I had an amazing opportunity five years ago to start a commercial division for Reece Nichols.
Reece Commercial started with one agent (me), a business card, and a phone. In five years, we grew to be one of the top ten commercial real estate brokerage firms in Kansas City. We won an Ingram’s Magazine award three years in a row for being one of the top three commercial real estate companies in KC. We have grown to 11 full time agents, with a fantastic mix of experience and youth.
I started my 31st year in the commercial real estate industry this year. After much discussion with my wife and family, I decided this week to step away from Reece Commercial. This was truly difficult decision. I have a great team, Reece Nichols has an incredible staff and so many talented agents, but it is time for me to focus on other priorities in the commercial real estate world.
I have decided to restart Sight Commercial Realty (again)! I am not going to be a full service brokerage company. I will mostly concentrate on what I like to do best – investing in real estate. Investing is something I have done for almost my entire career, but haven’t had a chance to do it much the past five years. I have been fortunate that I haven’t lost money doing investing, or lost a property!
With my years of involvement in the real estate industry, I also have some thoughts for technology that might help a CRE agent be more efficient and profitable. That will be something else I’ll be working on.
It’s a strange feeling after working almost every day since I graduated college to come up for air. I won’t have a fixed schedule for Monday, no sales meeting to prepare for, no referrals to follow up on, no manager’s meetings to go to, and no tie to put on. But I’m sure looking forward to it.
As for my new office location, it will the first time I have ever worked from home. My office in Old Leawood is nicer than any office I could find for myself.
Most of us yearn for the opportunity to go back home. Next week I get to do that with Sight Commercial Realty, as well as truly officing at home. Thank you Melynn Sight for letting this happen for us.