Weidel Realtors Collaborate in Tulsa
Brenda Maxfield, Weidel Vice President, recently attended a meeting of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, CEO Exchange group, FM Partners, hosted by McGraw Realtors, Tulsa, OK. Other brokerages in attendance represented Fresno and Los Angeles, CA, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, VA, West Orange, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Clarks Summit, PA, Ames, IA, and Kalamazoo, MI.
This was the second meeting of this new group and led by Luke Strawn, Senior Vice President, McGraw Realtors. The first was held in October, 2012, at Roy Wheeler Realty Co. in Charlottesville, VA and led by Michael Guthrie, CEO. The FM Partnership consists of Brokers who are non-competitive geographically and must be an Independent Brokerage and member of LeadingRE®. Membership is limited to a maximum of 15 companies and members must abide by strict confidentiality and rules voted on by the group.
The objective of the FM Partnership is to share ideas and learn how members are approaching business, cultivating their business, growing profits, which technologies they have implemented and are finding successful, recruiting ideas, and affiliated businesses. Members meet at the hosts’ brokerage to assess their business model and provide a synopsis to the Brokers/Owners of the company on all positive aspects of the model and any suggestions that may help improve performance.
“I am honored to be a part of the original group and excited that we added three more brokerages to the group this year. When we gathered for the first time last year, we were all charting new waters and implementing a new process together,” commented Brenda Maxfield, Weidel VP. “FM Partnership, which actually stands for Forward \
Motion Partnership, is just that. It has provided excellent opportunity to brainstorm with some of the finest real estate executives in the industry to identify ways that we all can successfully move our companies forward to better serve our sales associates and their clients. Think of it as a mastermind group or brain trust, if you will. While the process is very intense, it proves invaluable in lessons learned and best practices,” Maxfield added.