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7 Reasons Why Your Brokerage Matters

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

As a realtor looking for a place to call home, you might wonder what makes this brokerage different from the others.

Imagine walking into a place where everyone knows your name, and you're greeted with smiles and high-fives. This is what it feels like to be part of our team. We believe in building a family-like atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected.

But it's not just about the warm and fuzzy feelings. Our brokerage provides the tools and resources you need to succeed. We offer advanced technology to help streamline your business and make your life easier. From CRM software to marketing materials, we have everything you need to take your career to the next level.

GiGi Faulkner began RE/MAX First in 1990 with the intention of providing exemplary real estate services to the OKC Metro area. Fast-forward over thirty years later and RE/MAX First continues to be a pillar in Oklahoma City real estate and a home to some of the most top producing agents in the OKC Metro area.

Barry Whittington's role as Managing Broker at RE/MAX First serves to ensure our agents always have his over 30 years of experience to draw guidance and inspiration from. Barry is active in planning all of our trainings and coordinating guest speakers so that our agents always have the most current and up-to-date market-related information. Barry's attentiveness and willingness to help plays a large hand in our brokerage's success.

We provide ongoing training and education to help you stay ahead of the game. Guest speakers we host range from lenders giving updates on market rates to appraisers, home builders and representatives of various agencies to include OREC and OHFA.

In-house trainings include social media how-to's & deep dives as well as Canva classes for beginners & experts! Our newest training focuses on utilizing artificial intelligence in real estate!

Finally, our monthly Mastermind meetings allow our agents to come together and discuss what they're seeing in the market, client feedback, marketing activities and other relevant real estate topics.

You can bet the biggest brand in real estate has some big time marketing solutions to match! RE/MAX provides agents with built in branding solutions so that agents are always professionally represented in digital and print media.

RE/MAX First provides agents with in-house marketing solutions that range from brand creation, content creation, print marketing media such as postcards, business cards, brochures and promo cards; not to mention digital marketing solutions such as website management, email marketing and social media management.

In office and out of office opportunities for networking are plentiful! We love to network not only with each other but with other professionals in the field!

In a relationship-based business like real estate, we are always conscious about giving back to the community. We believe in using our success to make a positive impact in our community. Whether it's volunteering at a local charity or organizing a fundraiser, we believe in doing our part to make the world a better place. Our office and most of our agents actively donate to Children's Miracle Network to benefit our local children's hospital right here in Oklahoma City.

Our office staff is second to none, and are often times our agent's biggest cheerleaders during transactions!

Cindy Huffstutlar, our Director of Agent Services, wears many hats at the front of the office where she assists in file compliance, charitable donations coordination, as well as various administrative tasks. Her attention to detail and her uplifting attitude are some of her best traits and why we all love coming into the office!

Jeri Cox, our Office Director & Director of Marketing, brings her creative marketing expertise and curates marketing solutions to fit both RE/MAX and individual, customized needs of our agents. Along with marketing duties, Jeri ensures that our agents are in compliance with their transaction files and that the office runs smoothly. She plans many of our office's networking events and handles all office media coordination to include social media, email, website and print media. Jeri prides herself on building relationships with each of the agents and enjoys helping them brand their businesses.

The gem at the heart of RE/MAX First is none other than GiGi Faulkner, our fearless leader, and she pours her years of experience and business savviness into our agents by offering 1-on-1 business coaching.

Many of our agents have seen substantial year over year growth by utilizing new & classic methods and personalized growth strategies when coaching with GiGi. When our agents want to get to the next level, its no question who they need to talk to!

Our agents at all experience levels are always happy to lend a helping hand or a friendly ear when needed. We take pride in our collaborative atmosphere and are proud to be home to some of the most genuine and kind hearted professionals in the real estate market.

Finally, our culture and values - what we're ultimately known for in our community and industry - come down to this: Personal Service & Integrity First. Not only do we promise this to our agents, but we expect that to be passed to their clients and on that, we have always over-delivered.

If you're interested in experiencing what its like to belong to a brokerage that puts you First, then we would love to meet with you.

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