WEST ORANGE, NJ — Homebuyers and home sellers have every reason to seek out a real estate brokerage that will afford them the best services. Part of that equation entails identifying an agent with expertise a wide range of topics relating to the market, local neighborhoods, marketing, negotiating, processing transactions and financing options.

Beyond the knowledge and skills, an agent should have access to and utilize the best realtor tools and technology. One way for homebuyers and sellers to ensure that they are dealing with the most qualified agents is to seek out a realtor that provides superior training and ongoing education for its associates. That's something upon which Jordan Baris Inc. prides itself.

In fact, the company, which has offices in West Orange, Livingston and South Orange and conducts business throughout Northern New Jersey, has its own university. The JB University provides training and support for its associates from Top Producing veterans to those newly licensed with a full and multi-faceted curriculum. 

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"We have a tremendous training program," said Ken Baris, president of Jordan Baris Inc. "One of the secrets to our company's success is that we provide an array of tools and technology, support and training that is astonishing to Realtors when they see what we provide. Much of what we provide our team, other realtors either don't have, or have to pay for at great expense. I am proud that we provide a vast array of tools that is recognized throughout our industry"

Some of the programs that Jordan Baris has developed for the professional enrichment of its agents include:

  • Lunchtime Learning Tuesdays:  A fast-paced hour that is strategic to the time of year and offers topics such as using video to promote listings; converting web leads to engaged clients; Building a Smart Business - The Road Less Traveled; Networking Essentials; Pre-Listing Interviews; Developing your Strategic Plan; and Customer Expectations and Great Service.
  • Tech Talk Thursdays:  In-depth 90 minutes for hands-on learning every other Thursday, focusing on one particular software or technology provided by Jordan Baris, Inc. to the JB team at no cost. This includes JB Advantage, an exclusive-to JB Data Science with hyperlocal analytics program; Dotloop, which is transaction management and esigning; associate websites, CRM, digital marketing and ACE social media content.
  • Friday Power Hour:  "A dynamic weekly meeting" presented by Ken Baris and frequent guest speakers that keeps the team on the cutting edge of the industry.

"We just held a session at Cedar Hill Country Club - Bagels, Omelettes and CE where we provided continuing education for our team with a lavish breakfast included," Baris said.

Carol Maslin, the director of training and career development at Jordan Baris, Inc., said the firm puts a lot of time and effort into implementing a curriculum that is getting great results for the team.

"If we are going to offer a class we make sure it is going to be valuable with content that will make a difference," said Maslin. "To keep the curriculum fluid, we have an annual training calendar. To keep the program current, we have a weekly executive meeting to review our overall training and on-boarding programs."

For those interested in a career in real estate, Jordan Baris, Inc. is providing a $100 discount to a pre-licensing course from Feb. 18 to March 1 that will be conducted by the American School of Business in West Orange.

"We're growing, and if somebody's thinking about a career (in real estate), we are looking to bring great people in," said Baris. "This training and support are excellent reasons for people to join us. This is the best time of year to affiliate with a new real estate brokerage, and we are a very exciting option.

"The qualities we look for in candidates include being excellent with communication, highly ethical, someone who finishes what they start, interested in helping others, competitive and driven to provide clients an outstanding experience"

Baris said that he believes the ongoing education his company provides for its agents is a real difference-maker for them, and, by extension, for the home buyers and sellers with whom they work.

"For Realtors who would like to have and array of tools and support and want to be able to use them effectively," said Baris. "We bridge that gap for them."

Anyone interested in discussing joining the Jordan Baris, Inc. team as an agent should contact Baris in confidence at (973) 736-1600 or visit www.jordanbaris.com, which has a detailed careers section.