We are excited to honor the brokers who helped RE/MAX of Cherry Creek become the brokerage it is today, and we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary by featuring some of these original members who started it all. We’re so lucky to be able to hear their stories and listen to their advice – they’ve been in the business (and with RMCC) for a long time and have truly seen all of the ups and downs of the Denver real estate market.
We heard some great stories and tips from Ken Malo, and now we’re sharing some insight from Mike and Ginger Finesilver! We loved hearing their experiences, and we’re always so thrilled to hear from our retired brokers who are now living the dream, enjoying the fruits of their labor by taking the time to relax and enjoy themselves.
Tell us about when you first joined RMCC.
We joined RMCC in 1999 and loved being a part of the team for 21 years. Previous in 1977 Mike joined RE/MAX East Cherry Creek which morphed into the current company. Dave Roush and Lee Rudofsky called about once a year to see if we had any interest in coming back to RMCC. With all the mergers and buyouts, October of 1999 was the right time where we had some control for ourselves and the direction it was going. RMCC had gone through recent changes with agents coming and going as well as managing brokers. We were very happy when Dave Roush was again at the helm!
What are some of your fondest RMCC memories?
The retreats were always a highlight of the year. From Mike dressed up as Richard Simmons, scavenger hunts, and team building events, this seemed to bring the bonds of our group even closer. The teamwork attitude which is missing in some other ReMax offices was always strong and we attribute this to being co-owners. Agents care more about the office when they have a stake in it.
Describe the changes you have seen at RMCC.
One of the biggest changes has been the number of agents in each office. The norm was about 30 agents plus staff. The past few years have been a challenge with the discount brokerages but as we tell our clients, you get what you pay for! Another huge change is social media and technology to stay in contact with clients. This is a must nowadays to keep up with the competition.
What advice do you have for new brokers that join RMCC now?
The longevity of most agents at RMCC attests to the strength and commitment our agents have. Our suggestion to new agents costs the least—get on the phone. This worked best for us over the years.
Describe what RMCC means to you in 15 words or less.
RMCC means so much to us—teamwork, professionalism, keeping up with the newest technology, stellar reputation, and caring friends.