Those who were able to make it out to our most recent mixer at Up a Creek Tavern in Howland benefited from the trade professionals who were also in attendance. Hopefully, most of the attendees met new contacts who they can refer clients to in the future and also increase their sphere of influence. In addition to bettering yourself professionally, one lucky attendee won the drawing between the agents for a brand new laptop computer.

We’re sure you’re anxious to find out who won. Well…drum roll please…

Congratulations to Bruce Stroney of Canfield, Ohio!

Bruce is a Realtor® from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwood Realty Services. With over 30 years experience in real estate, Bruce knows what it takes to bruce-stroney-canfield-ohio copycultivate a great real estate career:

“In real estate, and really any industry for that matter, you get out of it what you put into it,” said Bruce. “These Business Mixers that the AmeriFirst team puts on definitely work and really do help to educate Realtors®.”

On top of his real estate career, Bruce also works with AIM Roofing in Canfield, Ohio. His knowledge of both industries gives him a unique perspective on the Business Mixers.

“Many Realtors® simply don’t understand what they or their clients needs truly are when it comes to trades like roofing and construction. By meeting professionals at these Mixers and having those sort of contacts readily available, you become more knowledgeable in the process,” said Bruce.

Why Do We Do These?

Each month, AmeriFirst brings together leaders in different industries, keynote speakers, and well-respected peers in real estate with one goal in mind. That goal is to allow the agents who participate in the evening’s events to walk away a slightly better agent than when they arrived.

Matt Heikkinen, Business Development Manager with AmeriFirst, and the one in charge of organizing the mixers says, “My role at AmeriFirst can be simply stated as, I help Realtors® make more money.” One way of doing this is by increasing their level of knowledge and professionalism.”

As for the laptop, Bruce said he has already put it to good use and takes it with him for both his real estate and construction work.

While winning a laptop and enjoying some drinks with others in the industry is always a great time, we want you to remember that all of our mixers are custom-tailored to help grow your real estate career and foster better business.

It boils down to having the education and the networking circle to be able to service your clients with whatever they may need – before, during, and after the home transaction. By having this circle, you can refer the best roofer to your client a year after closing, or the best interior designer, or lawyer. These things matter to clients and can make a world of difference when years down the line they are looking to sell their home, and you are the first person they think of.

*Not intended as accounting or investment advice. Contact your financial representative for more information. *Winner was not chosen based upon past or future referrals of business.