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Meet Derek Simonsen of Trinity

Today we’d like to introduce you to Derek Simonsen. 

Hi Derek, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In April 2019 I started my real estate career with my back against the wall. I was at rock bottom, had $2.11 in my bank account with mounting credit card debt. I knew there was no “get rich quick” scheme in any industry but needed and wanted to have a profession that resonated with myself. 

After my first three months in real estate, I had a few deals under contract but business was slow to start. At that point, I began setting my sights on involvement in mentorships to amplify the way I managed business. Since then, I’ve remained dedicated, resourceful, and efficient— keeping in mind my humble beginnings to ensure that no matter what was required, I would get the job done right and I would get the job done well. 

I currently work at RE/MAX Champions located in Trinity, Florida, and recently won the 2020 Rookie of the Year Award. 

I pride myself on being the go-to relocation specialist in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, servicing Pasco, Pinellas, & Hillsborough County. 

To ensure my expertise and solid support to my clients, I am backed by the RE/MAX Champions brokerage. I’m also coached and active in the mentorship with Million Dollar Listing New York’s Ryan Serhant & SERHANT. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Absolutely not, I think a lot of people get into real estate because it’s very easy to get your license. Yet there’s a reason so many fail. They don’t have the right plan or they just sell in the wrong way without making connections and relationships first. I was 20 when I started and my biggest hurdle was my age. The average Real Estate Agent in FL is a woman in her mid 40’s. Me being a young man I was the complete opposite. Only as I gained more experience and learned more through my mentorships did people start to take me more seriously. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a real estate agent who specializes in helping families relocate with ease. People know me as the agent who makes buying and selling enjoyable and fun. I’ve literally jumped in lakes for my clients, gotten on rooftops, and even dressed up in costumes to help market open houses/properties! I’m very resourceful, dedicated, and Efficient. I pride myself in my uncanny ability to help families relocate with ease. I also pride myself by working alongside my clientele every step of the way during their journey and by keeping open communication, I help families begin the Florida lifestyle they deserve. 

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I’m a pretty open book. But I’ve actually gone through some great losses at a younger age to create the person I am today. 

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