A typical weekday for Chad Robinson starts around 6:30 a.m. This gives him a chance to beat the crowd and take a quick audit of each community before model homes open to the public.
He spends this time walking through homes that are under construction and familiarizing himself with different floor plans, always finding ways to build value into our product. He may stick around to mentor his younger sales associates, or he may hit the road before they arrive.
Often, his work as Sales Manager for Riverside Homebuilders takes him to as many as three cities before 2 p.m. which is how he put 20,000 miles on his new truck in just five months. It’s a big commitment, but within the first few minutes talking to him you know, he is meant for this job.
“My day is crazy, my wife will tell you,” Chad said with a laugh. “It’s crazy, but I love it. I love getting out in front of everybody and seeing how the different communities come together.”
Riverside Homebuilders has grown a lot since he joined three years ago and even made the Builder 100 list in 2019. The annual who’s who of homebuilding recognizes the companies with the most closings the previous year. Riverside Homebuilders closed a total of 462 homes for a new company record.
And Chad is right where he wants to be despite starting out as a competitor more than 20 years ago.
Chad’s first look at the homebuilding world came working for a manufactured housing company in town. He worked off and on in the industry also taking time away to help run and eventually sell his grandfather’s pawnshop.
When a sales position opened at Riverside Homebuilders, Chad knew it was time to make the jump.
“It was the easiest decision that I ever made in my life,” Chad said.
Chad started over as a sales associate when he joined Riverside Homebuilders and was promoted to Sales Manager this July. He said the teaching aspect of his position is what he enjoys the most, sharing his passion with new hires and watching them grow.
The biggest lesson he tries to pass along? Passion shows. It shows when you get there early and greet buyers at the door. It shows when you explain the benefits of a product you really believe in and it shows when you love your job.
“I gave up a lot to get where I am and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be successful,” Chad said. “I think that means being passionate, transparent and willing to mold yourself into whatever the company needs you to be.”
Even if that keeps him at a desk for a few days executing contracts although you can tell he is already missing fieldwork.
If you are looking for a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call (817) 601-6230, text (254) 735-3033 or visit the contact us page. Chad and his team will help you find the perfect one.