The newest crop of Certified Restaurant Brokers have completed training at We Sell Restaurants University. Co-Founders Eric and Robin Gagnon trained the talented team from Raleigh North Carolina who are opening the office this week.
Katy Sizemore, the firm's latest franchise partner, in the Triangle area breaks ground this week in the Raleigh market. A successful business executive and entrepreneur with more than a decade of business experience, Katy has been licensed in the state of North Carolina as Real Estate Broker since 2007. Her skills include closing hundreds of deals for both commercial and residential real estate. Her hands-on experience serving both buyers and sellers make her a perfect fit as the Franchise Partner for the market.
A graduate of North Carolina State University, Katy is proud to call Raleigh, North Carolina home and loves serving the business needs of the growing market. Katy has played lifelong competitive sports and is an avid tennis player.
Katy is joined by Certified Restaurant Broker Jordan Powell. Jordan graduated from North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing. While attending N.C. State, Jordan served on the Executive Board of the American Marketing Association. Jordan has strong social media skills that allow her to effectively communicate online and in person. Her interpersonal skills help buyers and sellers in achieving their business dreams.
The two experienced a world class training program led by the nation’s most experienced, knowledgeable and productive Restaurant Brokers including four phases of study.
In the first phase, they relied on the award-winning book Appetite for Acquisition as the textbook and companion piece to a 50-page manual with exercises, questions and information focused on developing knowledge about the mindset of the buyer.
In Phase two of We Sell Restaurants University, the team concluded a week-long practicum and webinar series on the proprietary software tool developed by the firm; the B.O.S.S.©. The Broker's Operations and Sales System (the B.O.S.S.© ) is the nation’s most advanced web platform for business brokerage. The proprietary tool developed by We Sell Restaurants functions as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool, a seller and listing live database tool and the only “Hot Report” and “Broker’s Dashboard” in the nation, tracking the most important activity and deals for a broker to focus on and giving real time feedback on Key Performance Indicators. Students engage in daily webinars and apply their knowledge with exercises and testing that assure their competency on the platform before moving forward in the program.
Both acheived the status of Certified Restaurant BrokerTM passing their practical and written exams to be granted the coveted title held by only a select few.
The Phase Three training was offered for the first time in Florida and consisted of a classroom curriculum delivered firsthand by Eric and Robin Gagnon, the country’s preeminent RESTAURANT BROKERS. The 40-hour training included blended learning methods such as role playing, videos, exercises, restaurant visits and slideshow delivery.
In launch week, the two newly minted Certified Restaurant Brokers will graduate to market support by the brand’s founder, Eric Gagnon. The three will be making connections and calling on customers in the Raleigh market this week as the practice launches.
Sizemore and team will receive ongoing support from the franchise founders in the form of weekly Mastermind sessions. These offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a one on one session.
For more information on buying a North Carolina restaurant, visit Katy's Certified Restaurant Broker bio page.