Hot Topic: Talking Mentorship with The Real Deal

31 May, 2017 posted by: CORE

Did you catch our very own Elizabeth Kee, Tony Sargent and Andrea Wells on The Real Deal last week? These agents were interviewed for a feature on the value of fostering a collaborative environment in the world of New York City real estate. Click the link to read what each had to say about the importance of mentorship and its prevalence at CORE!

Click here to read the full article: Winning friends and influencing brokers: How mentors can make or break a real estate career


Trends & Tides: CORE’s Collaborative Culture

07 October, 2015 posted by: Douglas Heddings


‘Trends & Tides’ takes a look at the ever changing environment of New York City real estate – past, present and future – by offering observations, analyzing perceptions and challenging myths, while giving a dose of reality along the way.

I began my real estate career in 1992 with an Upper West Side “mom & pop” brokerage company when agents carried over-sized index cards and a pocket full of change to make appointments from pay phones. I remember the excitement when I purchased my first gigantic Motorola flip phone with its huge telescopic antenna. That monster cell phone was a game changer, but not because I could now make appointments more easily. It was due to the fact that my colleagues and I were now able to communicate with each other in real time which vastly improved the buying and selling experiences of our customers. It was as close to real time property updates as we had experienced to date and the input we all shared on our property searches was beneficial to both the agent and the customer.

Fifteen years later when I opened my own company, I created a profit sharing business model which aligned everyone’s interest with each other and, most importantly, with the interest of each agent’s customer. It was collaboration on steroids and once again the consumer was the beneficiary of the entire team of agents, rather than just an individual. As someone who believes wholeheartedly in the power of collaboration, I could have never imagined just how selfless and powerful the collaborative culture at CORE could actually be!

Agents sharing their business plans, marketing strategies, collaborating on deals and generally treating one another with the respect of a loving family is what I have come to love about CORE. These are the intangibles that not only greatly benefit our customers but make CORE the most enjoyable environment for those of us lucky enough to call CORE home.