Indie Broker Track: F. Ron Smith Shares His Expertise at Real Estate Connect NYC
Leverage President and Partners Trust Co-Founder F. Ron Smith shared his expertise on the Indie Broker Track at the Inman News Real Estate Connect conference this week in New York City.
Moderated by Vanessa Bergmark, Partner/General Manager of Leverage Partner Red Oak Realty, the Indie Broker Track panels exemplified the freedom and entrepreneurial spirit of independent real estate brokers. Raj Qsar from Leverage Partner The Boutique Real Estate Group joined Ron to discuss his experience as the Principal/Owner of an independent firm in Newport Beach, CA.
Ron spoke on the following Indie Broker Track panels:
How To Deliver a Great Client Experience from Office Design to the Art of Presentation
How I Achieve National Success As A Local Company Through Affiliate Relationships
How Leaders Strategize for Future Success
Find out more from Inman News: No locked doors at indie brokerages - and in some cases, no doors
Inman's independent broker survey revealed that a big factor behind the current boom in unaffiliated firms is the freedom broker-owners have to pursue their business and adapt to changing conditions as they see fit.
Los Angeles-based Partners Trust, which has 175 agents in eight offices, has a similar office philosophy, the firm's co-founder, Ron Smith, shared. One of the firm's core office tenets is "no locked doors," he said.
That openness allows Partners Trust to instill its culture into its agents, increase peer-to-peer learning and foster a cooperative feel that bleeds into agents' interactions with their clients, he added.
"Clients want the human touch," Smith said. "So do agents."
(Paul Hagey, Inman News)
From left: Vanessa Bergmark, Raj Qsar, F. Ron Smith, Susana Murphy