Glenn and Bernie Drake, brokers and owners of Drake Realty, are in studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses how Drake Realty was created, how it works today and several of its many services. The owners and brokers with Drake Realty also dive into some of their favorite programs offered by their trusted partner New American Funding on today’s All About Real Estate segment of Radio.
Drake Realty is celebrating 30 years of business this year and recently marked the occasion with a brand-new logo. Starting in a basement over three decades ago, Drake Realty has grown to accommodate over 700 agents in the current, thriving businesses it is known as today.
“Our philosophy is we are facilitating agents,” said Glenn Drake. “We are letting them do their job and whatever they need to do to be successful in real estate.”
Drake Realty is a full-service real estate company in the metro Atlanta area. The owners and brokers at Drake Realty pride themselves in supporting any buying, selling, investing or business needs for the real estate industry. There are currently eight offices spread out across Georgia, with seven offices in the Atlanta area and one on Lake Oconee.
In addition to the full-service real estate business, Glenn and Bernie Drake have also been hard at work developing a mobile app to help change the way realtors and title companies transfer earnest money. Bank Shot, the app created by Drake Realty, enables users to complete real estate transactions via their smartphone. This development allows brokers to connect back to their agency and enter in key pieces of information about the transaction. Now, agents can deposit and send money via the mobile app whether it is earnest money, commission or security deposits.
“Bank Shot was developed because we saw a need in the marketplace within our own business,” said Bernie Drake. “When contracts became electronic, we noticed that the sense of urgency to get earnest money to us was declining, even though its in the contract that there are specific times when it needs to get to the broker and when the broker needs to deposit it.”
Drake Realty understands that real estate is built on good relationships and partnerships. That is why they partner with New American Funding. In addition to the several one-of-a-kind programs offered by New American Funding, the team has an incredible group of professionals and experts ready to make the buying and selling process easier.
“I have never worked with anyone that truly speaks the language of customer service, facilitates agents in what they need and actually lives the brand besides Kelly and her team at New American Funding,” said Glenn Drake. “I wouldn’t work with anyone else; they are just that good at what they do.”
To learn more about Drake Realty, visit www.DrakeRealty.us. You can also listen to the full interview above!
Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. New American Funding and Drake Realty are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (April/2020)
New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 123,000 loans for $30.4 billion, 198 branches, and about 3,100 employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America six times. It has a state-of-the-art career training facility and develops innovative technology, including the GoGo LO mobile application. For more information, visit www.branch.newamericanfunding.com/Atlanta.
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