Digital Marketing and the end of prospecting for Real Estate agents!
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Real Estate Background
My wife and I moved to Las Vegas in June of 2015, and became licensed real estate agents (and REALTORS®) in early July of 2015.
We spent the majority of our first year working with renters out of a Property Management office, and in the classroom. In May of 2016, we moved to Keller Williams and started our real estate careers in earnest.
We got off to a modest start, but are hoping to take off in 2017.
I was fortunate to have a great Productivity Coach for the first few months at Keller Williams. I am now with Tim and Julie Harris Coaching.
Business and Educational Background
I have an Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Oregon State University and a MBA in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University. Prior to 2010, I was an elementary school teacher and High School girl’s basketball coach for 17 and 15 years respectively.
In 2008, I returned to school to work on my MBA. During that time I started reading about the opportunities for both individuals and businesses online and decided that I really wanted to be part of it all. I was especially drawn to SEO. It offered many of the same outlets and challenges that I had previously filled with coaching – the need to be constantly learning, high level competition, a scoreboard (search engine ranking page) that clearly outlined the winners and losers, and the chance to succeed (or fail) on my own merits.
In 2010, after completing my MBA, I left my teaching position to work on my SEO company – Advisor Web Marketing – full-time.
Advisor Web Marketing
At Advisor Web Marketing I focused on working with the financial services industry – because of my background and training in Financial Planning it was a natural fit. Since that time I’ve worked with a variety of financial planning firms and small businesses across the country, providing SEO, Content Creation, and web design services to them.
During that time I became a VIP Contributor to Search Engine Journal (the 2nd largest SEO news site in the world with over 1 million visitors per month), and appeared around the web on industry blogs, webinars, and podcasts.
I continue to work with a select group of Financial Advisors through AWM.
I’m a Canadian ex-pat – I’ve lived in the United States since 1990. I’m married to Katie, and have two great children (Daniel and Ashley). When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family, cycling, walking, movies, reading and writing – my secret dream is to be a published author (both business and fiction). I cheer for the New England Patriots, Calgary Flames (very excited that we’re getting a team here in Las Vegas), UNLV and Oregon State basketball, and the Oakland A’s.
I am on the board for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and was the JV Girls Basketball coach at Coronado High School for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Thanks for reading! Hope you can join me in my journey to “the end of prospecting”.