TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ROBIN REMILLARD
Top real estate agent in New Hampshire Robin Remillard started her career as a reading teacher, but left when her mother-in-law became ill. After taking care of her until her passing, Robin wondered what to do next. “My husband owns an excavation company that builds homes,” she explains, “so I’ve always been involved in real estate, in a sense, helping him by designing and cleaning. People would drop by the homes while I was there and I would talk to them and give them the tour, so I was kind of doing the job anyway.”
In her unofficial capacity, Robin would pass the clients’ information along to an agent, but after reflecting on her options, becoming a real estate agent herself seemed like the natural choice. “So I took the class, and here I’ve been for two-and-a-half years!” she says. Today, she works with a group collaboratively. “The group has been a wonderful thing. We’re there for each other and we can all help each other,” she says. Robin and her colleagues serve Southern New Hampshire, as well as some of the northern part of the state. And despite being relatively new in real estate, almost all of her business is repeat and referral. “I have a degree in education, and I think it’s what helps,” Robin says of her success. “I can really connect with people. I try to listen and figure out what they’re really looking for and what their needs really are, and lead with that. Communication is key. If my phone rings or I get a text, I’ll always answer, even if I can’t help them at that moment. I’ll never leave them hanging.”
“I’m really just trying to help. It is a job and a career, but it came from a place of not what I needed to do, but what I wanted to do,” Robin says. “I really enjoy it, and I think I can earn a lot of trust.” Her communication and understanding has also led Robin to a uniquely personal way of both staying in touch with clients. “I am not one to do the normal marketing on the computer. I pick up the phone and I call people,” she says, “or I’ll drop them a little card. I don’t mind texting, but I’d rather have voice-to-voice.” As for marketing, top real estate agent in New Hampshire Robin Remillard relies on MLS and Facebook, as well as in the local real estate magazine. Being such a sellers’ market, though, she says marketing has been especially easy. She also credits her husband’s business as a built-in way of meeting new clients.
“I just really enjoy helping the buyers. There’s nothing like a closing day when the keys get exchanged, it’s such a joy,” Robin says, “whether it’s a first-time buyer or someone who’s downsizing, they do that final walkthrough and there’s tears in their eyes. For me, it’s just a great feeling to be a little part of that.”
When she’s not working, Robin and her husband work with a number of charity projects, including those created by Keller Williams, such as food drives. Robin has also been on a number of local community boards. She also enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, and reading.
“I hope to keep growing my business,” Robin says of the future. “I’ll probably have another ten or 15 years before I retire, so I’d like to just keep the referrals coming, and of course keep my husband building, that doesn’t hurt! And I’d also like to have people join our group, who are looking to help each other out. We don’t make money off one another, it’s really agents working together.” To that end, Robin remembers the words of Gandhi: “‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.’ Doing something for someone else, that’s just a great feeling.”