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I Didn’t Know My Realtor Could Help Me Move Across the Country

I Didn’t Know My Realtor Could Help Me Move Across the Country

‘Moving’ – a term that can cause many to cringe. Add ‘across the country” and there is no longer a cringe, it can be full-blown panic even for the most experienced of movers. Selling your home, buying a new one, and moving across town can have its own level of challenges, but moving 1,000+ miles has a whole new set of obstacles.

But where to even begin? Many of us hit the internet in the search for a new home. We determine where we want to move, what the budget is, how many bedrooms we need, maybe a fenced-in yard, and we filter all of that into search engines such as Zillow and Realtor.com. Before we know it, there is a slew of options. You spend hours sitting on the couch swiping away like it’s Tinder-for-real estate and then it happens…the perfect one. It checks all the boxes. It even has a pool – ‘did I even want a pool? I do now!’  

Many people’s first instinct is to fill in their contact information to be contacted by an agent or contact the listing agent directly. While they will get you to an agent who can assist you in setting up a showing of your dream home, they may not be the best agent suited for you. So now what? 

Your local Realtor® may be the key! 

Realtors® work hard to create strong relationships with top agents all over the nation to ensure they have not only a local team of people to refer to clients but also a group of agents in other areas for clients such as yourself looking to make a big move.

Why do agents take the time to do this? 

1 – Agents are in the business of relocation. Both local and thousands of miles away, they want to ensure that their clients have a solid support team wherever they are headed. 

2 – Referrals. Agents can receive a commission at closing from your agent when they refer them. 

3 – Relationships. Agents care about the relationships they build. Buying and selling can be an emotional roller coaster. Agents understand that if they can help you through this time and work for you, you are more likely to use them again or refer them out to your friends, family, and colleagues. 

How do agents find Realtors® to assist nationwide? 

Thanks to the internet, we all have a way to communicate easily with people that are thousands of miles away. Realtors have the ability to make relationships through social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn and through apps such as NuOp where agents can easily look up agents in your prospective area looking to assist new clients. They are able to contact them, vet them and give them ALL of the information they will need to assist you in your relocation. NuOp also has the ability to find referrals for relocation experts, local attorneys, dentists, landscapers…you name it! 

Although the emotions of a nationwide move can vary from exciting to daunting, one of the best assets you can utilize to start the hunt is your local agent. They will be able to ensure your current home sells and you are set up with the best person to assist you in your new hometown. 

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Member Spotlight- Kevin Many

Member Spotlight- Kevin Many

Kevin Many- Inside Sales Professional- Warwick, NY

I have to be honest – I didn’t head into my talk with Kevin expecting a book recommendation, but by the end, I was hitting “add to cart” on Amazon. That book that he recommended –  “Fanatical Prospecting” by Jeb Blount.  It is not a term I had ever heard, but Kevin could not stop explaining the importance of calls, your funnel, and pipeline. Kevin has dubbed himself the Inside Sales Rainmaker at NuOp and Green Team Referral Realty. You can tell from his excitement that he sincerely loves what he does. 

Kevin started off running excavators and quickly worked his way into Field Operations and Engineering for communications companies. When you listen to Kevin explain how the team of 150+ people he managed ran fiber lines through tunnels and oceans, you suddenly feel like you probably should have stayed in college a bit longer. But Kevin is quick to point out life is all about learning new things and constantly evolving. 

He found himself a few times in the middle of company restructures, but that never stopped him from moving on. He started a marketing business in the middle of a recession with his wife Krissy, which worked its way up to #3 in the country. As with many, COVID hit and Kevin found himself in yet another company restructure. Before he knew it, a discussion with NuOp founder, Geoffrey Green, ended in an Inside Sales Job. A brand new position in a newer platform, Kevin was given the chance to use his knowledge and drive to create a pipeline from scratch. Starting with finding and nurturing leads for agents at Green Team Realty, which then expanded into utilizing the NuOp platform to move leads through its nationwide network. Off the top of his head, Kevin was able to tell me he had referred out 332 vetted leads in the last 6 months through NuOp, with his latest connection in Maui. “That is why NuOp is great. It is an easy-to-use platform and the reach is nationwide.” When I asked him what he finds challenging about Inside Sales he said, “the only challenge is keeping up with all the leads! It’s a good place to be!” 

Kevin takes his pipeline seriously and strives to continually nurture and check in on each and every lead he has through different avenues such as LinkedIn, Facebook, texting, emails, and the good-ol-fashioned phone call. He loves to build solid relationships and connections with people and is currently on a country-wide hunt for agents to refer leads utilizing the NuOp app.  

Unstoppable is one of the best ways to describe Kevin. He is doing what he loves and what he is passionate about and you can tell that through conversation with him. There is a zest and tenacity in every statement. In everything he is a part of…work, family, football – Kevin is out to have fun and build relationships with great people. He is a visionary with solid goals and consistently working towards the next great thing.

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