Family Members In The Workplace

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments


A recent article in The Wall Street Journal discussed residential real estate and the issues faced with working with Family Members. Our own Mark Olesh, Regional Director was quoted in the article.

The secret to a successful family brokerage, says Mark Olesh, South Florida regional director for Keller Williams Realty in Palm Harbor, Fla., is to treat even close relatives as nonfamily hires. Rather than simply “throwing them in a spot” because of familiarity, the firm offers training courses to allow agents to objectively assess each an incoming family member’s skills, he says. One person can be a better manager while another can excel at sales. Firing a family member can be even more difficult. And a professional mistake can easily seep into your personal life. If family members, “are fighting in the workplace, it’s not going to be fun at home either,” he says.

Read The Full Article Here.

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Nikki along with her husband Gary, became licensed in 1986 and over the years built a mega sales team that has served over 3700 families with a volume of 560 million dollars in sales. They both hold the CRS designation. Nikki is also the broker/owner of 3 Keller Williams Realty offices, 2 Title companies and the operating partner for the South Florida region for Keller Williams Realty. Nikki has spoken and trained for FAR, CRS, Howard Brinton Star Power, Numerous real estate boards, Aetna insurance, The Rotary, Tampa Bay Builders association, and the YMCA to mention a few. She is a master trainer for Keller Williams University and has helped to write many courses for real estate professionals. Being a firm believer in education she is continually sharpening her skills through education and walks the walk by sharing her knowledge and experience.

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