In this installment of our Agent Spotlight series at Southwest Florida REGroup we’re interviewing Michael & Jenipher Knoerlein, who specialize in Estero Real Estate. Let’s learn more about their buying/selling expertise, as well as get to know them a bit better outside of the real estate world.
What do you love about real estate, why’d you get into real estate in the first place?
We love serving others and with real estate we get to help people every day. We get to meet some of the most interesting people and the stories we hear are inspiring. There are some pretty amazing people in this world and the real estate industry allows us the opportunity to get to know them and help them make Southwest Florida their home. Our real estate careers started in new construction sales as Mike began selling homes for a national builder here in southwest Florida. Mike eventually convinced Jen to join the industry and in 2017 we became MJ Real Estate Team and switched from new construction to general real estate.
Is there a particular area in Southwest Florida you concentrate on (or love to work in)?
We love to work in the Estero and Corkscrew Corridor area as we have many friends who live in this area and know it so well. Truly though, from Marco to Sanibel is where we find ourselves most often. With that said we are happy to help in any area our clients have interest in as we service all of Southwest Florida.
What do you do for fun?
We enjoy spending time outside and really taking advantage of where we live. We currently have 5 kiddos at home so our schedules are hectic but when we do have some free time you can find us boating or at the beach. We live in a very social community so we enjoy neighborhood gatherings which usually include a card game or two. Family game night and family movie nights are always huge hits with the kids as well. Golf, pickle ball, reading (for Jen not Mike), and paddle boarding are all top picks too!
We are very blessed with having so many amazing restaurants at our finger tips so this is a tough one. Chops and DeRomo’s are definitely some favorites. But when it comes to taking the entire family out for dinner you can never go wrong with hibachi and our kids love Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse.
What are your keys to success?
Our faith is the only reason we are successful. God has blessed us with a gift to serve others through the real estate industry. Our number 1 goal is to care for others always and serve others all while being professional, responsive, persistent, knowledgeable and humble.
How has our system worked for you?
The systems the team has designed are truly priceless. Scott and Alex have done an amazing job building a team with the best CRM, lead generation, lead follow up process and support staff. We have watched the team grow from 10 agents to 40 agents and it is humbling to be a part of such an impressive accomplishment. Honestly, the systems in place allow us to be much more efficient so we can focus on helping our clients and serving as many people as possible.
Any tips for new agents?
Follow the systems in place, they are proven to be successful! Also, be consistent, have a routine, and never stop learning.