National real estate organization, United® Real Estate, announced this week the appointment of its new managing broker, Gary Stevens, to lead the United Real Estate office in Chicagoland. Stevens previously held the position of Vice President of Sales at Baird And Warner and will now be responsible for the growth and support of United Real Estate Chicago's operations. With over 30 years of experience in all phases of the residential real estate industry, Stevens brings the expertise to expand United's full-service, 100-percent commission model in the Chicagoland market. This model was created to address the long-standing challenges agents face in the real estate brokerage industry. Agents are provided the latest in training, marketing, technology and access to a national referral network, all while receiving 100-percent of commissions generated.
"At United Real Estate, our primary focus is providing our agents the services, tools and support that they need to be successful," says Rick Haase, president, United Real Estate. "Gary's extensive experience in sales, coaching, effective customer service and technology were precisely the skills we were looking for in the leadership of our operations in this region. The growth and success he has accomplished in his career is proof of his dedication to agents and we are thrilled to welcome him to the United Real Estate family."
Gary Stevens began his career as a highly successful real estate agent in San Francisco before advancing to management where he served as a top ranked managing broker for both Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento and Baird And Warner Real Estate in Chicagoland. During his time as managing broker, on the West Coast as well as right here in Chicago, Stevens was able to grow his offices and the production of agents under his leadership and consistently bring some of the most productive agents in the firm. Stevens joins the current management team to lead United in our considerable expansion in the market.
"Through my career across the country, I have been able to witness the continual industry changes, including developing technology and a multitude of brokerage models offered to agents. One thing that has not changed is the importance I place on supporting our agents," expresses Gary Stevens. "The growth and success of our agents should be first priority. When I learned of the United Real Estate model, I knew this was the position for me. The emphasis the entire company places on providing agents the support and tools they need is a trait I align with perfectly. I am immensely looking forward to my future with United Real Estate Chicago and I am excited to begin my work with the current management team and our agents – assessing their goals and hopes for the future and helping them on their path to growth and success."
Agents interested in learning about career opportunities with United Real Estate Chicago can visit JoinUnitedRealEstateChicago.com. To learn more about United Real Estate's franchising opportunities, visit GrowWithUnited.com or call 888-960-0606.
A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a "frontrunner" in the real estate industry in 2013, "part of the next generation of real estate brokers" in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the "Power 200 Most Influential" from 2015-2018 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 3,800 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in 2015-2017 and 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500® - Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchise and Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United's core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United's charity of choice.
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