REAL PEOPLE: Winston Covington (Orange County, CA)
Your name: Winston R. Covington
Real estate market: Orange County, California
Real estate professional since: Full service Realtor since 1978
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? Orange County has A LOT of real estate agents and competition is fierce. Trust, integrity, experience and a strong dedication to ALWAYS doing the right thing for clients defines a successful Agent.
How have you used commission advances from eCommission in the past: eCommission has been a valuable business tool for me for well over 12 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. A good manager can make all the difference in the world. I also strongly recommend that they attend Mike Ferry Seminars… He’s the greatest Real Estate Coach I know and has a lot of info online at www.mikeferry.com. I’ve been attending his programs since the early 1980’s and he has definitely helped me ” raise the bar ” in my business.
Is there a business book you would recommend other agents read?The best book I can recommend to anyone in business is ” Think and Grow Rich ” by Napoleon Hill.
Do you have a motto for your life? “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe…he CAN achieve! ” by Napoleon Hill. I have another quote that I try to remember whenever the pressures of the job / life are weighing heavy on my shoulders. “I’m too blessed to be stressed.” Words of wisdom from a cashier in a department store in Chicago.
What’s your favorite activity in your free time: I have 4 great kids and doing anything with them is a blast! It’s like going to a comedy club. 🙂