How to talk your way from real estate assistant to business partner

Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula, top sellers for Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, on how they came to work together
  • Bringing in a new, talented agent as an assistant can be a breath of fresh air for your business.
  • If you want to advance in your real estate team, do the math and make a logical case for your contribution.
  • If you prefer to concentrate on selling, hire a good real estate manager to help hire and train new recruits.

Getting your start in the Beverly Hills luxury real estate market is not easy — and it’s only getting harder. You don’t just wake up one morning and decide you are going to do it. Stacy Gottula had been an agent for two years when she was asked to interview with Coldwell Banker top producer, Joyce Rey, as an assistant almost 10 years ago.