Continental Home Inspections recognizes that Realtors are what drive our business and from time to time we have the opportunity to work with one that shows an outstanding commitment to excellence. This month we would like to recognize Joey Prather with Remax for this month’s Realtor Spotlight.
Charlotte Realtor Spotlight
Joey comes to the Real Estate industry after 17 years in the medical industry where he spent time in field sales, marketing and sales management for both distribution as well as manufacturing. Joey’s last role within the medical industry took him away from home and his newborn daughter more than he was comfortable with and he decided to start over, building a business in a new industry where he could be a better father and husband, and work within the city and community in which he lives and loves.
A Tennessee native, Joey graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, but has called Charlotte home for 12 years and it’s where he met his wife Stephanie, a Charlotte native nearly 9 years ago! Joey and Stephanie are the proud parents of 2 ½ year old Addison and consider her the best blessing of their lives!
When not chasing his daughter around the house trying to convince her that she is a Daddy’s girl, Joey enjoys landscaping, Panther football and is an avid wine enthusiast and would prefer a quiet night at home with his family versus about anything else!
Joey’s longevity and track record for execution and results in the medical industry have carried over well with his Real Estate clients. Joey often says, “good sales people listen more than they talk and that hard work can trump inexperience any day of the week!”
We asked Joey a few questions about his philosophy and experience in the industry.
What would you say drives your business?
My reputation and client referrals drive me, and my business. My name is on the line each and every time I accept the challenge of providing clients with the best service in the industry and I take that very seriously. I’m not just working to buy or sell the house they want to buy/sell today, but their next one too!
Tell us a little bit about your background and how it has influenced your career:
I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Charlotte for the past 12 years. My career choice was influenced by my desire to work in Charlotte in a long term career that would enable me to be with my family more.
How long have you been in real estate?
2 years, left medical sales after 17 years to not travel so much and be present with my baby daughter
What do you enjoy most about your career as a Broker?
Helping my clients achieve their real estate goals and taking some of the stress out of the process.
What characteristics are important to be a Realtor?
LISTENING, LISTENING & LISTENING.
Where can you be found when not showing property ?
Playing with my daughter, doing things with my wife and daughter and I’m an avid wine aficionado and a PANTHERS FOOTBALL FAN !
Any volunteer activities that you are involved in and/or awards?
Volunteer -2015-2016 Realtor Care Day Committee Member, Site Captain 2015, Volunteer 2014.
Awards include 2015 Vane Mingle Rookie of the Year Nominee through Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc. (award will be announced in December)
Anything else that you would like to tell people about yourself?
I’m truly grateful for my business and the support of my clients and my family as well as my strategic partners in the business. I consider this a privilege.