Logan Cibik's experience with the A Team at Keller Williams-
First off, I would like to start off by saying thank you to the A Team. They are the most wonderful people to be around. The whole team has helped me learn a lot of new things while I was here.
Now, when I first started the Internship, I was kind of nervous. I had never done anything like this before, but my first day was awesome! The whole A Team welcomed me with open arms. It was great meeting all of these fantastic hard workers. They all showed me around the office, and introduced me to new people. One of the first people that I had met was Chad Nelson. He is an awesome guy! He is the hardest, most committed worker I have ever seen. I am so glad that I was able to experience this internship with him and his whole team.
Now, what can I say about the experience that I was given here? I had learned so much, from 3D modeling houses, to moving furniture to stage a house, to data entry. I never thought that I would be able to get this much experience while still in high school. The most challenging was probably when we did have to stage houses, sometimes it is a little difficult figuring out where everything looks good. Also we have to make it look really nice for the pictures. Which i have learned a lot about taking pictures. Which also includes the 3D modeling, you are able to take snapshots of what the 3D modeling system (Matterport) scans for you. This system is second to none! The technology that we used is amazing, also not a whole lot of teenagers would get to 3D model a house! This is just some of what I have experienced working with the A Team. I could go on and on about what i have learned about real estate.To summarize my experience, I would say it was like nothing else I have ever experienced before. I would not trade this experience for anything.
Matterporting (3D Modeling)-
The 3D modeling system is called matterport. This system allows you to 3D model houses you may want to sell. The potential buyer is able to walk through the house on their own computer! They do not even have to go to the house its self to see the whole interior. I was fortunate enough to Matterport 8 Houses. The first house I ever Matterported was 3375 Dune Dr. To be honest, I was really excited to 3D model a house for the first time. I had to have Chad show me what to do when I first started Matterporting, now I am able to do houses all by myself. I did the last 7 houses on my own, and they all turned out great! If I had to take only one skill away from this internship, it would have to be the 3D modeling. I did a lot of Matterporting, I am so glad that i was able to do this.
Staging homes is a very long process. I was able to stage a couple of homes in the internship. One of the houses we had to stage, the owner was still home. So we had to move everything in order to 3D model the house. Lets just say, that the owner was in a few pictures. It was great learning how to stage a house, I had never even really heard of it before this internship. It was kind of cool moving everything around to get it really nice. It does take a little while to get everything set up, but it looks amazing in the pictures.
Data entry, Facebook-
I was fortunate enough to learn about the housing market, and all of the data collected from the past year. From homes sold, to the average cost of the homes. I entered in a lot of data from the housing market, and where it currently stands. Now, I had also done a lot for the A Team on Facebook, which is a great tool to use for Real Estate. I had created a page for Real Estate Agents, so they are able to post their listings, findings. It was a very long process adding all of the agents in Havasu. Now the agents have a Facebook page where they are able to advertise their listings. I was also able to post some houses myself on Facebook. This took a lot of time, but now the Real Estate Agents in Havasu are able to post on this new Facebook page.
Wrapping up my whole experience-
It is hard to even really explain what I have learned with the A Team. If you would have asked me 1 year ago, if I thought that I was going to Intern for a big Real Estate agency, I probably would have laughed. My whole life ever since High School has definitely changed, A lot. It is hard to even imagine that I was given this great opportunity. This was definitely an amazing experience. Now, I am currently about to go into my second semester of my senior year in high school, and this experience came at the perfect time. As of now, I am still considering a lot of options after high school. As well as being a Real Estate Agent. I was able to meet the great people who sell houses in Havasu. It has definitely given me a brighter look into where I may be in a few years. I am hoping that I can be able to look back on this one day, and say that I made it, because of the great opportunity I was given.
I would personally like to thank Lake Havasu High School, and the Chamber of Commerce for giving students like me this life changing opportunity. The A Team at Keller Williams for giving me this wonderful opportunity to experience what Real Estate is really like, and also for giving me real life experience. Now, Chad Nelson. What can i say about Chad Nelson? He is a great guy. He has showed me so many things. It is hard to even explain the amount of gratitude that I have for him, and his whole team. Even when I had to wait for him to come out of his long meetings, or when I was always here 5 minutes early, and he would be off doing his job already, and I would have to wait again. He gave me experience that I will definitely be using in the real world. Again, I would like to say thank you to everyone who made this opportunity possible.
Other 3D Models I have done-