Women Who Move Detroit – 2021 – Special Section
DOBI REAL ESTATE
DOBI Real Estate | 2211 Cole St. | Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 385-3350 | wearedobi.com
“The DOBI Difference” isn’t a slogan or headline or advertising campaign; it’s a blueprint that helps make DOBI Real Estate not only successful, but special in a highly competitive business.
And they’re quite successful. Founded in 2018, DOBI Real Estate grew its sales volume by 268 percent and broke through to the Top 30 in sales volume on Realcomp’s brokerage rankings in its first 11 months.
“The DOBI Difference is the experience that people have here,” CEO Simon Thomas says. “It includes our approach to how we service our agents on a daily basis, and the trainings that we offer to help our agents grow. It’s something you feel when you walk through the door. The DOBI Difference is a combination of each of these things and everything in between that we do to elevate our agents’ business.”
More than half of the agents at DOBI are women, and each of them has the highest integrity, a fierce work ethic, a passion for what they do, and the ultimate goal of helping their clients not only reach, but exceed, expectations. Together, DOBI’s agents encompass more than 100 years of experience and are top producers in metro Detroit.
The DOBI team believes it’s important to be active in the community they serve and contribute in many different ways to make a difference where they work and live. Agents are members of the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the Women’s Council of Realtors. One is a board member at Empty Bowls Detroit, and another is a dance team coach. Still others are scout leaders, as well as church and senior community volunteers.
“Every day I walk into work, I’m inspired,” says Alicia Gewinner, who leads all marketing efforts for the brokerage and its agents. “The women at DOBI are leading and building their own empires through their work, their families, and their communities. Each agent hustles and shines differently, and that’s what sets them apart from the rest.”
“Our culture goes against the grain of what you would find at most residential real estate brokerages,” Gewinner continues. “We consider ourselves a family that’s built around a collaborative atmosphere where everyone shares the challenges they face and isn’t afraid to ask for advice or suggestions. Everyone is aware of each person’s goals and is willing to help one another achieve those goals.”
“The DOBI Difference” starts with a strong, experienced, talented, and motivated group of professional individuals who understand they’re part of a team that supports one another to help complete the deal to everyone’s satisfaction.
Pictured from top left to top right: Debbie Nelson, Rebecca Sokol, Marisa Thomas, Lisa Lipari, Lauren Rahaim, Tammy Jonna, Ann Michael, Kelly Klopocinski, Kristen Patterson, Angela Munaco, Cathy Odish, Linda Abraham, Brooke Azimi, Quin Gist, LeAnn Allan, Tracy Woodrum, Jen Stillwagon, Heather Ruhana, Jen McNairnie, Lindsay Lawrie, Natalie Lupo, Abby Center, Reina Snively, Jessica Stencel