Have you ever planted a garden, and one morning you wake up to see how your small plot of land has been transformed into a magical tapestry of color, smells, and vibrant beauty? Well, that is the way we feel every morning when we see how many awesome Allison James Estates and Homes agents are blossoming and thriving with our 100 percent commission formula. One of our most prized “flowers” in our wonderful garden is Deanna Smith-Faraone, a consummate real estate professional that represents the San Diego communities of Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Oceanside, Encinitas, and Leucadia.
Deanna brings 17 years of real estate experience to us, and for five years, the founder of Town Square Realty Group that services the entire county of San Diego. Deanna knows her stuff too as her Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation will prove. However, what really “wows” her clients is her remarkable marketing strategies, use of cutting edge technology, and even free home staging services! She does everything she can to generate maximum exposure for her clients’ homes including real video tours that are published on YouTube, and using specialized drone technology for eye-catching photos and videos.
Deanna also juggles a full family life with her husband and three children, but still manages to be a top-performing agent in sales, and agent referrals!
You are truly an inspiration, Deanna!
So Why Did You Decide To Join Allison James Estates and Homes?
After many years in the real estate industry as an agent with some of the Top Brokerages in the country, I was introduced Allison James Estates & Homes in 2011. I had been approached many times by other brokerages and always thought the cost would exceed the benefits, and only take away from my business. One day, after crunching some numbers, I realized that I paid the last company $34,000 for the previous year to do absolutely nothing. Then I heard about Allison James. The 100% commission concept was explained, made absolute sense, and that alone sold me! As a very independent agent with a great referral database and no need for a physical office the 100% commission concept was all I needed to know.
What Do You Love Most About Allison James Estates and Homes?
This company and the brokers who are there for the agents do more for the agents then any of the companies I had been with in the past. The owners hired some of the best people to help them implement plans, education benefits, broker compliance systems, digital file systems, weekly webinars, social events, fundraising activities, free marketing tools for agents, and advertising review system, programs to implement ease in transactions and services to clients, and on and on and on and on. Not to mention they offer a referral program to the agents who refer other agents making it absolutely possible to run a business through a company without paying a dime.
Also the broker/agent relationship has changed for me in that I feel like now I am part of the family and I know that everything I do in my business is with the utmost care and integrity as I always want to do the best for my clients, but also for what I call “Our Company”. I have a duty to my brokerage as an employee of the brokerage to use the tools they have given me for virtually nothing to not only run an amazing business, but to be the elite agent they deserve.
About Allison James Estates and Homes:
Founded in 2008, Allison James Estates and Homes (AJI) is ranked one of the top 20 real estate brokerage firms in the nation that uses a new business model based on cutting edge technology and remote agent representation. Every Allison James agent keeps100 percent of their sales commission in exchange for a flat monthly fee. Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, Allison James employs more than 1200 licensed real estate agents in 16 states. Since it founding, Allison James has experienced exponential year-over-year growth in both velocity and volume. In 2015, Allison James posted 9,600 completed real estate transactions valued at $2.8 billion.