Windermere’s Holistic Approach to Agent Education

For over 40 years, Windermere has been putting relationships before sales quotas. Part of that is our unwavering support of our sales team. Our community of real estate professionals is our greatest asset. They are the reason we can offer better service than anyone else in the market, and we aim to keep it that way. We strive to not only hire the best people but to give them the best tools – from innovation and technology to professional development.

At Windermere, we take a holistic approach to agent education. What does that mean? Providing them with systems and tools proven to increase profitability, making them industry experts, and teaching them to give the type of service a client expects. With onsite live-learning workshops, online training, and weekly coaching right in the office, we make sure all bases are covered.

Some of our Professional Development courses include:

Get Your License:

For those considering a career change, our pre-licensing course offers everything needed to complete training, take the state exam, and get licensed. Our revolutionary approach to learning makes it easy to succeed. Other benefits include:

  • Age of content – We frequently update our material, offering only the most innovative ideas and learning approaches
  • Online forum – delivers content in an engaging and interactive way, on your schedule
  • Education methods – we use the latest in adult learning science to develop a revolutionary experience
  • Pass rates – we pride ourselves on having one of the highest pass rates in the industry
  • Money back guarantee – pass your state exam or get your money back, guaranteed

Continuing Education:

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned pro, we endeavor to help you meet your goals at every step of your career. At Windermere, we have something to meet everyone’s needs, whether you prefer working in the classroom or online. CE courses are available for every state, with topics including everything from CORE training to client engagement. In addition, we believe that part of great success is giving back. So, with every purchase you make, we donate a backpack of food to help feed a hungry child in your community.

Ninja Installation:

If you’re looking for a life-changing course, this is it! In just four days, you will receive a plan and process for creating a sustainable business that thrives in every market. Our strategies are derived from the researched and documented methodologies of the nation’s top real estate agents. The Ninja process has been shown to increase agent profitability by 35.87% ahead of the market!​

Content includes:

  • Creating an effective marketing plan
  • Building your database
  • Working with sellers
  • Working with buyers
  • Evaluating property
  • Negotiating

#GetSocialSmart:

Through a partnership with Windermere, our agents receive a 30% discount on Katie Lance’s nationally recognized program. This social media program, tailored to meet the needs of real estate agents, has helped hundreds improve their business. Benefits include access to an extensive online library, a private Facebook group where you can get advice from other members, and live monthly Q&A sessions.

Our programs reflect our commitment to providing our agents with the best training in the industry. It is because of them that we are able to provide our buyers and sellers with an unprecedented level of service, seldom seen elsewhere.

 

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 6:55 pm
Metro Denver Office | Category: Agent Education | Tagged , , , , , ,

Windermere’s Builder Solutions Program

At Windermere, we take great pride in the service and support we provide to our sales agents. Through many conversations with our team at Windermere East, it became clear that we needed to focus more on builder services. A number of them had spent their entire career focusing on new home sales but felt that they needed a little more reinforcement. Our solution? We created an entirely new division.

Our Builder Solutions program brings deep sophistication and builder expertise together. For our sales team, it serves as a foundation, allowing them to provide outstanding support to our builder partners. For our partners, it offers professional marketing, sales, and operational support through all stages of new home sales.

How do we do this?

We have the best sales manual in the country.

We can safely say that our sales training manual blows all the rest out of the water. Ours is the only sales manual to come out in the last 5 – 6 years, and it’s based on the most up-to-date consumer patterns. To create it, we brought together leaders from various national builder companies and merged and purged the best tools they had to offer. The manual is delivered through a web portal, so training can be conducted onsite wherever you are.

We find ways the agents themselves can drive onsite traffic.

Sales agents spend a lot of time sitting around in the office – that’s a fact. We figured out how to convert that downtime into traffic-driving activity. Our Sales Associate Marketing Initiative (SAMI) gives agents activities they can do onsite to help drive traffic. This not only helps the bottom line, but it gives agents a sense of empowerment by influencing their own performance with minimal time invested.

We increase conversion through our NHS Ops Cycle.

This series of reports, including an asset 180, competition studies, a SWOT analysis, and more, is delivered by the sales agent once a quarter. 

We run a top-tier online training portal.

Our training portal, New Home Connect, allows all materials to be delivered in person by an agent or online for your convenience. Available courses include POS training, demonstrating product, creating emotional connections, on-target marketing training, driving traffic and much more.

