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Interviewer: Welcome to Metro Brokers TV. I am here with Joe Bingham from Metro Brokers Bingham & Company. Joe, thanks for joining us.
Joe Bingham: Thank you Kari.
Interviewer: So you are the president of Metro Brokers DTC Marina Square office, made up of over 95 of Colorado's top independent real estate brokers.
Joe Bingham: Yes, in addition to being a Metro Broker and having my own real estate firm, Bingham & Company, I also happen to be the President of one of the largest offices where we service 95 independent brokers and provide their office needs.
Interviewer: Metro Brokers is on the cutting edge of the real estate industry isn't it?
Joe Bingham: Absolutely. The industry has been trending more and more towards the independent brokerage over the last 30 years. As more and more tools become available, the internet, multi lists and all those different things that we didn't have 30 years ago, and as it becomes more innovative the small independent brokerages are the way to go.
Interviewer: So you have experience working for both a large brokerage firm and now as an independent broker?
Joe Bingham: Absolutely, I spent a number of years with Coldwell Banker and RE/MAX, both good companies, but really after a lot of success in the business I decided that my customers and I would be better served as an independent broker. The one big catch was being a totally independent broker, you don't have any recognition of a brand or camaraderie of thousand other brokers, so Metro Brokers offered a fantastic option where you could be part of an organization of over a thousand top brokers, recognized brand in Colorado but yet be an independent brokerage able to serve your customers even better.
Interviewer: And Metro Brokers is a recognized name in real estate.
Joe Bingham: Absolutely. Because of our model we actually do probably about, in the top two or three of all the production sales of homes in Colorado but yet with 600 independent small companies it is hard for the multi list and the different organizations to measure us, so it is easy that they leave us off some of their charts, if you see some of the charts from our competitors they don't put us where we belong and either first, second or third in production in the state because we are a little harder to track, but we are doing a ton of business out there.
Interviewer: So tell us how the consumer benefits from working with a Metro Brokers agent?
Joe Bingham: Well the consumer gets best of both worlds, you get a large brand that's recognized, which is Metro Brokers, but yet you get to work one on one with a broker who either owns their company or they are a direct associate and mentee of a broker who owns their own company. So we tend to give more personalized, more experienced and better service because of that one on one relationship, versus when you work with a salesman from a large company you are one salesman out of 500, you are so distant from really the owner of the company and the managing broker that the service is not always what it is cracked up to be.
Interviewer: Do you have any advice for other real estate professionals out there?
Joe Bingham: Absolutely. Once you find yourself in some success in this business and have some experience you owe it to yourself to look into the concept of having your own brokerage and being part of the Metro Brokers brand. You will make more money, you will give better service to your customers and you will just have an overall better experience by doing half the paperwork because you are the broker and you are the owner or you are a close associate of that broker-owner.
Interviewer: Wonderful. Well Joe thank you so much for joining us today.
Joe Bingham: Thank you Kari, I enjoyed it.
Interviewer: So did I. For more real estate related videos, please join us online at Metro Brokers TV.