Real Estate Survival Guide: Young Guns

Meet the panel:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona native, Katie Henderson started out her real estate career as a mortgage lender. This has helped her develop a comprehensive understanding of the home-buying process from start to finish. She began her real estate journey on a team and after a year of training, she became an independent agent. Her knowledge and passion for customer service are evident when working with her. Henderson was the captain of her college cheerleading team and is now president of her local networking group. Her enthusiastic, positive attitude and leadership skills are displayed with every client she meets. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and resides in North Phoenix.  

Trevor Bradley was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona primarily serving the East Valley. He started as a solo agent from 2012-2015. Bradley joined a team in 2016-2018, and started his own team in 2019. He is a three-time 40 under 40 recipient, and has been in the top-1 percent of Arizona  production since 2015. Bradley employs heavy emphasis on organic word of mouth business, 95 percent of his clients are referral and repeat. 

Luke Careccia is a 23-year-old Arizona native. When Careccia joined the workforce, he worked in sales from the day he turned 18 before getting into the door-to-door sales industry. Where he knocked doors and did that for about 2 1/2 years. August of 2021 marked his  first 12-month anniversary in real estate.

Kyle Zwart, MHG’s 2020 Rookie of the Year I came to Arizona a couple years ago from Canada. originally had plans to start a business, but  knew an agent that kept telling him that he would be a good fit for the real estate team he worked with. “I don’t think I took him seriously until about the 5th time he told me,” Zwart said “I didn’t want to miss out on an opportunity so after that day I bought the course and completed it in a couple months while I worked construction to pay the bills. I joined the Legacy Real Estate team last year in May, and I closed 26 deals for over $12M in my first 12 months of business. Being open minded to opportunities has always gotten me where I want to go, and taking the time to meet with the Legacy Real Estate Team was by far the best decision I’ve ever made.“

“In the middle of 2019 my wife and I made the leap of faith and quit our careers and moved over a 1,000 miles across the country from Oregon, where we decided we were going to start our growing family,” says MHG Agent, Dylan Schwarm. “My wife was 8 months pregnant and not working. I decided to jump in, full time, to Real Estate. Coming from a corporate job whose motto was “Love All, Serve All” I knew I wanted to take that same mindset and pour everything I had right back into my clients to which I attribute much of my success.” After getting officially licensed in May of 2019 and jumping in for the second half of the year Schwarm finished with one closing but knew he needed to make some profesional changes if this was going to be his full-time job and providing for his family.. In 2020 My home Group welcomed Schwarm to the Laughton Team which would be my first full year in the industry where I finished the year with 20 closed transactions and just over 6 million in production. As of August 2021, year to date, I have 11 closed transactions with $5 Million in production and counting.”