With the extended time at home, 2020 was a year of reflection, and for many, great change. For two agents, 2020 marked the start of a new chapter in their careers.
This past year, Karin Provencher, a real estate agent in Bedford, New Hampshire returned to her RE/MAX roots after nearly five years away. While she originally made the transition to Keller Williams in 2016 for a change of pace in the industry, she knew fairly early on that this would not be her forever home. Despite her uncertainty, she stayed on with the company, while always remaining in-touch and up-to-date with the latest happenings at her local RE/MAX office.
Fortunately for Karin, her time away from RE/MAX was not for nothing, as she was introduced to up-and-coming agent Paula Manniello. The duo quickly bonded over their shared passions for real estate and both aspired to have bigger roles in the industry. After moving to New Hampshire in 2012, Paula was anxious for a taste of the fast-paced life she was familiar with having lived in Long Island, NY. Real estate offered her the energy and flexibility she needed as a mom of three. Paula joined Keller Williams as a rookie agent seeking the guidance of a more veteran agent.
Given her decades of experience, Karin acted as a mentor to Paula, helping her find her footing in the industry and success as a buyer and listing representative. As a result of the strong bond the two developed, the duo mutually decided to have Paula become a member of Karin’s real estate team, NH Realty Gals. Shortly after, Karin made the decision to move back to RE/MAX and Paula joined her.
“I was excited to join a highly productive organization that was focused on producing great results, developing a strong professional community, and providing the resources we need to succeed as a team,” shares Paula. “We’re especially looking forward to interacting with other agents within the network in the near future.”
In the year since joining Karin’s team and transferring to RE/MAX, Paula completed 25 transactions, nearly quadrupling her production from the previous year. These results alone further cemented their reasoning for making the jump to RE/MAX.
About her decision to return to RE/MAX, Karin notes, “In my time away from RE/MAX, I learned what I valued most. The first was being around a group of agents that were all focused on doing their best work. The second was the freedom to pursue the transactions I wanted no matter if they were residential or commercial. Ultimately, this allowed me to further grow my team with confidence.”
While the circumstances of this past year have been challenging for all, both Karin and Paula are excited for what the future holds at RE/MAX and are hopeful for the opportunity to further engrain themselves in the wider network post-pandemic and beyond.