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Meet Rod Watson of The Watson Group in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rod Watson.

Rod, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started in Real Estate 12 years ago as an investor. I purchased my first house with my wife Laura and our 1st daughter back in 2005. I knew real estate was for me and I’ve been living my dream ever since. Making the decision to invest in real estate lead to me becoming an agent. From there I went on to sell over 100 Million dollars in real estate helping 100’s of families buy and sell real estate.

My passion for helping our clients achieve the American Dream of home ownership is what motivates me. I find great joy in helping people achieve the American Dream of home ownership and investing in real estate. Years of studying and putting the time in to perfect my craft is the reason I’ve been able to have success in this space. I love what I do!

Has it been a smooth road?
No, it has been far from smooth. I don’t think running a smooth business exist.

Don’t get me wrong we’ve had some great times but smooth and easy no lol. It’s easy to do transactions as an agent but building a business in this space has become harder especially when it comes to acquiring new clients.

We’ve had struggles with growing and reaching our goals when it came to breaking into luxury real estate. It’s a more competitive field and there are more challenges you face with running a team and maintaining the pace to acquire and maintain business coming in. There’s always a new devil at every level. So my attitude is always work to find solutions to the problems we are faced with. The challenges and hard times have made us better and more focused. It might sound weird, but I’m thankful for all the hard times.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into The Watson Group story. Tell us more about the business.
My wife and I founded the company 15 yrs ago. As real estate agents, we specialize in luxury sales, and we also service very specific niche markets like sports & entertainment, which is my passion along with distressed properties. I played professional basketball overseas for a few years and coached in college for three years as well. During that time I was able to build a lot of key relationships with people in the sport and entertainment industry NBA, NFL primarily. Over time we have become known as one of the top sports and entertainment agencies for athletes and entertainers in LA and the West coast. Aside from servicing the sports and entertainment niche, during the downturn, we helped a lot of my athlete clients and friends buy distressed properties with the focus of helping them build long term wealth and passive income.

I am proud of all of our accomplishments; it’s not easy operating in this space. It took a lot of patients to get to this point and we’re still building. I believe what sets me apart from other agents is I truly value relationships over transactions. We may not be amongst the high volume agents  in town, but we are the hardest working agents and provided the highest level of services that get’s results. Be sure to check out out Yelp reviews.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see the luxury market along with the sports and entertainment industry continuing to grow due to a lot of wealth teansofamtion within this demographic. The future of real estate is always hard to predict. However, over the next decade with the continued economic growth in California job sector and development, I see more opportunity for growth along with a wealth of buyers and sellers.

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