Marc is a Successful Licensed Real Estate Broker at VRI HOMES. Responsible for Multi-Million Successful Transactions in the past two decades, Here is an exclusive interview on what it takes to be a Successful Real Estate Agent. He Specialises in Residential, Luxury & Commercial Projects.
What motivated you to become a real estate broker? How did the idea come about?
Real estate has always been a passion of mine. I always read every single book on real estate I can find. From real estate finance books to books on successful investing to biographies of successful real estate moguls.”
Dedication, determination, and discipline are just a few characteristics that have always led me to success.
My real estate career began in southern New Jersey as an investor in residential real estate. Single-family homes soon turned into duplexes, and soon after turned into triplexes and eventually into apartment buildings. After years of purchasing, renovating, and leasing properties, I had amassed a sizable residential and commercial properties empire.
I decided to become a real estate broker because I am passionate about real estate and delivering results. No matter the difficulty, I am going to find a way to get the job done.
What was your mission at the beginning of starting your real estate career?
My mission has always been the same; to accomplish the goal for each client no matter the difficulty or circumstances.
What do you attribute your success to? Is there a trait you have or a person who helped you along the way?
If there is one trait that has helped me become successful in real estate, I am relentless. I will not stop until the goal is accomplished. I am also fiercely loyal. My word to my family and clients is forever.
First and foremost, I have been very blessed to be successful in real estate. I work very hard but am also grateful for every opportunity afforded to me. I attribute my success to God and my family. My sister, Melissa Sorrentino, has helped me significantly overcome any adversity I have faced and had to overcome with respect to my family.
I also must thank Mr. Lawrence Vecchio and his wife, owner of VRI Homes, for their constant support. There are many people I can thank and continually thank for their support and mentoring. I certainly would not be successful without them.
One single person never accomplishes success. It is the sum of many efforts by many individuals and much sacrifice over time.
When times get tough, what would you say motivates you to keep going? To not hit the snooze button and to keep fighting for your goals.
Times will most certainly get tough. Adversity comes to us all, and I am no stranger to adversity. However, during these difficult times, which will surely come, you must be disciplined. You must move forward and continue to move forward even when it hurts, even when you believe you can’t. You must find a way.
That is where you find success. That is where you come through. For yourself. For your family. For your clients.
Simply stated, you must have the mindset that no matter what you face, you will overcome it.
What is unique about your business? Is there a competitive advantage that you have over the rest?
With respect to renovating and rebuilding homes, we are unique with respect to that we pay attention to every detail. Every single square inch must be quality.
With respect to being a real estate broker, I am ultra dedicated, determined, and disciplined to achieving each client’s goal.
Have you ever gotten a disappointed client or customer? If so, how did you handle the situation?
Each transaction and each renovation has a life cycle of ups and downs. Ultimately, it is about managing the process and achieving the goal for the client. At the end of the day, the goal will be accomplished.
Is there a type of marketing that has worked amazingly for you?
The best type of marketing is success and achieving the goal. Success is the best marketing tool there is.
Are there any resources that helped you on your journey to becoming a real estate broker/business owner?
Yes, I would sincerely say God, my family, and close business associates. It is always a collective effort to achieve success.
What are the three best pieces of advice that you would give to anyone starting a business? What do they need to know from the very beginning?
The best advice I can give is that failure is not a destination. It is just part of the journey to success. You are going to face adversity. Embrace it and learn to overcome it.
You need to know that you can overcome anything and that you can come back from anything.