South Florida real estate is booming. With an influx of international buyers and an abundance of lifestyle options, the area’s housing market has never been hotter. But with so much competition, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. That’s why you need an edge. And as the Regional Director for the ExitRe/RERA team, Stephen Bittel is the edge you need. This blog will explore how Stephen found success as a real estate leader in South Florida.
What does a real estate leader do?
Real estate leaders are agents who have mastered the art of leadership. They’ve learned to push the boundaries by constantly pushing themselves. They’ve mastered the art of negotiation by knowing their strengths and weaknesses. And most importantly, real estate leaders have built a strong team and culture of trust.
Stephen was always an entrepreneur.
As a kid growing up in India, Stephen’s entrepreneurial spirit was contagious. He’d often start a business before his parents could stop him. And when he was old enough to go to college in the United States, Stephen knew what he wanted to do: launch his first business. It didn’t take long for Stephen to realize that real estate was his passion. Even as a kid in India, he was always aware of the real estate market in South Florida.
He’s built a strong team and culture of trust.
Stephen’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him down two career paths: real estate and technology. He first got into real estate as an investor. During his early years in South Florida, he noticed a lack of diverse inventory and a lack of representation for buyers of color. And to fill that need, Stephen started his first brokerage—Exit Re. When he hit the real estate scene, Stephen was ready with a strong team and a deep understanding of the industry.
He’s constantly learning and growing as an agent.
Leaders are always learning. And real estate leaders are especially open to learning new things. They know that new knowledge is the key to growth. So leaders don’t just read about new strategies and tactics. They implement them. And that’s exactly what Stephen does. He’s constantly looking for new insights and opportunities. And he’s not afraid to try new things. He’ll often try something that he’s never done before. He’ll push himself to take risks and learn lessons that other real estate leaders might miss.
He pushes for change and innovation.
While leaders are always looking for new insights and opportunities, they also push for change and innovation. And to do that, leaders need to be aware of the industry’s issues and challenges. Leaders are aware of the real estate industry’s pressing issues and the solutions that could benefit everyone. They also know that change can be scary. But if we’re going to move forward, we have to do it together. That’s the message that Stephen drives home every day.