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About 30 years ago, I was in college and looking for Summer housing so that I could take a few extra classes and stay in town to practice with my bandmates. After class one day, I stopped into a real estate office to see if they had any apartments available. 
Little did I know, the trajectory of my life was about to change!

I hit it off with the broker in the office and he asked if I had ever considered getting my real estate license. I hadn’t thought about it before, but if this guy was going to help me find an apartment, I was willing to hear him out.  

It wasn't really an "ah ha" moment so much as a "why not?" moment...

But within a few weeks, I was in my new apartment, attending Summer classes, rehearsing my music and working part time as a rental agent.

"This is a big chunk of money here- why don't you use it to buy a place?"
When the broker gave me my commission check from my Summer rentals, he said “listen, it’s your money and this is just a suggestion, but this is a big chunk of money here- why don't you use it to buy a place? We’ve got a couple of listings right near campus.”

We went over the numbers and with that check as a down payment, I could buy a one-bedroom condo a few blocks from campus and my mortgage would be almost exactly what I was paying for rent.

Then, I took it one step farther: “what’s the price for a two bedroom?” I asked. 
It was more expensive of course but when I factored in renting out the second bedroom to a friend of mine, now my monthly payment was cut by more than half. 

That day, an investor was born. 

Had I not taken a chance that day to hear that Broker out and let some guy that I met on a whim sell me on an opportunity, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have now bought and sold 10's of millions of dollars worth of real estate and have taught thousands of students how to do the same. Now, it's your turn. 
At the end of 2013, my wife and I spoke and decided it was time for me to do something great and start my career in general real estate. I had no kids at the time, I was 27, and I figured if I was going to create my ideal life, now is the time to do it.
After reading Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, my mind and vision of what was possible completely changed, and I started thinking very differently about being an Employee vs. an Entrepreneur! It brought me back to a way of thinking from my younger years when I had started multiple online businesses selling items on eBay and making more money at the age of 14 than some adults made at the time.
So I began my career in real estate as a real estate brokerage owner. I created an LLC, paid a sponsoring broker to allow me to use their license, and away I went. Handy Realty was founded. I started by focusing on doing deals as an agent primarily and building my brokerage second.

I became one of the top agents in my local market. That led to agents knowing who I was, and growing the brokerage became easier. Finally, I was doing so much business on my own that I needed to start a team to assist with my transactions and the leads I was generating. Thus, The Handy Team was formed, and growth continued.

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