Keller Williams, Kennett Square
18 Years of REALTOR® Membership
Please expand on your previous leadership experience
I have a variety of leadership experience. I own a brokerage in DE and MD with over 550 agents. I lead a sales team of 10. I am a co-owner of a mortgage and title company. I am the elected Mayor of Kennett Square Borough and lead all aspects of public safety and multiple committees. I am the past president of Good Fellowship EMS in West Chester where I served for 7 years. GFAC is the largest EMS provider in the county. As president the Executive Director and leadership team reported directly to me. I lead several investment groups.
What role do you hope to play on the Board?
As the industry continues to change, I want to make sure the agent stays in the center of the transaction. My goal would be to look at policy and initiatives the focus on serving the consumer well while supporting our agents as integral to the real estate transaction.
What Association benefits and/or offerings have provided you the most value in your business?
We have always enjoyed the transactional tools such as the municipal information. We have also used the association lockbox system, documents/contracts tools, etc. I’m also a huge supporter of RPAC.
What industry trends do you feel will affect our association in the upcoming years?
Agent value proposition will change and we need to help equip our agents for those changes. We should lead in this area, not follow. Looking for ways to improve our service to the consumer and making sure our agents stay involved. If buyer agency compensation changes, we must lead initiatives to navigate those changes proactively.
What do you think should be the priority issues being addressed by the Association today?
Providing solutions to the changes in the industry. Leading masterminds and conversations around solutions and options. Supporting the agents as they navigate the changes.
Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?
Technology has changed in our industry but the way agents work with buyers and sellers has not really changed. As we navigate changes in the industry with consolidators trying to push the agents out and the expected changes in compensation now is a great time to be a part of the conversation and to advocate for the agents role in a changing environment.