Philosopher, speaker, writer and photographer Matthew Ferrara is helping to inspire the leadership, innovation, creativity and success of the real estate community.
Originally setting out to be a chemist, Ferrara came upon a fork in the road and ended up falling in love with real estate. Along his journey, many real estate professionals have taught, encouraged and coached him to master the arts of real estate sales, management, innovation and leadership.
In the three decades since, Ferrara's goal has been to inspire the brokerage community with best practices, creative ideas and mentorship, at events and retreats in 49 U.S. states, 20 countries and three languages.
With experience ranging from teaching sales and marketing, authoring courses, developing a national training and call center, coaching educators and keynoting industry events, Ferrara's greatest accomplishment was being invited to deliver the closing address at Tom Ferry's 2018 Success Summit. After delivering his signature message to the crowd of 6,000, the line of people waiting for hugs, handshakes and thank-yous left Ferrara in tears of joy. To inspire so many people at one time was one of the most rewarding moments of his career.
"Always remember that you do noble work; that what you do matters; that you make a difference. Your success starts by believing you're worth it, because you are," says Ferrara.
As the 'resident philosopher' for a dozen of the industry's leading organizations, franchisors, software firms and brokerages, Ferrara is privileged to help shape the future of brokerage.