365 days ago some long established real estate brokers told me to my face, “Your business model won’t work. I wish you the best, but you’ll be out of business within a year.” Other’s have since said a “virtual office” can’t work, “Without a brick & mortar office people won’t take you seriously”, “You’ll never be able to recruit agents”, “You can’t start a real estate brokerage in this market” etc. etc. ad nauseam.
Well to all those Negative Nancy’s, I have just one thing to say:
You were wrong.
Granted, we’re only a year old and it is far too early to claim success. But we’ve not just survived, we’ve grown. We are proud to say that nine of the best real estate agents on the planet are working together to insure present, past and future clients of Thompson’s Realty receive customer service that is beyond reproach.
We are in the midst of one of the worst housing markets in memory. But people still buy and sell homes every day, and we are here to make sure all those home buyers, sellers, investors and those just considering entering the market have every possible tool, piece of information, and an experienced team of agents to help them through every step of their real estate experience ”“ and beyond.
To my family and my friends across the continent (and beyond) ”“ thank you for all your support and encouragement. That means a great deal to me.
To Jamie, Heather, Steve, Chris, Rock, Dave, Michelle and Francy ”“ thank you from the bottom of my heart. You make my job easy, and I can not imagine working with a finer group of people. You are amazing agents and even more amazing human beings.
To all of our clients ”“ thank you for putting your trust and confidence in us and allowing us into your lives. You are why we do this and we appreciate each and every one of you more than you’ll ever know.