Today we’d like to introduce you to Randal Engelmann.
Randal, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My story started in 1995 when my husband and I moved to Boston from Southern Illinois. We landed in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain with plans and hopes to purchase a home, preferably a three family house. With the help and encouragement of friends and a great local REALTOR, our dream became a reality within the first year. Our experience as a homeowner was so positive that I quickly encouraged all of our friends to make similar purchases. I never lost the bug to check out open houses and keep up with the real estate market.
As it became time to make a career change a few years later (I was then working as an artist and designer,) it didn’t take too much consideration of where I wanted to land. Real estate sales was such a natural progression as I was already selling homes so why not make it official! The thrill of helping people make such impactful decisions proved to be satisfying and rewarding. As my business grew my husband joined me and we yearned to work together with a team as we wanted to provide a launching pad for other agents to grow their business with the leverage of our successes. Focus Real estate was not a planned evolution of our business.
We were happy to be agents with a very respected regional boutique brokerage but when a commercial space became available in such an extraordinary location, we decided to make the commitment and jump to starting an independent agency. It was an opportunity to project our own personality to the community that was not easy to do under the umbrella of another brand. We are proud of the image we are able to convey through the clean branding and client-centric approach and consultancy style we are known for. Here is a quick video our story which is the first video on our blog: http://focusre.com/page/videos
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Real estate is never a smooth road. What makes our careers so satisfying is that our help can smooth the rough edges for our clients. My motto has always been, “if real estate transactions were easy, we would be out of a job?!” Obstacles are always stepping stones to growth and our goal to that we make the transaction appear smooth and effortless to our clients.
Focus Real Estate – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are most proud of our transparency and consultancy style. Our office reflects this style with very clean lines and lots of open workspaces and dedication to communication, coaching, and education. We are very proud to be apart of a coaching program that includes many of the countries top real estate professionals. It helps us stay on top of the changing market and allows us to bring the newest and most cutting-edge practices to our clients.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Our success is defined by the people we are able to help. It is about the dreams we help others realize including our clients, agents, & staff.
- Address: 34 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Website: focusre.com
- Phone: 617-676-4082
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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