What a whirlwind! Michele Loker started at America’s Preferred Home Warranty (APHW) in August 2019, both as a brand-new Area Sales Manager and in a brand-new APHW territory. After rocking that for about 6 months, APHW promoted her to a Senior Virtual Sales Manager training position. Suffice it to say, she’s had quite a ride breaking barriers and taking names!
Taking the Leap
“I loved the challenge of having a completely new territory,” Michele said, adding that over 25 years in the real estate industry contributed to her success. But Michele was quick to recognize her colleagues as well. “Everyone in this company was just such a tremendous help! There’s no one that I can’t just pick up the phone and ask a question of.”
Of course, APHW customers choosing their own licensed contractors made a good selling point. “Every time I mention it to an agent, I just pause and their jaw drops,” Michele said. “I knew it would be a big hit to get me started.”
A Greater Challenge
Building a territory from the ground up certainly kept her busy, but this is a woman who leaps at opportunity. “I have a background in real estate training, and I overheard a conversation about a new training role,” Michele said. So she leapt, applied, and gained the position. “Now I’m responsible for a virtual training world to train new real estate agents in all the ways APHW can help build their business,” she said.
“When I first hired in, I saw the opportunities to come with the growth of the company. Having that opportunity right now is just amazing, and I truly feel that they know who you are here—you’re not just a number, or just an employee. The family atmosphere is genuine, through and through.”
Michele loves her current role and plans to keep breaking barriers and taking names. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s challenging—there’s never a dull moment, that’s for sure,” she said. “And life is too short to be anything but happy.”
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