Top 10 RE/MAX Team 2016
In September 2015, The Ashton Real Estate Group agents were given the choice of staying at RE/MAX Elite or leaving and joining The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage.
Of the 70 agents that were part of the group at RE/MAX Elite, finally 12 stayed and 53 came to RE/MAX Advantage, and the others essentially decided to go on their own way at other brokerages in and around Nashville.
This was not a planned departure from RE/MAX Elite, but the door was opened by RE/MAX to start our own brokerage with 3 new owners, Gary Ashton, Jonny Lee and managing broker Debra Beagle.
To retain the RE/MAX affiliation, Gary Ashton temporarily went to RE/MX Choice Properties in Hendersonville and Debra Beagle set about creating the new brokerage with the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and RE/MAX. Within 3 weeks of departure from RE/MAX Elite, The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage was born. The next step was to try and find suitable premises for the new office and the next 6 months proved to be a little challenging but we found the perfect office at 210 12th Ave S, Suite 201 in the Gulch area of Nashville TN.
With the help of the agents and our friends in the business, we managed to open the doors for business at the office in April 2016 and the office has continually been improving ever since.
2016 was really the first year as The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage and as each month passed, the number of unforeseen hurdles slowly but surely started to reduce. By the end of 2016 the daily reactions to new problems gave way to proactive business planning and development for the agents and the future of the brokerage.
The new RE/MAX Momentum training and development program was started under the guidance of Managing Broker Debra beagle and Office Manager Ginger Huck and throughout the year they have helped create a vision for the brokerage that has seen heavy adoption amongst all the agents at the office as well as becoming the "poster brokerage" for RE/MAX LLC.
2017 saw a new era for RE/MAX in Tennessee as the region was bought back from the McPherson family and became part of RE/MAX LLC again. 2107 really does mark the rebirth of RE/MAX in Tennessee and RE/MAX Advantage will be able to take full advantage of the close associations we have created at the corporate level and take the guidance and encouragement to build RE/MAX Advantage into the top brokerage in the City, then State and finally the USA and perhaps the world!