Chris Stuart talks to industry leader Michael Valdes about what it takes to be successful in the real estate industry.
August 3, 2021 – Chris Stuart, President at PLACE, recently appeared as a guest on the Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast. The podcast, hosted by 15-year real estate industry veteran Michael Valdes, features in-depth conversations with established market leaders and top producers from around the world with the goal of empowering residential real estate agents to take on and succeed in their local luxury market segments.
“You have to be authentic to what you are great at.”
On this episode of GLREM, Chris Stuart discusses the measures it takes to be successful in the real estate industry. They converse on the importance of having a clear vision, surrounding yourself with strong leaders, and working in an organization that will push you and provide you the tools necessary to grow.
Chris Stuart, President of PLACE and former CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, has a great passion for agents. He is singularly focused on helping them achieve greater levels of success. He shares some pointed advice in this conversation that will be a great asset to many real estate professionals of all levels.
The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast is recorded in a conversational style, enabling guests to expound their wisdom to listeners. Its vast audience includes brokerage owners, developers, designers, and agents from more than 45 countries. All episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts. More information on the podcast, its host Michael Valdes, and all guests are available on the Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast website, www.glrem.com.
Stuart brings to PLACE an impressive track record of rapidly scaling real estate brokerages and franchises while driving the consumer brand and experience.
“Chris is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of scaling large real estate businesses and connecting them to consumer services,” said Ben Kinney, PLACE Co-founder. “Stuart joins our organization at the perfect time as we prepare to scale. His track record of rapid growth is in direct alignment with our immediate goal of continued expansion across North America.”
PLACE is a proprietary end-to-end technology platform that delivers a complete suite of business services exclusively to top agents, teams, and brokerages across the US and Canada. PLACE currently operates in over 70 locations across North America. PLACE ended 2020 with over $85 million in revenue and $19 million in profit, up 93% from the previous year. The platform is on pace to double again in 2021.
About Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast aims to empower residential real estate agents to take on and succeed in their local luxury market segments. Hosted by acclaimed industry veteran Michael Valdes, the podcast features in-depth conversations with established market leaders and top producers from around the world. Listeners of the podcast include brokerage owners, developers, designers, and agents from more than 45 countries. New episodes of the Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast are released weekly on Tuesdays and available wherever you get podcasts. For more information, or to listen, visit: https://www.glrem.com/.
About Michael Valdes
Michael Valdes is a 15-year real estate industry veteran with a focus on international business development. He worked for five years as a real estate agent in Miami where he built a team of 10 and completed $200 million in sales annually. Valdes has since spent the last decade working with established real estate brands to expand their global footprint, including growing the Sotheby’s International Realty network from six countries to over 70. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of International Expansion at eXp Realty and holds board positions with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). With a passion for mentoring up-and-comers in the industry, Valdes started the Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast as a way to reach a larger audience. As host of the podcast, he speaks with each guest in a way that allows listeners to feel like they’re eavesdropping on a conversation between friends while also gaining valuable insight into navigating industry challenges to ultimately reach success.
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