Congratulations to Janer Melendez, of Grapevine, TX for being our seventh iPad3 winner!
Janer launched his career in Real Estate in Puerto Rico and then moved to Texas several years ago. With over 12 years experience in the business in two very different markets, he has learned quite a bit and adapted well to the differences in the two locales.
Janer chose to partner with the Mike Bowman Century 21 office in Dallas because of all the tools and daily training that was available to him there. One of the tools offered is the ePropertySites.com platform, which has become invaluable to Janer and many fellow Realtors in helping them grow and stand out in their business.
Janer shared that he had a lot of fun playing the iPad game, while learning all there was to know about the system by trying to locate the apple icon.
When asked whether or not he specializes in a particular area, Janer said most of his time is spent pushing himself to grow his business through networking, focusing on meeting new clients and developing relationships. He has hosted multiple open houses and will continue to be available for more in the future, especially now that he is the proud owner of a new iPad! “I am especially excited to use many of the iPad friendly Open House tools,” Janer said, which includes LookyLeads.com and a registration and feedback application for potential buyers who visit the featured property.
Comparing the differences between Texas and Puerto Rico, Janer shared that in Puerto Rico contract negotiations were much easier as agents take the time to verbally go back and forth to hammer out a deal before any actual contract is forged. There isn’t a need for multiple counter proposals, he said, as either a verbal agreement is reached and drafted or it isn’t. And while the restrictions in Texas are much more stringent than they are in Puerto Rico and it is more expensive to get your license there, when it comes to growing your business, Janer told us there are many more resources available for real estate agents in Texas.
Janer is very happy to be living and working in Dallas with the Century 21 Mike Bowman office, but it’s understandable that this real estate professional from two distinctly different markets says he is still homesick after he goes back to Puerto Rico for a visit.