Business Profile: Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group
After working together 12 years and having a similar business practice, Jeff Domin and Karen Schwartz joined together to make a powerhouse team.
Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group with RE/MAX Executive is a top-producing, full-service real estate team that works with home buyers and sellers all over southeastern North Carolina. Creating an extraordinary experience for their clients is their mission, and they achieve that through knowledge, integrity, personal attention and teamwork. Their team concept is what really makes Domin & Schwartz unique in the industry.
It is uncommon in real estate for two teams to come together as one, but that is what Jeff Domin and Karen Schwartz set out to do. The Realtor®/brokers worked in the same office and found they could offer their clients and agents more if they worked together. They not only merged, but they each brought along their entire teams.
“We worked side by side for 11 or 12 years, and we had similar business practices, so it was a natural fit,” Domin says. “We knew we each brought something unique to the merger.”
Schwartz agrees: “Jeff is really good at managing the team and coaching our agents. My strong suit is in sales and marketing. We feed off each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”
Part of Domin’s management strategy is making sure their agents have all the tools they need to succeed. They host lunch-and-learn sessions, workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.
The Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group is made up of eight agents, an office administrator, an office assistant and a marketing director.
What sets this team apart is the diverse personalities, backgrounds and strengths of their agents to assist clients and their individual real estate goals.
Their other differentiator is a dedicated in-house marketing director. Daria Utz is not only a graphic designer, but also a social media and brand manager.
“It’s a huge job, and she does it all,” Schwartz says. “One example is that recently she merged our logo with the RE/MAX Executive logo perfectly. The logo even received high praises from the corporate office.”
The positive experience of working as a team has residual value for Domin & Schwartz’s clients. They have an entire team ensuring a smooth transaction and a positive experience. A big perk is that all of their clients have access to a hand-picked vendor database. This includes financing, movers, insurance companies and even home organizers; anything a client needs from start to finish for a sales transaction, Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group can provide.
“We do an excellent job at making sure every t is crossed and every i is dotted,” Domin says. “This makes for a great buying experience.”
When sellers work with Domin & Schwartz Real Estate group, they also receive free advice from the team’s staging partner, who will spend time with the client going through their entire home to get their it ready for photos.
“We do everything possible to ensure our clients get top dollar for their home,” Domin says. “With some properties receiving multiple offers right now, we still ensure that a home is 100% ready for sale and it outshines comparable homes on the market. Each property receives a full-service marketing strategy plan, no matter what kind of market we are in.”
Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group occupies the Leland RE/MAX Executive office that just opened to better serve Brunswick County clients. They also have agents in the Wilmington area.
Domin & Schwartz Real Estate Group, (910) 202-3638, www.livingbythecoast.com