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Broker Spotlight: Aaron Kirman, AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate

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Dealer Highlight: Aaron Kirman, AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Title: Aaron Kirman

Title: CEO and founder, AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Expertise: 26 years

Location: Beverly Hills, California

Brokerage title: AKG | Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property

Brokerage dimension: 2 places of work, complete of 167 brokers

Gross sales quantity: $2,023,689,546; 614 models (2022) 


  • Agent of Change, Los Angeles Enterprise Journal
  • Hollywood’s Prime 30 Actual Property Brokers 2022, The Hollywood Reporter
  • LA’s top-ranked residential groups listing, The Actual Deal

Inform us a few excessive level in your brokerage profession

I might say our largest achievement was after we first introduced our partnership with Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property and opened our new brokerage. Even supposing all 168 brokers have been transferring to a brand-new firm with out figuring out all the small print, our retention price was a exceptional 98.5 %.

This was a significant milestone for us, and we’re proud to say that we didn’t lose any shoppers throughout the transition. Actually, we skilled exponential progress in our first month, which is sort of uncommon in our business.

Title 3 folks you admire

There are three folks whom I really admire. The primary is Stephen Covey, the writer of The 7 Habits of Extremely Efficient Folks. His e-book has impressed us to grow to be extra productive, and we try to observe his teachings.

The second is Steve Jobs, who revolutionized the world of expertise and adjusted the way in which we work. His innovation and imaginative and prescient have had a profound affect on the world.

Lastly, I drastically admire Richard Branson for his authenticity and real nature. He has all the time stayed true to himself and his passions, and this has helped him construct a tremendous empire regardless of the ups and downs alongside the way in which. I consider his authenticity has contributed to his model and in the end to his success.

How did you get your begin in actual property?

 I acquired my begin in actual property once I was 18 whereas attending USC as a technique to put myself by means of faculty. When different children have been in class and partying, I used to be working and obsessive about actual property and doing offers. I fell right into a cool area of interest promoting architectural houses by R.M. Schindler and John Lautner, and folks began to acknowledge my title.

What’s your high prediction for 2023?

As we head into springtime, I consider housing costs are going to stabilize. Though there’s market instability attributable to rising rates of interest, I predict that the costs will keep comparatively regular due to the scarcity of accessible properties.

What’s one factor you would like each agent knew?

On this enterprise, if you wish to achieve success, you will need to spend all of your time on it, notably for brand new brokers. As a brand new agent, your whole day needs to be spent on prospecting, which implies discovering new shoppers.

After I was new, that’s all I did, daily. You need to get shoppers to make gross sales, and everybody has a unique approach of prospecting, akin to chilly calling, door knocking or taking shoppers to lunch or dinner. You’ll want to determine the tactic that makes you most snug in getting new shoppers, and you need to actively pursue it. Finally, as you grow to be extra profitable, shoppers will begin coming to you.

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Christy Murdock is a contract author, coach and marketing consultant and the proprietor of Writing Actual Property. Join with Writing Actual Property on Instagram and subscribe to the weekly roundup, The Ketchup.