😀A Nice Decade for Brian!!!

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👋A Nice Decade for Brian!!!

 

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In 2009, I was running a credit card processing company.  I revamped the company and got it rolling on rails.  The economy started to go down, so the owner figured since the business was running smoothly, he no longer needed me, so I was let go.

On the encouragement of a friend that I had recently met that was in real estate, she suggested that I get my real estate license, as she thought I would be good at it.  So, I did so in 2010 and hit the ground running! 

2011 was a fairly solid year in real estate for me and I met some clients that turned into life long friends and clients.  I can recall dealing with a prospect that I thought about not working with because the deal was so small, but I ended up doing 4 transactions with him within a year, so I am glad that I chose to stick with him! 

2012 was similar to the previous year real estate wise and even though I didn't quite do the same amount in sales, it was close.  I met more clients that became close friends that also did more business with me in the years to come.

2013 was a big year in real estate for me and I exceeded my production from the past year by quite a bit.  I love that it was again filled with meeting clients that became close friends and future real estate deals.

2014 wasn't quite as financially good as the previous year, but still a fine year in real estate.  One deal that I worked on was where I didn't realize I was working with a guy that had a girlfriend, but was still married, haha.  I found out when I couldn't get in touch with him, so I had to call his girlfriend and she asked me to call his house.  She couldn't do so because his wife might answer, haha, talk about awkward.

2015 was a down year in real estate for me, but I was getting more used to the roller coaster of a career it is.  Luckily, I met more clients that have become close friends and will lead to referrals and more business.

2016 was another slow year in real estate for me, but I started quite a few things that I love doing to this day.  I started hiking and my brothers and I began an annual trip to watch our favorite team play basketball at the end of season tournament.  It was also a great year for family time, as we made a couple of other out of state trips together!  Family is very important to me.

2017 was filled with trips with family and was my best year in real estate to date.  I did my first flip and learned a great deal through the process.  I met quite a few clients that have also become good friends and I am sure more business and referrals will come from the connections I made.

2018 was one of the most difficult years of my life, both personally and in business.  Business started out great, but then the wheels fell off in July.  I was able to take some fun trips and I got the chance to meet Jeff Dowler, CRS and Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI on two different occasions.  I also met Michael Jacobs!!! 

2019 is setting up to be one of my best years ever in every aspect of life!  I have grown spiritually, physically, and financially.  I have already eclipsed the amount of business that I did all of last year.  I am getting in better shape with healthy eating and exercise.  I also got the chance to meet Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP while I was in Texas, such a wonderful woman she is and I am happy that we will be friends for life!!!

 

☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs

📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370

🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370

📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com

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Brian England
MBA, GRI, REALTOR®
Arizona Focus Realty
(480) 773-2370
brian@bke12.com
www.realestateineastvalleyaz.com

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Awe! Brian England is a gentleman and a scholar! Always a winner, never a quitter. Thankful for friends and goes the distance to meet up with his favorite peeps on ActiveRain. 

Brian, it was such an honor to meet you earlier this year and I look forward to future visits with you and your family too! Thank you, for the nice shout out and yes! I would love to meet Norma J. Elkins too!!! Preferably in TN where I really loved my recent retreat/workshop and where you have relatives too. 

Always and forever friends. Brian, you're the greatest!

Jul 09, 2019 07:57 AM #27
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Tennessee is a wonderful place, I always enjoy spending time there Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, but never get to spend as much time as I would like there with my cousins.

Jul 09, 2019 08:11 AM #28
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Maybe it's time to take the bull by the horns and plan a cousins party, rent a B&B or a cabin on the lake and make it happen! Then, if it works out well, plan an annual cousins' party. 

Jul 09, 2019 08:17 AM #29
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is in the works Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP , but it is going to be a surprise, so if anyone finds out, I will blame you for telling them, haha.

Jul 09, 2019 01:08 PM #30
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

And if that happens, and you have to blame me, does that make me the first family virtual party crasher Brian England? Ha! Ha! That would be pretty funny!!!

Jul 09, 2019 01:36 PM #31
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are too funny Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, sounds like you are enjoying your day, which makes me smile!

Jul 09, 2019 02:22 PM #32
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Brian... all in all a very good decade! Loved the story of the married guy with a girlfriend... that's one I haven't experienced (not yet, anyway). But after mentioning all the Rainers you met, I'm beginning to feel left out! 

Jul 10, 2019 04:50 AM #33
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am so sorry Nina Hollander, I need to go back and edit the post and add you back in since when I met you, it was definitely a highlight for that year!

Jul 10, 2019 06:00 AM #34
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Oh Brian... you know I was just pulling your leg! I'm not all that insecure!

Jul 10, 2019 06:06 AM #35
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Brian- I loved reading about your past 10 years!  And it occurs to me that the underlying thread is your positive attitude and kindness. I mean...just look at that smile!!!

Jul 10, 2019 12:22 PM #36
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Aww, that is so sweet of you to say Kathy Streib, thank you!  It has been a good 10 years!

Jul 10, 2019 02:38 PM #37
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Brian,
It's awesome how so many clients become good friends, isn't it?  I loved that about the business.  Now I'm meeting agents in the Rain (like you) who are becoming friends.  A nice bonus! 

Jul 12, 2019 08:15 AM #38
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, that is what I noticed most about my look back through the past 10 years Carol Williams and I forgot to mention quite of the few of the Rainers that I have met in person in the past 10 years that have become friends.

Jul 12, 2019 08:54 AM #39
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Brian: The ebb and flow of this industry is part of what makes it appealing to me. Some years are better than others but the silver lining is that we get to help consumers and often turn those encounters into lasting friendships.

Jul 12, 2019 10:35 AM #40
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I agree Anita Clark, but I do not like the ebbs where I am unable to pay my bills, haha.  Hopefully, those days are long gone though.

Jul 12, 2019 10:48 AM #41
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Brian! I so enjoyed reading about your decade's ups and downs! Isn't owning your own business fun and exciting - seemingly always a roller coaster ride of some sort, whether it be the business, finances or personal challenges. They all make us stronger though!

Like you, I've so enjoyed meeting Jeff & Patricia and would love to have met the Norm & Sandy as well as Michael - I feel like we could chat for decades if ever we meet! LOL

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Jul 14, 2019 02:44 PM #42
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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OH and I forgot to mention - my lifelong friends here helped me build my business and they have brought more friends into my life as the years have gone by. Like you, it's not uncommon for my clients to turn into dear friends too - we are truly so blessed, Brian!

Jul 14, 2019 02:45 PM #43
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanks Debe Maxwell, CRS , I am enjoying the weekend in Sedona with family, we are having a great time! I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed too! I hope that we will get to meet sometime, I am certain that we will have plenty to talk about.

Jul 14, 2019 05:59 PM #44
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I loved reading this post. Real estate really is a roller-coaster isn't it? And I'm going to be meeting Patricia soon, and can't wait!

Jul 17, 2019 07:05 AM #45
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thank you Kat Palmiotti, it really brought back some memories in writing it, both good and bad, haha.  You will really enjoy meeting Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, she is such a wonderful person!

Jul 17, 2019 10:45 AM #46
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