Are you committed to reaching your goals and being successful next year?
There tend to be three different groups of goal-setters based on where they are in their real estate career. There is the new agent, the established solo agent, and then teams. Each group has a unique set of influencing factors which impact their planning. Regardless of which group you fall into, the first essential step in business planning is getting a grip on what your current reality is and coming face-to-face with it. Without this, the goals you set can be very pie in the sky and not necessarily reflective of reality.
So ask yourself (and be honest): What did last year really look like, and what are you capable of achieving next year?
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Adrienne Rammohan has been named to the Bethesda/Chevy Chase leadership team as Market Center Administrator. Most recently, Adrienne served as the Bethesda Assistant Team Leader, and is transitioning into the MCA position to continue the growth of the Market Center to capture more market share and success in Montgomery County.
An Ohio native, Adrienne began her career in Real Estate when she was just 12 years old, working in her father’s office where he owned a mortgage brokerage and construction company. With a diverse background working for the family business, serving as a legal secretary at a law firm, and running customer service teams with Wells Fargo Advisors, Adrienne was eager to get back into Real Estate. She joined Keller Williams as a technology trainer and eventually became the Director of Agent Services in St. Louis. Adrienne advanced her career by moving to DC area where she found KWCP and the rest was history!
“I chose KWCP because I truly believe that we are at the forefront of what the Keller Williams brokerage model will look like in the future. The opportunities of growth, innovation, and rapid implementation that our organization provides in the exact reason I’m so excited about the future of the Bethesda Market Center” said Adrienne. “Our most important job is to enhance the Agent Entrepreneur experience by providing them with the tools, technology, and guidance to help grow their individual business.”
In her day-to-day role, Adrienne will be focus on operational standards for office, enhancing it as a destination for educational offerings and technology and productivity resources with the highest levels of service so agents can focus on their clients and their growth.
In her free time, Adrienne loves exploring museums and parks with her husband Jayan, and their two sons, Naveen (4) and Sunil (7 months).
Today we are excited to share the news that Marriah Unruh, Team Leader and Agent Entrepreneur of KW Capital Properties Stafford, has been elected to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors 2019 Board of Directors. Announced at the NVAR Convention and Tradeshow on Monday, October 9th, Marriah will assume her position on the Board of Directors and receive her committee assignment in December.
Marriah, an award-winning real estate professional with over 17 years of experience in the industry, said “I’m most excited to meet more members of the NVAR community and to give them a platform, through me, to let their voices be heard.”
Marriah is one of six real estate professionals to be elected to the Board of Directors by her peers through a web voting campaign. “The overwhelming support from KWCP and KW means the world to me and is a perfect example of why I’m with Keller Williams Capital Properties.”
Stay tuned for more information on Marriah’s Committee appointment in December.
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Keller Williams Capital Properties has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth. ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, promotes economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents.
The list was revealed at the 20th Annual Inner City 100 Conference and Awards in Boston October 1-2. The full list is available on Fortune’s website. Keller Williams Capital Properties, led by CEO Bo Menkiti and COO Dontae Carroll was ranked #92 based on its growth rate from 2013 to 2017 of 68.33% and 2017 revenue of $64,811,875.
2018 marked the 5th appearance on the prestigious list for KWCP, placing our brokerage into the ICIC fastest-growing companies Hall of Fame. The Menkiti Group was also ranked for a record 5th appearance, this year at #93, which places the company into the Hall of Fame as well.
Said ICIC CEO Steve Grossman, “Inner City 100 companies are forces of economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in their communities. They lead the way in innovation, job creation and economic revitalization and it’s an honor to shine the spotlight on their leadership and accomplishments. In addition to excellence in business, these pioneering entrepreneurs have demonstrated a deep commitment to and passion for their communities, which significantly impact the wellbeing of their local economies”.
Now celebrating its 20th year, ICIC’s Inner City 100 list has long celebrated urban entrepreneurship. Since its inception, ICIC’s list has recognized 975 companies, which have seen average growth rates of more than 400 percent during a five-year period and have collectively created more than 126,000 meaningful jobs in America’s distressed and underserved communities and neighborhoods. The Inner City 100 program opens doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulates inner city business development and job creation through recognition, networking and learning.
“These businesses and their owners are a testament to the impact innovation and entrepreneurship have had in rejuvenating urban areas across the U.S. Companies such as (COMPANY NAME) are experiencing revenue growth and increased investment, which are in turn creating more jobs and economic opportunity for citizens in the communities where these companies call home” said ICIC President and COO, Matt Camp.
2018 Inner City 100 by the numbers:
- Average growth rate of 436 percent between 2013 and 2017
- Represent 46 cities in 23 states
- Employed 10,085 individuals in 2017
- Created 5,516 new jobs in the last five years
- On average, 36 percent of employees live in same neighborhood as the company.
- Average company age is 15 years
- Average 2016 revenue is $14.8 million
- 31 percent are women-led
- 38 percent are minority-led
- Represent 26 industries
CEOs from the winning companies were invited to the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards, two days of robust networking opportunities and educational sessions led by Fortune 500 executives and academics from top-tier universities, including Harvard Business School. Past winners have reported connecting with multi-million dollar investors as a result of appearing on the Inner City 100 list and attending the Conference.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and Santander Bank’s Cultivate Small Business program. Learn more at www.icic.org or @icicorg.