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OneBlue Launches in Central Florida
OneBlue Real Estate Launches Agent-Centric, Future Focused Central Florida Brokerage with a Commitment to Giving Back to Central Florida’s Youth.
OneBlue Founder & CEO Kevin Johnson is a relative newcomer to the real estate industry, but not to business. Johnson spent 17-years in the hospitality industry leading hotel teams, renovating and opening hotels, and training future general managers at Hilton Worldwide University. When Johnson made the switch to real estate, he hit the ground running. During his first 90-days in the business Johnson closed over $100k in commissions and went on to sell over 100-homes in his first two years in the business. Johnson has been recognized as a top Orlando REALTOR® by his former franchise, OneBlue®, where he won the Masters Ruby Award in 2014 and was recognized as a 2015 Centurion® and Quality Service award winner in 2015. Johnson was also named by Orlando Style Magazine as one of the top, 5-star REALTORS® in 2016.
Quickly after getting into real estate, Johnson was frustrated by the traditional franchise brokerage models that charged their agents franchise fees and broker splits while providing little value for the huge costs. Training was outdated and focused on teaching agents methods that were originally developed in the 1970’s. Johnson knew there had to be a better way and tasked himself and his leadership team to develop a new model that would be agent-centric and future focused. The result of their work is the OneBlue model. OneBlue Real Estate offers agents a true 100% commission compensation plan combined with cutting edge technology, unmatched training, full-service brokerage support, and a collaborative office environment.
One thing that Johnson knew was critical to the business model was technology. OneBlue Real Estate partnered with the industry’s leading lead generation and customer relationship management platform, Kunversion. Through their long-term partnership agreement with Kunversion, OneBlue Real Estate’s agents get their own MLS integrated website, email and text marketing, full CRM platform, and end-to-end transaction management. “Simply put, there is no better end-to-end solution available on the market today and we are excited to offer this competitive advantage to our agents,” said Johnson. He added, “Agents can create squeeze pages, landing pages, custom text codes, see which homes customers have looked at, and so much more! No national franchise system can even touch the power that Kunversion offers, it truly is a game changer.” Joy DeLong, a REALTOR® with OneBlue added “Due to the informal nature of Kunversion’s emails and texts, customers already feel like they know me by the time I call them. Kunversion gives me a leg up in customer communications and ensures that I don’t let anybody fall through the cracks. Also, if a customer isn’t ready to act just yet, Kunversion keeps me top of mind, giving me more opportunities for future business.”
In addition to offering agents the best technology available, Johnson is committed to delivering the very best training available in the industry. In 2016 Johnson launched the Orlando Real Estate Institute which is committed to being a disrupter in the real estate education space, and they are off to a great start. The school will be re-branded as OneBlue Real Estate School and will continue to offer pre and post license education for sales associates and brokers along with business development courses that help real estate agents truly grow their business in today’s technology-focused environment. “While some real estate training programs claim to help you ignite your real estate careers, they are still teaching outdated methods of door knocking, mailing postcards, and holding open houses,” said Johnson. “Those methods were developed in the 1970’s and since then the internet was invented. Training offered at OneBlue helps agents develop their marketing where the consumer is – online.”
Johnson is clear in his intention to be a disrupter in the real estate industry. He has his eyes on Central Florida right now but in the future, his plans on being a disruptive force in the industry coast-to-coast. “The OneBlue business model is truly the future of real estate and our entire team is excited to bring this concept to the Central Florida market,” said Johnson. “For too long real estate brokerages have been broker-centric and those days are coming to an end. The OneBlue model is truly agent-centric and future focused. Leveraging my 17-years in the hospitality industry with my success in real estate and now launching OneBlue, we are going to revolutionize the Orlando real estate market with our unmatched agent support and commitment to putting our agents first.”
Johnson doesn’t only want to be a disruptor in real estate, but in the future of Central Florida’s youth as well. With the launch of the OneBlue family of companies, Johnson announced their commitment to give 10% of all net profits to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida’s Osceola County clubs. As part of their launch today, they have pledged $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida. “Central Florida’s youth are our future and we must invest in them today,” said Johnson. “The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida has a long, successful track record of success in our community and it is truly an honor and privilege to support them financially as they work to give Central Florida’s youth a better future.”
In addition to OneBlue Real Estate and the soon-to-be rebranded OneBlue Real Estate School, Johnson and his team launched a few sister companies in the OneBlue family including:
- OneBlue Commercial LLC, Central Florida’s only 100% commission commercial brokerage led by commercial real estate veteran Chad Creech.
- Johnson also recently announced the acquisition of Looking Glass Home Inspections, Inc which is being rebranded as OneBlue Home Inspections LLC. Greg Chappell, the former CEO of Looking Glass Home Inspections has joined the OneBlue team and will be heading up the new division as its President.
- OneBlue Property Management will a full suite of property management services for their owners and residents throughout Central Florida. With nearly 200-homes under management at launch, OneBlue Property Management is already one of the larger management companies in the region and has plans to reach 300-homes by the end of 2017.
If you are a real estate agent interested in working with an agent-centric, future-focused brokerage to grow your business, visit www.JoinOneBlue.com or call (321) 250-5222.
Tel: (321) 250-5222, ext 101