Well, we don’t really have doors, but you know what I mean.
I’ll never forget what my broker at the time said to us when Francy and I told him we were venturing out on our own”¦
You’re going to open a real estate brokerage in this market? I wish you well, but it will never last.
He is a great guy, but he was wrong.
Today we are twenty seven agents strong. We’ve got “offices” in Phoenix and Tucson, and we are doing just fine.
I am so proud of the 27 agents that call Thompson’s Realty home. They are the backbone of our little brokerage. And they work their tails off for their clients. Without them, there would be no Thompson’s Realty. (Of note, despite this sugary ”“ but heartfelt ”“ praise some of you still drive me insane with your late paperwork. Fix that would ya?)
I also can’t thank our clients enough. To put your trust and your faith into a person and a company that is helping you in what is likely the single largest financial transaction you’ll make is not an easy thing to do. Obviously without clients, we would have nothing. You are why we do what we do, and we appreciate you.
Finally, I’d be woefully remiss if I didn’t thank the person that truly makes Thompson’s Realty tick. It’s not our agents, or our clients, or me. It is my lovely and insanely dedicated wife Francy. I can’t even begin to express what she does for this brokerage. Ask any Thompson’s agent who really runs the show ”“ they know it’s Francy. But I don’t think even they fully grasp everything she does. “Office Manager” is her official title, but that doesn’t come close to describing her role and what she puts into this business we are trying to build. Something more like, “Grand Poobah, Master of the Real Estate Universe, and Queen of Brokerage Operations” is more like it. But try fitting that on a business card. She is amazing and I couldn’t hope to have a better business partner, wife or friend.
Three years down, many more to go. Thanks everyone!
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