Jack Persin, Tom Krettler
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors
Tom Krettler and Jack Persin, the co-presidents for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), the fourth largest Realtor association in the United States, have set an example of how to successfully build an association. Both were involved when MORe merged with the Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland last year.
Krettler, who has worked in real estate the last 10 years, has many certifications, from his CRP, CRS, GRI, CDPE, SFR, CIAS, SRES and ABR to his real estate instructor license for pre-license and continuing education training. Such widespread training, he says, allows him to assist a wide array of clientele.
“I will be able to help a buyer or seller, tenant or landlord, to accomplish their desired real estate goals,” Krettler says. “This can often be the biggest life event for an individual, couple or family.”
Persin, managing broker of Ryan Hill Realty, who has worked in real estate for 24 years, is extensively involved at both the administrative and community levels for his brokerage. He is working on new team-building programs for his agents, which focus on coaching, selling by referral, accountability and community involvement.
His brokerage twice sent a team of agents to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, and they are putting the finishing touches on a program that will place wounded/disabled military veterans into a new home mortgage-free (they’ll begin construction on such a home soon) with the involvement of Naperville Responds For Our Veterans. Persin is dedicated to giving back to community, and believes everyone living in the United States should have the opportunity to live the American Dream: homeownership.
“The goal is to build a group of top-producing Realtors while giving back to the community,” Persin says.