WBS is a proven solution. In one case study, New Home Stars received a 31% increase in performance after introducing the program. We give builders many of the benefits of an in-house sales team, but with the added value that comes from partnering with one of the largest regional real estate companies in the nation. The results benefit both builders and buyers of newly constructed homes.

With more than 7,000 agents who operate in markets throughout the Western U.S. and Mexico, Windermere knows your market. We draw upon the expertise of these local agents while providing them with state-of-the-art new home sales tools and resources. The result is hyper-focused attention on new home sales combined with a local presence across all the markets where our builder-clients do business.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 10:44 pm
Metro Denver Office | Category: Builder Solutions Program | Tagged , , ,

Windermere is Bursting at the Seams

For years now, the economy has been extremely sluggish and hard to predict. But now, things seem to be heading in the opposite direction with bright prospects on the horizon. This is especially true of the real estate market that is starting to show signs of bouncing back significantly.

In the Metro Denver area during 2016, there were over $22 billion in total sales, which translates to a 9% increase from the year before. Because of the vigorous sales, more people are looking to cash in on this by putting their house on the market. More houses is an opportunity for more real estate agents, which means Windermere Real Estate is expanding.

We now have five offices and are looking to recruit people who are interested in choosing a career in the exciting world of real estate. We are currently recruiting for our 4 locations that have opened this year: Boulder, Littleton, Aurora and our new expansion in Palm Springs, California.

For years, the Denver area has been a hotspot for real estate development and listings. But now, the market is expanding into formerly underdeveloped areas such as Littleton and Aurora. Windermere is expanding with those areas. As the market expands and we grow with it, we are also looking for people in the area who want to develop their skills in the real estate industry. We do this through a multi-prong approach.

First, we offer a variety of educational and training opportunities at all of our branches. That means, no matter what area you are located in, there should be a training program that you can get into. Additionally, these professional developments are available in a variety of formats including short seminars and online sessions. We try to be flexible with our opportunities for people to grow with us by giving them every opportunity at all of our branches.

Windermere feels that real estate is a business model that is a great way to create your own pathway to financial independence and success. The expansion of these new offices gives even more opportunities for people to get in on the ground level of what could possibly be the next burgeoning housing market in the country. Through our various programs now in both Colorado and California including our Leadership Academies, you can begin a new career in a field that you can truly allow you to thrive.

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 6:48 am
Metro Denver Office | Category: WMDRE Blog | Tagged , ,

Reasons You Should Join Windermere Denver

Windermere has always prided itself on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, and create thriving communities. Windermere Denver provides a proven process for business growth and development. Our systems and tools are designed to increase your profitability while enhancing your industry expertise so you can take your business to the next level. We do this through quality education, interactive support, by keeping your training focused, and providing an elite experience you can’t find anywhere else.

Education

We have always placed a priority on education. Each course is taught by industry professionals who bring integrity and expertise to the classroom and online. We know that every phase of your career is critical, and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Live Learning:

We offer multiple professional development locations within Colorado to fit your needs. From half-day courses to week-long workshops, and network-wide symposiums, we give you the connections and personalized training that only a live, in-person setting can provide. Here are several locations where we offer our services:

  • Aurora
  • Cherry Creek
  • Denver
  • Boulder
  • Littleton

Windermere offers pre-licensing and continuing education courses in several education centers within our network. A majority of these courses are state-approved, so you get quality education while satisfying mandatory education requirements.

Online Training:

Your life is busy, but that doesn’t mean your education should suffer. Windermere has partnered with OnCourse Learning to provide our agents access to Continuing Education courses through their ProSchools and Career WebSchool campuses. We also offer supplemental courses and additional training for certain states in our  Pre-License classes. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you choose in-person classes or online training, our support network is second-to-none in helping you stay on the path to success.

Support

Whether it’s through our education programs or our Leadership Academy, Windermere prides itself on helping you find your path to success. Several of our programs offer customized one-on-one coaching. Our community is dedicated to maintaining quality and integrity, and we are devoted to ensuring your continued education and development.

Training Focused

By using innovative tools and technologies, we can hone our skills to keep up with today’s mobile-focused buying experience. Our Professional Development programs ensure that our agents receive only the best training in the industry.

Elite Experience

Our proven success systems are based on many years of real-life, on-the-ground experience. Our Leadership Academy is one of the ways we do this. We want to help you and the agents in your office lead an inspired, high-performing, and profitable life.

Join Windermere Denver today and take the first step toward the career you deserve.

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm
Metro Denver Office | Category: WMDRE Blog | Tagged , , , , ,