Bridgeland is excited to congratulate our March Spotlight Realtor of the Month – Sarah Franklin Savard with RE/MAX Grand. Sarah is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University and has worked in residential real estate for over 10 years The Franklin Team at RE/MAX Grand. Sarah believes that buying or selling a home is the largest transaction a person will undergo. Her communication and dedication to her clients always facilitates a smooth transaction. Sarah’s awards include RE/MAX 100% Club and Rookie of the Year from RE/MAX Grand.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah and learn a little more about her and the elements that have lead to her success.
What is your favorite thing in your career?
“Purchasing and/or selling a home can be a stressful and grueling process and is typically the biggest expense a family will ever make. The most rewarding part of my career has been guiding people through that taxing journey and fighting to make sure they are neither taken advantage of nor without proper knowledge of the process. I feel like I bring a calming approach to what can be a very nerve racking few weeks, months or sometimes years. There’s no better feeling in my industry than when a closing is complete and the client is fully satisfied with their decision and happily moved into or out of their home.”
What is your proudest accomplishment?
“I would have to say that my 8-month-old daughter, Logan Ann, would be my biggest accomplishment. She is our miracle baby. My husband and I wanted her so badly for so many years. We don’t remember what life was like before her. In regard to real estate, I would say that receiving the Rookie of the Year award my first year in the business was a very proud moment. I have been blessed with a great team at RE/MAX and with their support, I was able to hit the ground running right away and haven’t looked back since. My book of clients has continued to grow year over year and I attribute that to my fast start and the dedication it took to build that groundwork in year one.”
Who is your hero and why?
“My dad, Jimmy Franklin, is my biggest role model. Since I was young, I’ve always looked up to him and he’s the one person I go to for advice on anything and everything. He’s a very smart, successful businessman and an even better father. He puts family first and his work ethic is unmatched. Watching his diligence and commitment to providing for his loved ones really struck a chord with me and set the tone for my success today. He started his real estate business 34 years ago and grew it into one of the top RE/MAX teams in Texas and the US. Shortly after graduating and entering the workforce, I was pretty unhappy with my position and decided to confide in him and ask for some fatherly advice. To my surprise, he began recruiting me to come and work with him and in 2007 I joined his team. I had some reservations at first, but strongly believe that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have been a Realtor for 10 years now. When he was ready to retire in 2014, my partners and I took over the business. Since then we have grown it substantially with last year being a new record in production.”
Did you always know you wanted to go into real estate?
“To be honest, I had no clue I would ever go into real estate. I always found it very interesting but I never thought much about joining the family business until after college. As a young child, I remember listening to my dad on the phone talking to clients, negotiating contracts, etc. All I knew was it seemed like hard work. I came to appreciate that hard work when I jumped into the business decades later. There are so many aspects of any given deal that you need to be conscious of to produce a smooth, successful transaction.”