BENJAMIN J. BENTON
Licensed Real Estate Broker & Pricipal
Phone: (413) 348-4877
Benton Real Estate Company, Inc. Hampden & Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Founder and President 2004 - Present
·Founder and Broker of licensed professional Commercial & Residential real estate brokerage.
·Broker real estate sales, Manage staff of real estate agents and Director of small business.
·Personally oversee all contractual negotiations and closings.
·Work hand in hand and network with real estate Sellers, Buyers, Attorneys, Appraisers, and Mortgage Lenders on a daily basis.
·Employ networking to generate leads for agents and self.
·As broker, responsible for over $200 million in successfully closed residential and commercial transactions since inception in 2004, placing the company within the top 25 brokerages within Hampden and Hampshire Counties. (*Please note, Benton Real Estate has never employed more than 3 full time agents inclusive of broker Benjamin Benton)
·Individually responsible for closing over $100 million in real estate transactions since 2001 and rank within the top 30 agents among over 2,000 agents in Hampden and Hampshire Counties.
·Active corporate sponsor and company personal representative with many community organizations.
Benton Marketing Group Agawam, MA
Founder and President 2009 - Present
·Create and implement various social networks into small businesses marketing plan (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YoutTube, LinkdIn, Wordpress blog)
·Devise and implement full scale marketing and promotional plans for small businesses
·Author press releases and work hand in hand with the local media outlets in releasing such
·Promote various charitable events utilizing all local media outlets.
·Create and implement fundraising goals, plans and events for various political campaigns. Responsible for and coordinated various fundraising events for various political campaigns.
Campaign Manager (Mayoral) Agawam, MA
Derek J. Benton for Mayor May- Nov, 2009
·Organized and built a “grass roots” political organization from the ground up for the mayoral campaign of brother, who received the most votes in the primary election in a field that included both the incumbent mayor as well as the previous holder of Mayor's office.
·Successfully coordinated fundraising activities producing more campaign funds than any other candidate.
·Worked closely with Mayoral candidate to formulate strategies, event planning, press interaction, and problem solving.
Ayre Real Estate Agawam, MA
Real Estate Agent 2001- 2004
·Independent Real Estate Agent responsible for generating listings, negotiating and closing transactions.
·Created the most sales for a first year Realtor, resulting in closed transactions in excess of $10 million, catapulting Ayer Real Estate to the top market share in Agawam (ranking 2nd in area), while doubling the productivity of the company.
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. – McCauley Division Hartford,CT
All Waste, Inc. 1999-2001
Account Manager/Sales Representative
·Impacted gross revenues by $500,000 through business development, growth and customer retention throughout the state of Connecticut in the waste disposal industry.
·Worked closely with Business Owners, Procurement Executives, general contractors, real estate developers and property managers to develop relationships and cultivate new business.
·Represented company at trade and professional meetings.
Springboard Technology Corporation Springfield, MA
Sales and Marketing Coordinator 1998-1999
·Responsible for management of major accounts throughout New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas in providing logistics and repair solutions in the computer peripheral industry.
·Instituted global sales and marketing programs focused on new accounts within an acquired business unit.
·Represented company and prospected for new business at trade and industry trade shows, conferences and events.
Western New England College 1998
BSBA Marketing Communications / Advertising