Husband-and-wife team Jason and Brooke Huerkamp, who run The Huerkamp Team in Burnsville, Minnesota, joined Keller Williams because they were tired of doing it all. They wanted to learn how to leverage themselves and increase efficiencies to gain more free time.
“It was just the two of us and, during our last full year at Coldwell Banker, we did 112 transactions. Basically, we were just running around like chickens with our heads cut off. We knew there had to be a better way,” Jason says.
“Being with Keller Williams has helped me double my production in the past 12 months.”
They found that “better way” when they met Keller Williams associate Josh Pomerleau, of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Pomerleau did roughly the same transaction volume as the Huerkamps, but he wasn’t working weekends and he had a team working for him—something that wasn’t possible at the Huerkamp’s former brokerage. Keller Williams Team Leader Olivia Manson, was also instrumental in helping expose the Huerkamp’s to all that Keller Williams offered. In August 2014, they joined Keller Williams.
“I saw the opportunity to help people do things they thought were unattainable and unachievable,” Jason says.
Since joining Keller Williams and putting some of the systems in place, the difference in their business has been dramatic. In roughly 13 months, they went from a two-person operation to hiring five additional team members. In 2015, their Gross Commission Income (GCI) will hit $1 million for the first time ever—up from a previous high of $560,000 in 2014.