Corcoran of Corcoran Coaching & Consulting. “Coaching was a game changer for me. Everything opened up for me, and I started going in a completely different direction with a focus on building a team,” she says. Corcoran told me to step out of the industry and look at the forty-thousandfoot view. Where do I want to take this company? What kind of philanthropic endeavors do I want to create? He’s been pounding that into my head, and it’s really sinking in.” She says her positive approach and high energy help her navigate her busy real estate career as well as her toddler twins, Faith and Foster. “They keep my husband and me very busy,” says Wienands, who spends the majority of her downtime in parks and in the driveway watching the kids ride up and down
the cul-de-sac. “I think my aha moment was when my twins were born,” she laughs. “The whole world changed that day, and I became very focused on legacy and creating a future that I would be proud of and that, eventually, they would also appreciate.” When it comes to marketing, she says, videos are the key to the future of real estate. She developed a video blog that offers critical information to buyers and sellers. “We’re building a new office, and we are including a soundproof media room with a green screen,” she says. The current videos focus on the common mistakes they see buyers and sellers make. Her ultimate goal, she says, is to “wrap up the year hitting our goals, exceeding our goals and pleasing our customers.”
No. 9 Individuals by Transaction Sides Blair Myers, Team Blair—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Success Warner Robins, Georgia Loves: sweet tea and baked goods—in moderation, of course Wants to: spend more time outside the business traveling Claim to fame: Appears on reality TV show “Like a Boss,” produced by Nick Cannon on the Oxygen Channel. “I declined the second season because it takes too much time to film.” When Blair Myers was just nine years old, he would pull the Home Hunters magazine out of the Sunday newspaper and beg his mother to go to open houses after church. “I would pretend I was showing the houses to buyers,” says Blair, who admits he thought real estate meant nice cars, fancy clothing and fun open houses. “Of course,” he laughs, “that’s not my everyday life, but it sounded good back then.” However, when college graduation came, Myers was a bit concerned about being in real estate. “No salary, no benefits—that’s scary,” he says. But, his father insisted and told him he would pay for real estate school and some of his bills if he moved to Warner Robins, Georgia. He agreed and got his real estate license in 2004. He thought he would relocate to a bigger city someday—Atlanta or Miami. “I always saw myself as a big city person. I’m the jolly blond giant because I have thick, bushy blond hair and I’m tall. Plus, I joke that I popped out of the womb with a bag of Skittles tasting the rainbow. I came out as gay to my parents, and they weren’t surprised. I stick out like a sore thumb in this small town,” he says. “But, to my surprise, I became the No. 1 agent here in both production and closed units for seven consecutive years, so I stayed.” 20
Lives of Real Estate
Welcome to the fall 2017 edition of LORE magazine! We’re bringing you the amazing stories of the lives of real estate (LORE) professionals i...