Bill Barrett is another mentor from the ranks of CRS instructors. We met at a CRS meeting and have worked together on various CRS courses. Over the years we have shared the stage many times. The most memorable of these was the first CRS Sellebration event in Las Vegas. Bill was part of our ‘band of brothers’, which included himself, Dave Beson, Howard Brinton and me.
Of all the speakers I know, Bill is the best at research and development of topic ideas. He holds his annual top producer meeting where he collects ideas from 50 of the best agents in the business. He cultivates this information and assembles it into usable form so others can learn from it.
When I got the call that my brother had died, I was in Toronto for a seminar. Bill Barrett was my co-instructor . . . and, through this difficult time, my new brother.
When Bill went through a life and business change in 2000, he moved to Minneapolis to share an office with me. Speaking can be a very lonely business, so it was a pleasure to work together for more than a year. We shared ideas on business, management and content development.