to agents not experienced on this level, or in this office, before.
• He bonds us together with wine and cheese office meetings every six weeks to bring us all together and celebrate our month birthdays, share our market sales achievements in the city of Chicago, share our in-house sales and introduces us to talented professionals who can assist us in client support.
• His biggest commitment is to his agents, with a standing open door policy of support, in contract writing, negotiations, providing a
firm direction of success for issue based deals and teaching continuous ongoing farming techniques in our area.
• He recruits the best new agents, along with the very experienced high-end performing agents, to create a dynamic office of sharing and achieving the highest and best sales experience that brings everyone along.
We appreciate the high level of talent recruited in management and the commitment to agent growth and development that @properties has. @properties strives to be the absolute best in service and commitment to community, and Wayne exemplifies this.”
“Wayne is the best! As a new agent, in addition to the new agent training program, Wayne took his valuable time to personally mentor me with weekly meetings and assignments. He has taken a lot of the fear and anxiety out of being a new agent. He has continued to provide valuable guidance and encouragement as I build my business. I can always count on him to answer my calls, return my emails and make time in his schedule to meet with me. Aside from real estate, he’s just a really cool person. Hands down, Wayne Kouf is the greatest managing broker who has ever lived!”
“Wayne Kouf deserves ‘Best Managing Broker’ because he goes the extra mile to help his brokers excel. In fact, he is accompanying me on a listing presentation tomorrow (Sunday, March 3). He is also proactive in his coaching, helping to increase my volume.”
“There’s no question that Wayne Kouf is the greatest managing broker who has ever lived! He is so supportive of his agents – you know that he always has your back. He’s encouraging, fair, knowledgeable and very responsive to questions or comments. He never fails to let you know that you’re valued as an agent.”
“Not only does Wayne totally know real estate inside and out, he’s always available, always positive, always supportive, always has a smile and is always willing to think out loud with any agent in order to solve a problem. And if that weren’t enough, he can belt out a song like no other!”