Broker Spotlight The power of getting to the point
Broker Nancy Hogan has held many offices, and she speaks of them proudly. Included in that long list are chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of directors for the Actor's Playhouse, chairman of the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches, and chairman of Strategic Planning with the Florida Association of Realtors®.
In 2003, Hogan was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as one of the seven commissioners on the Florida Real Estate Commission; and in 2005, she became the chairman of FREC. Her term expired in June – "New governor," she explained. After stepping down from FREC, she was asked by the Miami-Dade Sheriff's Office to join a task force on mortgage fraud.
"What I have focused on," she says, "affects my office very positively. My efforts for my 140 agents come from an obligation to educate them, make them be ahead of their game. And that means I have to work to make myself a great resource for them."
Christina Camacho, one of those 140 agents, says her working relationship with Hogan has helped her immensely in the first year of her career. "I’ve been able to do things I didn’t think were possible because she’s available to me. I work with my mom and sister, and they go to her too. Because of Nancy, I was able to close a $4.25 million commercial deal this year, there's no way I could have done it without her."
"Knowledge is power," Nancy Hogan says, without a bit of irony. "In this business you have to reinvent yourself every year. We have an obligation to always strive to be better."
Camacho particularly appreciates her broker's professional credentials. "There are so many legal issues, to have that kind of source is invaluable. She always has the answer. If I have a deal that I question I always say, 'my broker was the chairwoman of FREC, let me talk to her,' and suddenly they disappear." Camacho puts on an air of surprise. "What, that overpriced deal wasn’t legit? Really?
"It's like having the real estate police behind me."