REAL Trends is talking to the top brokers in the country to take a peek at how they built their businesses. Listen to lessons learned, personal passions, and their top strategies for recruiting and retaining productive agents. This episode features REAL Trends’ Editor Tracey Velt speaking with Craig Owen, Team Leader & Operating Principle at Keller Williams Realty Heritage, ranked No. 245 by Transaction Sides and No. 302 by volume.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005. In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications and marketing materials, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog. She is also the primary podcast interviewer where she conducts interviews with top real estate industry leaders and affiliated industry leaders. Tracey is married with two children.