Agents and house agents have been working closely together for more than 20 years, and they have all the advantages of being part of a family, said Bob Gibbs, the company’s senior vice president of real estate.
The family is still in the game, and agents need to keep the family going, he said.
“It’s an absolute privilege to have a family of agents.”
For years, agents and their family members have had a common goal: to build a thriving and profitable real estate business, which helps families pay their bills, find jobs and even take care of their pets.
“We’ve never had a problem with any client in the past, and we’re very proud of our history,” Gibbs said.
Agents have been asked to keep up their game for the next decade, and Gibbs is optimistic that the business will continue to thrive.
“The real estate industry is a hard one to manage,” he said, adding that many agents are new to the business and that it can be challenging to find people who understand the nuances of the industry.
“A lot of the people who are in real estate and are just starting out are new and don’t know what to expect,” he added.
But, he added, the family-friendly atmosphere is helping the industry grow and the real estate agents are happy to help.
“I think it’s great,” Gibs said.
The real estate agent’s family and friends have been asking for help with housekeeping and the family is looking for a new house to live in, said Mark Gibb, who owns a family-owned real estate brokerage.
He and his wife, Susan, have owned a house on Main Street in Arlington since 1996.
They’ve been asked for help on many occasions with the house, including on holidays, when the family needs to get away from the house.
Susan Gibb said her husband always thought of her as the “woman in charge,” but she had to step up.
“If I’m not doing something right, then I have to ask her,” she said.
Gibb’s wife, Mary Ann Gibb of Arlington, said she would like to live on the same floor as her husband and children in their house.
But it is still a challenge for her, she said, especially as they have two young children.
“My children are the ones that are going to have to deal with that,” she added.
The couple also has a small, one-bedroom house in the same area, but that is the limit for them right now.
“You have to give them time to adjust, you have to get them used to having people over and having their space, and I think that’s something they’re going to be OK with,” Mary Ann said.
She also added that she would be willing to consider moving out if the opportunity arises.
Gibbs expects that the family will keep working together, and said he hopes to eventually get a house to rent for the couple and their three children.
He said he has no plans to leave the house when the time comes.
“This is our family,” Gibb added.
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