Monday, January 25, 2016

Career Night at Keller Williams Realty, Olathe, KS

Keller Williams Realty, Diamond Partners, Inc in Olathe, Kansas will be hosting a Career Night this Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 pm.

We will have a short presentation on the following topics;
  • How do you get a license?
  • Costs associated with being a real estate agent
  • Agents are independent contractors, not employees
  • What is the learning/income curve for most new real estate agents?
  • Should I join a team or be an individual agent?

We will also have plenty of time for you to ask your individual questions and meet with some of our Agent Leadership Council agents who can tell you a little bit about their journey from their humble beginnings to where they are now.

We'll have a little fun.  We'll be real. We'll answer all of your questions.  To find out more or to let us know you are coming just click the following link;

Or, follow the link below to contact Chris about scheduling a private interview;

We look forward to meeting you in person.

Chris Lengquist
Team Leader
KWR, Diamond Partners, Inc
13671 S Murlen Road
Olathe, KS 66062

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Why Keller Williams?

Want to know how to become a Keller Williams Realty agent?  It's really easy to get started.  Whether you are a brand new and exploring a career in real estate or you are an experienced agent looing to take your career to the next level, all you have to do is click the "Why Keller Williams?" link below to find out more about KW.

From there you can read about KW and find out information about our company.  You can also fill out the form available and I will be in contact with you, usually by the next business day. 

What do you have to lose?  Keller Williams Realty is obviously the company of opportunity right now and for the foreseeable future.  The training and culture are like nowhere else. 

Get the facts.  Get started.  I'll talk to you soon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Real Estate Broker's Perspective

Over the years since I first started this blog on what it's like to be a real estate agent my view has definitely changed.  When the blog started I was an agent working for myself, by myself.  Flash forward from 2008 until today and I've gone through many stages.

I first added an assistant; and then another.  Today my team consists of six individual real estate agents all working towards the same goal. And I am out of the day-to-day activities that generate the bulk of that real estate business.

Instead, I spend my days a licensed broker of Ad Astra Realty Property Management and the Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty, Olathe.  Now I have a real estate broker's perspective.

My job is filled with pain and joy each and every day.  I get to celebrate the successes of people who are literally making their real estate dreams come true while in the same building I watch the hopes of others fade before their very eyes. 

So why do some succeed and some fail?  Why do some capture glory and others walk away defeated?  We're going to talk more about this as the days comes.  I hope you'll join me.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chris Lengquist is now with Ad Astra Realty, Inc

Chris Lengquist is now with Ad Astra Realty, Inc, a Kansas City based real estate brokerage. Specializing in primary home sales in Johnson County, Kansas and income property sales throughout Kansas City, Ad Astra Realty is located in Olathe, Kansas.

Chris has been a professional real estate agent since 2002.  He opened Ad Astra Realty in 2014, right before the new year of 2015. 

To find out more, visit his web page at 

Monday, February 25, 2008

It's Been A Great Winter

If you are going to be a successful real estate agent you are going to have to learn that things are usually opposite of what people think. Let me give you an example.

When I first started real estate in Olathe, Kansas it was still a seller's market. So naturally, everyone thought I was making more money faster than I really was. Now, everyone thinks the market is terrible. Well, I've made more money (this isn't bragging...remember, you want to know what it's like to be a real estate agent) in the last 3 months than I used to make in a year at any other profession.

The economy won't dictate your success. The housing market won't dictate your success. Fox News or CNN will not dictate your success. Or your failures.

When you are a real estate agent, you are self-employed. You dictate your success. Or failure.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Real Estate Dilemma: Feast or Famine

Feast or famine is the name of the game for anyone involved with the real estate business. Whether or not you are a loan officer, real estate agent, investor, appraiser, title officer, well, you get the picture. Here are some things I’ve learned over my 5 years in the real estate business.

During the droughts you have to believe you will have another transaction. Or you won’t.

During the good times you have to believe you will have a drought. Or you will be unprepared.

Save your money!!! Save your money but reward yourself. This business can be extremely draining both physically and emotionally. It can’t be all nose to the grindstone.

Never mail your bills till the check is in hand. Just trust me on this. For you loan guys, it can be until 3 days after the check is in hand.

Don’t forget the family. Or you won’t have one when you remember. Same goes with friends.

Remember why you chose this business. Yes, it has great income. But I’m not sure it’s worth it based solely on the money.
And isn’t it a funny thing? The market is supposedly down nationwide. Yet here in Olathe, Kansas our Keller Williams office has had a fantastic summer. For me? My business is up. Not astronomically. But up. Now if you think I’m bragging you need to know that when others are saying their business is great and yours isn’t, well, that’s just about the worst feeling on earth. I’ve been there, too.
Your thoughts on this are more than welcome.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Real Estate Agent? Run Into The Rain

If you are a newer real estate agent the best advice I can give to you is to run out into the rain. ActiveRain, that is.

Besides being the single best learning tool (if you can use personal discernment) I have ever found it is also the best lead generation source I've come across. And, now this is very important to newer real estate agents, it's FREE!!!

To join, click here!