My name is Bob Albanese and I will be a regular blog contributor. I have been in the real estate industry for 22 years and have seen this industry from every vantage point. Whether as a top regional salesperson (1986-1990), award-winning Broker/Manager (three locations, 1990-1999) for Weichert Realtors or as Director (1999-2006) and later Vice President (2006-2008) for The Prudential Real Estate Business Consulting Team, real estate has been my singular focus.
I joined the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate team on April 24th, 2008, and the pace has been fast and furious ever since, which is exactly how I like it to be. Many things about launching this new iteration of the brand inspire me, but I think that the most fascinating aspect of this endeavor is the ability to at once re-launch such a well-respected brand name, while at the same time having the ability to align that brand with today’s sensibilities and critical 21st century business requirements. The brand’s effort is unique in this respect and I believe that time will prove our new model to be perfectly suited for ongoing success in our industry.
I will be working closely with Nicolai Kolding in developing and implementing the next generation of strategic business building tools and services. Our combined experiences make us the ideal team to bring needed financial analytics as well as operational and managerial coaching to an industry that is calling out for more of both.
I look forward to speaking with you further as we go forward toward our launch date and beyond. In the mean time, if you have any great ideas you think we should implement, let us know!