September 27, 2023


New Estate

HW+ Member Highlight: Jeff Thompson

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HW+ member spotlight Jeff

This week’s HW+ member highlight options Jeff Thompson, CEO at Windermere Group One.

HW Media: What’s your present favourite HW+ article and why?

Jeff Thompson: I drastically respect the Each day Replace that reveals up on a regular basis in my electronic mail. I’m additionally enthusiastic about your partnership with RealTrends. I’ve been a fan of Steve Murray and his group for over 15 years.

HW Media: What’s your favourite profit out of your HW+ membership and/or why are you having fun with the HW+ neighborhood?

Jeff Thompson: My favourite profit from HousingWire are the articles from Logan Mohtashami. I respect his perception and his ardour for the true property and mortgage enterprise.

HW Media: What has been your largest studying alternative?

Jeff Thompson: My largest studying alternative was after I was appointed as a Commissioner to the Washington State Actual Property Fee. I served 12 years and discovered a lot concerning the Division of Licensing and our Washington Realtor Affiliation. Though, I’ll say that I be taught one thing new daily. This enterprise is ever altering and that’s most likely one of many engaging issues about being a proprietor of an actual property workplace.

HW Media: What’s the greatest piece of recommendation you’ve ever acquired?

Jeff Thompson: The most effective piece of recommendation I’ve ever acquired was from my father. We didn’t have so much rising up and my father wasn’t an enormous conversationalist, however after I was working two jobs to pay for school, he advised me “at all times do greater than you’re paid to do and you may be the final particular person they need to let go.” My dad labored two jobs most of his life. My work ethic is due to him.

HW Media: When do you are feeling like successful in your job?

Jeff Thompson: I really feel like successful at my job after I see an agent or a member of our workers obtain success. I’ve the chance daily to work with some superb individuals. Watching them succeed and have the ability to give again to our neighborhood and to supply for his or her households, whereas serving to individuals begin their path to monetary wealth, by no means will get outdated. We imagine strongly in homeownership as a path to monetary freedom.

Our firm’s mission assertion is “Unlocking the facility of Possession.” Our mission is twofold, not simply unlocking the facility of homeownership but in addition the facility of proudly owning your individual life. We like to have a look at our future ten years out. Our choices as we speak must be seen by means of a lens wanting ten years into the long run. Retains pleasure in our lives.

HW Media: What retains you up at night time and why?

Jeff Thompson: What retains me up at night time is the extent of competency in our actual property occupation. Now we have made it too simple to get a license (not less than in Washington State), we don’t require any degree of manufacturing from brokers and persevering with schooling is way too simple. 

I’ve a daughter and a grandson in actual property and I would like them to have as nice of a profession as I’ve had. But when we don’t enhance our schooling, coaching and professionalism, the general public will quickly not see any worth in hiring us.

HW Media: What’s one factor that individuals aren’t being attentive to that you just assume they need to be being attentive to?

Jeff Thompson: The one huge factor that individuals aren’t being attentive to is the continued improve in lack of affordability for first-time homebuyers. We have to get the native governments concerned within the growth course of and work to get collaboration between the developer, builder, itemizing actual property firm and native authorities, so we are able to maintain the fee down and supply proprietor occupied reasonably priced housing.

All events must comply with make the method simpler, smoother and quicker after which comply with all make rather less revenue. I do know, possibly I’m simply dreaming. 

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