In his first year in the real estate business, Drew Kisamore has proven that he has what it takes to succeed in real estate. By diving in headfirst, committing to prospecting and cold calling, and sticking to his personal values, Drew has nearly hit his audacious goal of closing 36 homes in year one.
But the number of transactions that Drew has closed doesn’t tell the whole story. He’s building a life of freedom, flexibility, and abundance for his growing family.
Rewind: Five Years in the Making
Drew was initially licensed in 2016. At the time, he was working in marketing at a due-diligence firm primarily focused on multifamily units. This sparked his interest in selling residential real estate, so he took a week off, studied for his exam, and got his license.
“I decided to knock it all out at once,” Drew remembers. “I got my license, passed my test, and hung my license at Long & Foster. They opened the door, showed me the office, and said, ‘Go ahead.’ I had no idea what I was doing and no mentors except when my broker had time.”
Drew quickly realized that starting a real estate business while maintaining a full-time job wasn’t reasonable. So he stepped back, trusting that his time to become a full-time REALTOR® would eventually come.
Over the next five years, Drew continued working in and around the real estate business. He stayed with his former company for another year, then spent four years working for Costar, where he focused on commercial real estate data and analytics.
Meanwhile, Drew’s wife, Jessie, began working with The Hogan Group, and she began to put the bug in Drew’s ear about returning to real estate. In 2021, he decided it was finally time. Drew landed with The Hogan Group and began his real estate sales career in earnest.
“It’s been a great move for me, personally and professionally,” Drew says. “I’ve been able to spend more time with my family. I play in a band professionally and have been playing in bands since I was 16, so I have been able to play more music. And I am able to get after real estate as much as I want to.”
In his first year, Drew has already achieved tremendous success. He’s tracking to close over 30 deals and he’s built his business with good, old-fashioned hard work. As he looks ahead, his goal is to continue to learn and re-center on relationships — both in and outside the business. With a 4-year-old daughter at home and a baby boy on the way in early 2022, Drew has never had a better reason to get out of bed each morning and work towards his dreams.
“The vision from here is to grow my business. I don’t see myself leaving The Hogan Group. I’m in a good position here,” Drew says. “And I want to work on my relationships a ton more. This year, I have been so concentrated on work that friends and family have been pushed aside a little bit, and I hate that feeling. Relationships are very important. I have to realize there is more to life than work, and I got into this business to have a little more freedom. I’m looking forward to building my relationships and growing my business.”