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Meet Keryn Young

Today we’d like to introduce you to Keryn Young.

After graduating with her Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University Keryn relocated back to Plymouth, Michigan in 1995 and started her real estate career. She became an Accredited Buyer’s agent (ABR) in 1996 and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) in 1999 (top 3% of all agents Nationwide). After working hard and learning the basics, in 2000 she moved her office to Birmingham, MI, where she focused her attention on the higher end market. In 2001, she received her Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation. Later, she moved to Old Westbury, NY, to join Daniel Gale (now also part of Sotheby’s International). After one too many cold winters, Keryn moved to Southern California.

She restarted her San Diego Real Estate career in La Jolla and progressed to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties in Del Mar. As an agent, she loves working with amazing clients and sees it as a privilege to represent their best interests. Some of Keryn’s best qualities are that she is friendly and personable, she has high integrity without compromise, and always has her client’s highest and best interest in mind. Real Estate Dreams Do Come True! When she isn’t working Keryn loves to be around animals. Being born in Canada and raised by Australian parents, travel is in her blood. One of the many perks of living in San Diego is that she can just go to the beach after work. Keryn has also done a number of Professional Training and Coaching courses with Landmark, a worldwide organization.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When I first got into Real Estate in Michigan, I lived in my parent’s basement for a year, while I saved my money and built my business. By the time I left Michigan, I had built my rapport with Comerica Bank and had a fabulous book of business. I even had my own radio show. It was so much fun! Real Estate is challenging, you are truly an entrepreneur. You wear many hats. You are self-employed. First off you need to market yourself at all times and with the latest and greatest technology. You also need to be educated and on top of the newest laws and regulations, along with our constantly changing Purchase Agreement, Listing contracts, and numerous forms. And you need to be professional, goes without saying, and personable. So when you meet someone they want to do business with you. People do business with agents that they know, like and trust. You need to manage your books and finances, if not you will not have a business at all. Many people do not realize that 87% of the people who start in Real Estate do not succeed after five years. The hard part is paying the mortgage as you build your business.

Please tell us more about your business.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a premier International Real Estate Brokerage company of which it is an honor and privilege to be part of. I represent buyers and sellers in the sale and/or purchase of their home. My clients like me, I am personal and hardworking. I do best when I am in front of them. I can relate to people. I was born in Canada and raised by Australian parents. I have been a licensed Real Estate agent in Michigan and New York before moving to San Deigo. I have lived in Michigan, Tennessee, Nevada, and Long Island. I say I have landed in San Deigo and plan to stay. I started in Property Management and a friend suggested with the hours I put in I needed to go into Real Estate and work for myself. I have always valued education and early in my career, I pursued my designations. My GRI, Graduate Realtors Institute. My ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative. The CRS designation, Certified Residential Specialist is held by the top 3% of agents nationwide. Most recently referred to as the Residential Real Estate Council, it is the highest designation a Real Estate agent can obtain. Being upbeat and open-minded has helped my life and my Real Estate business. I have reaped the benefits of many programs offered by Landmark. I continue to Coach and have a Coach in Partnership Explorations. By the way, Partnership Explorations is a year-long course, consisting of six weekends in Los Angles with approximately 300 participants from around the world. In between weekends you have set calls and coaching calls working on the distinctions you learned at the weekend. Suffering is optional.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the future are to expand the person I am today, to someone I do not yet know. And to expand my business so that I can continue to obtain investment properties for myself. To keep hitting my boundaries and going beyond in the wake of the unknown. And my hopes that in my expansion my community will continue to grow with me and expand in their lives.

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