For some, succeeding in the real estate niche is the ultimate dream. We crave the benefits that come with investing in real estate and the freedom that comes with financial security. But there’s a lot involved in succeeding in the real estate business, and much of it is about crafting your success plan and remaining accountable. Working with a good mentor also helps as you get to avoid common mistakes and focus your energy on doing what works.
For Maurice Kirby, real estate is something he had not originally planned on pursuing. Born and raised in Lompoc, CA, he spent most of his younger days in Santa Barbara off the coast, living the coastal way. Maurice was always passionate about sports and dreamed of playing D1 college football. However, his dream fell short after playing football at a JUCO in Los Angeles, CA. His good friend Adam Enticknap aka 7deucedeuce brought him in and showed him a different way of thinking.
“We didn’t care what anyone thought and were focused on our dreams,” says Maurice. The two friends quickly became popular with mixtapes of their own plus beats of their favorite songs at the time. A year later, producers from “Moto” the movie asked Adam to be a part of their movie. They didn’t know that they would end up making the soundtrack and hosting the red-carpet movie premiere across the US.
Fast forward a year later, the two friends preparing for an album that became Top 4 on Billboard and Apple Music for a week. After that, Maurice managed his own supercross team with four different pro-riders sponsored by Mercedes Benz. He would throw his events in between and worked with a real estate investor. Fast forward another year later, and his best friend Lavon Coleman, who played football at the University of Washington (when they were #4 in the country), got signed by the Seahawks. At that time, Maurice moved up to Renton, Washington, near the Seahawks facility, where he could help with networking and marketing. Now Lavon Coleman & Maurice Kirby are both selling real estate together hoping to bust into the Seattle, Wa market like they have Tri-Cities.
Maurice states that the move to Renton was the beginning of a better life for himself. Fast forward two years later, and Maurice lost his grandmother. “This loss sparked in me a desire to get my real estate license so I can not only change my life but make enough money to change others as well,” he says.
Scaling big in real estate
Maurice discloses that his first two years in real estate were eye-opening as those years taught him that real estate is his calling. In those two years, he learned that consistency & retention is key for real estate.
Since venturing into real estate, Maurice has had significant wins that include:
- Being recognized as a Top 10 agent in the office out of 75.
- Was awarded Masters Diamond two years in a row.
- Was voted/Awarded Tri-Cities best real estate broker bronze.
- Sold over 40 Homes.
Through his journey in real estate, he learned valuable knowledge and skills from people in the industry like Jordan B., Vicki M., & Chad C. Maurice ended up switching brokerages because he wanted to learn how to become a managing broker, and unfortunately, Century 21 in Tri-Cities didn’t have a team structure or training to become an MB at the time.
Switching to Keller Williams
Currently, Maurice Kirby is hanging his real license at Keller Williams in Tri-Cities. Maurice will be training with other managing brokers hoping to pick up their knowledge and learn how to maintain a team.
He will also be focusing on obtaining his managing broker’s license so he will be recruiting people to his team in the near future. Maurice plans to continue expanding his business to the west side of WA focusing on buyers down in Seattle & listings in Tri-Cities. His long-term goals involve being able to teach new agents how to surpass him and the older agents how to market themselves in today’s age. Maurice also wants to network with different agents around the world and create a consistent referral system.
Maurice’s accomplishments are proof that it’s possible to make it BIG in real estate. With consistency and retention, you can scale up the real estate ladder and earn the income of your dreams while helping people find the home of their dreams. “Real estate can be a tough business, but if you continue to remember your why and keep a consistent drive there’s no cap on how much you can make,” Maurice said. For his clients, he continues to make it feel like a championship experience when their deal is closed & he’s focused on turning his and others’ dreams into goals.