Quickly after graduating from Cambridge College, RE/MAX Executive Realty owner Chris Arienti’s passion for the classroom led to him to kick of a career in special education in Boston. Arienti encouraged his students to set goals and was completely invested in helping each individual successfully reach those goals. As a result of his dedication to the students, Arienti quickly to moved up the education ladder and ultimately found himself in a district position. This job, to his dissatisfaction, took him completely out of the classroom.
After 14 years in education, Arienti needed a change of scenery. He began his career in real estate and spent six years at Keller Williams. Arienti quickly settled into the role of team leader and recruited over 140 agents—reuniting with the mentorship he originally fell in love with.
Recently, Arienti and his team have made the move from Keller Williams to RE/MAX Executive Realty in Franklin, Massachusetts, where Arienti is now an owner. Since becoming an owner, Arienti has drawn from his days in education and consciously works to stay focused on helping and investing in his agents. Take a look at what he has to share about this move:
Although his journey to a successful real estate career has been unconventional, he attributes majority of his success to the following lessons learned in education:
- Lead by example—in the classroom, student growth begins with teachers. As an owner, Arienti takes this same approach with his agents. By practicing persistence, acknowledging failure and producing creative solutions, Arienti empowers his employees to strive to be their best selves.
- Take time to invest in other people—as a teacher, Arienti taught his students to invest in themselves and their education as capital for success. In his brokerage, he mirrors this practice by fully immersing himself in his agents’ goals so that he can better support their journey to achieving them.
- Bringing value to others—it goes without saying, Arienti was drawn to education because he cares for people. In real estate, he asks his clients and agents how he can help bring value to their livelihood, their business and their family. Recently, Chris was able to help a first-time buyer purchase a new home despite her challenges. He says that the satisfaction on her face made it all worth it.
We are excited that Chris is now part-owner of RE/MAX Executive Realty with 9 offices and over 140 agents in Massachusetts, becoming the second largest brokerage in New England.