HomeSmart ICARE Realty
Licensed real estate agents in California are required to “hang” our licenses with a Broker unless we have our own Broker License.. So does the brokerage that your agent sells with make a difference on buying and selling? You could likely find many many different opinions on this topic. For me it was pretty simple.
I had been in Real Estate for just over 4 years and had a small team. It was my partner Dennis Geare and I and our one team member Kendra Del Rio. We had some issues arise and we knew it was time to change brokers. Changing brokers is not easy. It is similar to a break up and a BIG move all in one. So of course we wanted to make a move that would fit us for many many years to come. After lot’s of research and conversations with brokers and agents, we made our choice. That choice was HomeSmart ICARE Realty.
HomeSmart ICARE Realty was a newer name in the California market and its business model and plan for agents was like no other we had seen. HomeSmart ICARE Realty is a veteran- owned company based in Phoenix, Arizona that operates franchise locations nationally. The owner of the HomeSmart ICARE Realty unit we were joining had been in business for about 6 years and has about 100 agents in the Sacramento/Roseville area.
The HomeSmart ICARE Realty business model is what attracted us, unlike any other we had seen. HomeSmart ICARE Realty offers low flat rate fees to licensed real estate agents based on transactions, giving us the freedom to build our business based on our team, and our business ethics and morals. And, of significant importance to us, gives us the ability to better assist our clients buy and sell homes! Finally, HomeSmart ICARE Realty are HUGE supporters of veterans and also of community events and groups.
We knew that a lot of people would not recognize the homeSmart ICARE Realty brand, but we had built our own team brand that would carry us through the change over. Now 2+ years later I am looking back on that decision to join HomeSmart ICARE Realty Grass Valley and so thankful we did. Making the change has allowed us to open our office located right where we want to be. The broker and owners of HomeSmart ICARE Realty have been kind, supportive and so much fun to get to know and work with. This change has also allowed us to do more for our community than we thought possible. We support groups like Safe and Sober Grad Night at BRHS, local school events, “Giving Tree” at Christmas, ASPOA Yard Sale event and we have been on the front-end of helping with natural disasters to get items to those in need.
So as we kick off 2019 and I look back over the last few years I can honestly say that making the switch to HomeSmart ICARE Realty Grass Valley and helping to open the office located at 10015 Alta Sierra Dr 5B Grass Valley, CA 95949 has been one of the best decisions!