Real People: Todd Stewart (Sacramento County, CA)
Your name: Todd Stewart
Real estate market: Sacramento County, California
Real estate professional since: Full service Realtor since 2003
What you love most about being an agent: Helping my clients achieve the dream of home ownership!
Any specific challenges and opportunities of your local market? Sacramento County has A LOT of high producing real estate agents and competition is very stiff. Honesty, experience and a strong dedication to ALWAYS doing the right thing goes a long way toward building trust with clients.
How have you used commission advances from eCommission in the past: eCommission has been a valuable business tool for me for well over 5 years. It has allowed me to cover unforeseen business expenses, promote my listings, help my clients and cover my expenses in between escrows.
Any advice you can share with new agents: New agents need a mentor along with all of the training that they can get. This business is all about marketing yourself. A good manager can make all the difference in the world too.
Is there a business book you would recommend other agents read? I would suggest the Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller.
Do you have a motto for your life? “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. This works in Business as well as your personal life.
What’s your favorite activity in your free time: Spending time with friends and family.