COMMON iBUYER MYTHS DEBUNKED. Interview: Nima Khanghahi

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About the Episode

On this episode, I’m joined by Open Door’s Agent Growth Manager, Nima Khanghahi. He has built his career around his passion for real estate, and bringing value to agents, who he believes should always be the center of the transaction, even with all the disruption in our industry. The purpose of his professional life has always been elevating others and this has also seeped into his goal to educate real estate agents about the iBuyer model, so that instead of seeing it as a competition against them, they can recognize the opportunities we have to integrate within it and actually create a better experience for customers. A lot of people still don’t know how to feel about iBuyers, and how to have conversations with clients about them. We’ve made real estate more confusing for the consumer, even though it’s supposed to be simpler, so Nima joins me to not only demystify iBuyers, but to also share why agents shouldn’t feel threatened, and why we are still very necessary in the process of buying and selling homes.

At Opendoor, Nima works with the REALTOR community to help inform them of iBuying trends and how best to capitalize on this emerging real estate technology. Prior to joining Opendoor, Nima spent nearly 15 years in the real estate industry as a coach, trainer and educator to REALTORS®. He is also host of the “Nima the Speaker” podcast, in which he interviews top agents from around the country on trends they’re seeing and how to deploy evolving best practices. As a keynote speaker and customer experience strategist, Nima’s passion comes from helping agents identify what motivates them, uncovering their goals and delivering a creative approach to achieving those goals.

If agents truly want to be the center of the transaction in 2019, iBuyers are part of that conversation, and our clients need us to simplify the options that are out there. We are the ones who can educate them, help them and add to the value we can bring to the table. Agents are an important part of the community, and we have a lot of influence in this space. iBuyers need us to be a part of the process, they are aware of how valuable we can be. In order for us to get in front of the opportunity, we have to be willing to educate ourselves. Not acknowledging and embracing them will do a disservice to our industry and the communities that we serve, and that’s the most important thing.

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About;

- Why a good team and crew is the key to long-term success in any industry.

- Nima’s life and work before Opendoor, and the power of elevating others.

- Nima’s role as an agent growth manager and how he helps to empower agents.

How does he win at his job within open door.

- The two challenges real estate agents have when it comes to iBuyers.

- A simple definition of iBuyers.

- Why we should see iBuyers as being complementary to our business not competition.

- How iBuyers provide convenience and certainty and why that’s so valuable.

Guest Info

Nima is an agent growth manager at Opendoor, he works with the REALTOR community to help inform them of iBuying trends and how best to capitalize on this emerging real estate technology. Prior to joining Opendoor, Nima spent nearly 15 years in the real estate industry as a coach, trainer and educator to REALTORS®. He is also host of the “Nima the Speaker” podcast, in which he interviews top agents from around the country on trends they’re seeing and how to deploy evolving best practices. Go to https://www.opendoor.com/agents for more information.

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