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Real Estate Apprentice say Aloha to Grand Prize Winner

  • J.J. Leininger Kauai Resident Wins Top Honors

    ALISO VIEJO, CA, March 14, 2007– J.J. Leininger of Kauai, Hawaii, a rookie agent working full time with Makai Properties LLC was today named as the Grand Prize Winner for the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation’s 5th Season by an independent panel of judges. Leininger, who received her real estate education at Vitousek School of Real Estate in Hawaii, wins $70,000 in fast track real estate products. First licensed as a real estate salesperson in September of 2006, Leininger dove in head first as a full time agent. She is working daily to achieve her goal of consistently closing at least $10,000,000 per year in transactions. JJ currently has six active listings for a total of over $3,500,0000, has closed 3 sales prior and has 2 more in escrow. In January of 2007, she joined Makai Properties LLC, who is the lead broker on an exciting new subdivision consisting of 70 luxury homes on Kiahuna Golf Course at Poipu Beach, Kauai. “I have never seen an agent who has started as quickly, who is so hungry, and who strives to achieve excellence with such dedication and single mindedness as J.J. Leininger,” said Roberta Charles, Broker and Partner of Makai Properties.

    When asked what Leininger would do with her Grand Prize Winnings she responded with the following comment: “I will evaluate each and every Real Estate Apprentice opportunity and use it to the fullest benefit in my career. I am hungry for knowledge and have already completed the ABR course offered by Hogan School of Real Estate. I realize that branding and marketing myself is an important part of successful real estate, therefore I am grateful for the opportunity to have a head start in expanding my career through website help, professional mentoring, education, and the use of other hi-tech tools provided.”
    $70,000 of Success Tools
    Leininger will receive the following fast-track success education and tools, courtesy of various benevolent and visionary Real Estate Apprentice Foundation Sponsors:
    A comprehensive personal identity and marketing package created by Hobbs/Herder including: custom logo and stationary package, marketing campaign and corporate brochure, personalized PowerKards™ and the design and construction of a branded website.

    Hands-on technology and business systems consulting by McLean International. The technology includes business vision and marketing plan coordination; office setup for maximum functionality and efficiency; the selection and set up of electronic signatures and voice messaging; file organization and sales support consulting on a pre-listing package, listing package and buyer package; and the creation of a listing system, closing system, and contact management system.

    Unlimited access for two years to an online real estate mentoring service offered by iSucceed, including weekly Tele-Seminars, hundreds of business tips, tools, money-making systems and marketing strategies, a special “Ask your Mentor” program, and Home Seller’s and Buyer’s Workbooks.

    An open platform Transaction Manager Software Solution by First American Residential Group that provides an integrated set of tools used during all phases of a real estate transaction, from listing to closing. This highly configurable technology currently serves many constituents, including the residential real estate professional, Multiple Listing Service (MLS), commercial agents, new homebuilders, title and closing operations. The Transaction Manager automates and documents manual processes, increasing user efficiency and enriching the experience.

    Saris Technologies maker of Eppraisal.com, will be providing a subscription service that allows anyone to quickly and easily take the first step to buying, selling, or refinancing a home by providing instant access to property valuations, real estate professionals and additional services.

    CreateAPlan will facilitate business planning needs for two years via an online business planning software that provides complete monitoring of all key business indicators, including marketing events, listings, sales, expenses, and much more.

    Thomson is providing a comprehensive set of real estate books.

    The highly acclaimed Accredited Seller Representative® (ASR) course and designation sponsored by the Seller Agency Council.

    A versatile and easy-to-understand Mortgage Calculator and Laser Dimension Master with the complete starter package for the Qualifier Plus IIIx Calculator provided by Calculated Industries.

    A comprehensive suite of detailed information about any neighborhood in the country, including facts about schools, home values, crime rates, cost-of-living and other demographics. The eNeighborhoods sponsored Power Suite also includes Neighborhood Report, contacts, CMA, BuyerTour, Flyers, Campaign Manager and website.

    Membership to The Real Estate Cyberspace Society with a treasure chest of secrets about marketing real estate on the Internet.

    ExpressCopy provides complimentary printing from the best online digital printing and mail house specializing in low-cost, high-quality, full-color direct mail with 24-hour turnaround.

    One full year’s subscription to the online and print magazines Broker Agent News and RISMedia Real Estate, the most trusted names in real estate news.

    A starter kit plus a 12-month subscription that allows you to create stunning Internet and CD-based virtual tours for your listings, including neighborhood tours for those out-of-town buyers sponsored by VisualTours.

    Season VI Now in Full Swing!
    The sixth season of the Real Estate Apprentice® Foundation’s grant competition began on January 1st and ends June 30th, 2007. Apply for a free Real Estate Apprentice Grant today. All applicants receive a minimum grant of $250 in real estate-oriented educational products and services, just for answering three essay questions.