Persinger Group is the brain child of Katherine and Darin Persinger.
Years of Experience – Darin
Years of Experience – Katherine
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After a stint of being a sponsored wakeboarder and managing a large indoor waterpark, I got into real estate sales. With a strong desire to succeed and an even stronger desire to get to lake with friends, I took to diligently prospecting on the phone. I quickly became the office Top Producer and eventually the #1 Producer in the area, including being a Quality Service Award winner.
By age 23, I was the managing broker for three real estate offices. With sales skills, leadership skills and passion I quickly turned the offices into the most profitable in the company. In fact, my three offices accounted for over 30% of all the profit in the 30 office brokerage.
Other brokers quickly took notice of my ability to get results and started asking for tips, secrets and help. Along with that came a new job offer to become the CEO of a larger brokerage in Madison, WI. This is where I truly started to learn the importance of strategy and marketing and not just success through brute force. At age 29, I was offered a new, bigger opportunity to turn around a struggling real estate brokerage in the greater Seattle area. I packed up my belongings, my French Bulldog, Pearl and drove across the states.
In a blindside moment, I was fired after only nine months. I found himself in a new location, a lease with still 4 months, and having just met a girl that I was quite interested in, so I started up my own consulting agency and became a hired gun to help turn around failing businesses, or push businesses that had hit a plateau to the next level.
For example: Lisa Archer, COO of Live Love Realty based in Charlotte, NC, worked with me to take her business from 30 transactions a y ear with just her and her dad, to over 40 agents, 400 transactions a year and in 8 different markets including, New York, Sacramento and Kansas City.
What Lisa has to say about Darin, “Darin is a KICK ASS coach, motivator and a genius. Yes, he has a mind that is incredible.”
I became a highly sought after speaker in the real estate industry. I was speaking 40+ times a year around North America, to crowds as large as 9,000 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and speaking on the same stages as bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, internet marketer Brian Clark, TV Personality –Mauricio Umansky and influencers like Dr. Condoleezza Rice.
I’m proud of my bestselling book for Realtors, having a top-rated iTunes Podcast getting over 20,000 downloads a month, but wanted to make a change.
Most recently I got married to that young lady that I wanted to stay in the Seattle area for, in September 2012. I found it extremely lonely and depressing spending time in airports and hotels, away from wife, Katherine.
I wanted to be at home with her and my dog. Then with the birth of our first child, our daughter Morgan, I knew that being on a stage was not the way I wanted to make my living. Katherine has been operating a successful real estate business for the last six years, so I asked her if I could be apart of what she was doing.
That’s when we launched Persinger Group, a real estate team that helps buyers, sellers and investors make smart real estating decisions.
Back on November 14th, 2008, I knew I wanted to buy, but didn’t know for sure where.
I was literally looking everywhere in between Issaquah and Marysville.
Yes, that is a LOT of ground to cover. I put a lot of thought into it… And decided Mukilteo, WA would be a good move because of the proximity to freeways, the beach, the ferry, and Puget Sound.
I picked the beautiful and desirable Harbour Pointe neighborhood, which is great for walks in the summer time, nice and close to restaurants, grocery stores, banks, doctors/dentists, and more.
But it wasn’t that simple.
I wrote an offer for my dream condo. It got accepted, and I was on cloud nine.
After a couple weeks, I got a call from my lender who was kind of a robot, and didn’t know how to break this gently to me.
“Katherine, you’re not going to qualify. Your ratios are all out of whack.” (or something like that).
Maybe this wouldn’t be a big deal to everyone. But I was barely even licensed as an agent and I had never bought before.
I didn’t know what this process was like. It hit me like a ton of bricks.
To add to this… the phone call was as I was on my way into meet my brother’s new girlfriend (they’re married now).
It was a pretty awkward first meeting…
I was holding back tears. I hated everyone and everything in sight.
We’re okay now, and I think she’s forgiven me for being a little stand-offish! But guess what? It wasn’t the end of the world.
I didn’t end up buying that one, but I found a slightly smaller and less expensive condo in the same building.
I’m happy in it.
It was a great first purchase, and in hindsight, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I knew I wanted to buy because I wanted my payments to go toward my equity. I wanted to be able to paint my walls, switch out light fixtures, and overall, make it my own. I love the idea of one day having my condo paid off, earning rental income, and getting a tax write-off while I’m at it.
I love real estate… I love owning it… And I’ll love helping you with your next move!!!