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Brian Whitford

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7632 S Balsam Court, Littleton, Colorado, 80128, United States

(C) 720-231-3813,

Objective

To create a mutually beneficial working relationship with a growth-oriented company by increasing sales and raising profits in 2011.  Utilizing 15 years of real estate sales experience, from agent to owner/broker, I will identify marketing opportunities and maximize lead generation to produce consistent closings. 


Work Experience

Colorado Sales & Service Manager (03/01/2011 – Present)

Managed 36 accounts across Colorado Grew market 10% each year in poor economic conditions.

Last Employer: Natura Water

Contact Person: Chris Shumaker 1-212-205-5818

Responsibilities: To sell and service water filtration systems to Luxury & Boutique Hotels as well as 4 and 5 star restaurants. Schedule and perform regular maintenance as well as responding to emergency service calls.

Accomplishments: Stabilized a shrinking market with 10% growth each of the past 2 years. Reduced service calls by 75% due to proper training of customers and careful maintenance of our systems to allow the customer the best possible experience utilizing our products and services.

Carpenter (09/01/2006 – 12/31/2010)

Framing, Drywall, Flooring, Roofing, Trim, Electrical, Plumbing, Deconstruction

Last Employer: Bragdon Construction

Contact Person: Mark Bragdon, 720-350-0357

Responsibilities: Second in charge to General Contractor. Worked with subcontractors and inspectors to complete jobs in a timely manner and within budget. Interacted with homeowners to understand their concerns and adjust remodels to achieve optimum client satisfaction. Coordinated with suppliers to achieve maximum efficiency and limit downtime. Utilized post completion follow-up and marketing to ensure client satisfaction and to ask for referrals and future business.

Accomplishments: Increased bottom line by 20% each of the first three years with Bragdon construction due to increased efficiency, expense control and construction management.

Associate Real Estate Broker (09/01/2000 – 09/30/2007)

Real Estate of the Rockies, 2345 W. 7th St., Denver, CO, 80211, (303) 438-8080, February, 2005 - September, 2007: Prestige Real Estate Group, 520 Zang St., Ste. 200, Broomfield, CO, 80021, (303) 469-2837, May, 2002 - January, 2005: Re/Max 2000, Inc., 100 Main Street, Brighton, CO, September, 1999 - April, 2002

Last Employer: Self Employed

Contact Person: David Binkowski, 303-438-8080

Responsibilities: Utilized innovative marketing techniques through use of internet, print and social media to successfully increase sales each year from 1999 until 2005. Used local real estate knowledge and people skills to efficiently anticipate and proactively problem solve for an efficient sales process beginning with initial client contact through the closing of home sales. Educated first-time home buyers and sellers on the real estate process. Negotiated Colorado Real Estate Contracts with a fiduciary responsibilty to buyers and sellers. Maintained an up to date understanding of current Real Estate Law through continuing education. Maximized client value with post sale marketing techniques designed to solicit a steady flow of interested buyers through referrals.

Accomplishments: Increased total closings and gross commissions each year from 1999-2005

Owner/Broker (01/01/1999 – 08/31/2000)

Manufactured Housing Sales

Last Employer: Peak Realty

Contact Person: Brian Whitford, 720-231-3813

Responsibilities: Client acquisition through relationship marketing directly to manufactured housing managers and retail manufactured home sales contacts. Serviced clients from first contact through the closing and beyond. Arranged financing for prospective buyers with finance comanies working soley with manufactured home financing. Worked with community managers to make sure residents are approved for move-in and are aware of community rules and regulations before closing. Completed manufactured home sales contracts and finance contracts as an agent of the buyers and as a broker for the finance companies.

Accomplishments: Started a manufactured housing resale company and created a resale market in the Denver Metro area previously handled soley by in community sales programs.

Sales Manager (02/01/1996 – 12/31/1998)

NW Territory Sales Manager, Community Sales Manager- Redwood Estates

Last Employer: Chateau Communities, Inc.

Responsibilities: Managed and direct the sales programs of fifty four communities in fifteen different northwest states from Kansas City, Missouri to San Jose, California. Managed a sales budget 0f over five million dollars for fifty four sales programs. Educated employees in sales effective sales techniques. Maintained relationships with national suppliers to ensure production schedules and delivery dates. Developed and maintained mutually benefitial relationships with finance companies to secure the lowest rates available.

Accomplishments: 1997-1998 Increased community capacity 30%, Pine Lakes Ranch

Education

Establishment: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Degree: Bachelor of Science - Finance

Education Period: 09/01/1986 - 12/31/1990

Speciality: College of Business & Management

Average Grade: 3.066

Details: Majored in Finance, Minored in Marketing, Three year Member Sigma Chi Fraternity

Skills

I have a solid background of successful sales, excellent interpersonal skills and an extensive knowledge of the home building process. I have a strong desire to partner with a company that presents an opportunity to utilize those skills for our mutual benefit.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite Google Docs Quickbooks Pro Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin HP 12C Proficient

Foreign Language Skills: Understanding of Spanish, with limited ability to speak it.

Additional Information

Real Estate of the Rockies Awards: #1 Listing Volume, March, 2005; #2 Listing Volume, June, 2005; #2 Closed Volume, October, 2005

Honors: GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute - 2001

Conferences or Courses: Career Development, January, 2000; Real Estate Agency, February, 2000; Listing & Selling, March, 2000; Housing Construction, March, 2000: Advanced Law I & II, April, 2000; Residential Appraisal, May, 2000; Wonderful World of Finance, May, 2000; Investment and Taxation, June, 2000; Risk Reduction, June, 2000; Technology Applications in Real Estate, June, 2000; Ethics and Professional Practices, October, 2000; Basic Contracts, October, 2000; CREC Annual Update 2001-2007

Professional Membership: Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation, March, 1995 - December, 2006; Treasurer 1997 - 2001; Chairperson, Casino For A Cause, 2003 ($7,500 raised in five Casino Nights at Breckenridge Brewery); Chairperson, Brokers Benefiting Kids, 2004 ($325,000 were raised for local children's charities at the annual event)

Certifications or Licensures: Colorado Residential Real Estate Brokerage License, September, 1995 - September, 2007; RELO Certification April, 2003

Interests

I am interested in golfing, rafting, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Spending time with my wife and two children enjoying the many year round outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer is my highest free time priority.