Scottsdale, AZ (PressExposure) May 07, 2009 -- Larry Dignan ,G.R.I. Designated Broker and owner of For Sale in Arizona, sees opportunity in the current real estate downturn and starts a new brokerage that caters to agents seeking a better business model that better suits todayâs high tech agents. The local real estate market has caught the eyes of the nation as we enter an era that is unprecedented in our nationâs history, yet some see opportunity as the real estate brokerage models are evolving in result of the current market conditions.
Larry Dignan states, âReal estate brokerage models have been evolving since the advent of the internet and the bricks and mortar is weighing down these companies like an anchor.â âTodayâs real estate professional works on the go, utilizing the latest technology available to them.â âPassing on the cost of a storefront to the agents is taking money out of their pockets and they realize this.â Dignan, a sixteen year veteran has worked for large corporate franchise companies and states that the money spent on building leases and phone equipment alone is astronomical. He states that he has seen many companies in the metro area scale back 30% and more on their offices and cut company staffs in half as a result of the change in the current real estate market.
Not only are real estate companies making changes to their business models and going virtual, many retailers are changing their structures as well, which is clearly evident in the vacant storefronts seen while driving through town. For years, real estate companies have been trying to create a âbetter mousetrapâ but, at the end of the day they fail to address their sole resource, the agent. Dignanâs company structure For Sale in Arizona is one that leverages the technology available to the real estate agent today and the savings are directed back to the agent which in turn helps the individual build their own business, rather than feed the companyâs bottom line. Dignan states , âThere is no longer need for file cabinets as all forms and transaction documents are stored online.â Dignan also states, âTraditionally an office has been a place for agents to send a fax, send documents or pick up forms, now they have this ability on their Blackberryâs and other handheld devices.â The real estate industry has always attracted the entrepreneurial type. For Sale In Arizona is a perfect example as it offers the agents the structure, support and professionalism needed to conduct their business. This model does not weigh an agent down with unnecessary fees for services they do not utilize or see value in.
Larry began his real estate career in 1993 and obtained his brokerâs license in1996. Past accomplishments include: President for the White Mountain Association of Realtors in 2000, named Realtor of the Year in 1999 served as a director from 1994 to 2000 and on various other committees within the association. An Arizona resident since 1979 and originally from the Chicago area. Larry serves as a panel member for the Arizona Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and also serves as Vice President for the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors. Larry worked as a Regional Vice President for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Northwest valley overseeing six offices with over 180 agents over the last 10 years and was the designated broker for Coldwell Banker Grayhawk Realty. Contact Larry Dignan at 480-390-4104, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.forsaleinarizona.com