On a business trip to China in 2008 to the International Travel Show in Shanghai , "JB" Griffin creator of gummy7 came up with the name gummy7 and created a website/brand featuring interesting people, places and events from Antarctica to Zambia
Today we still enjoy promoting and featuring interesting, people, places and events and have merged gummy7 to include "JB"s real estate business as a Broker Associate at Realty Executives. Our mission will always be to promote , promote and promote .
"JB" started his real estate career in 1998 as a New Agent with Century 21 Sparow Real Estate in Long Beach, CA and learned the Real Estate business while working alongside his wife Coby. Coby started her RE career as Agent in 1977 after a 10 year public school teaching career. In his 1st year in the business "JB" was top 7 out of 70 agents in the office. What "JB" enjoyed most about Real Estate was walking neighborhoods, getting exercise and meeting new people everyday. Having been in Sales most of his career "JB" learned early on that a career in sales is about being honest with integrity and is a numbers game. As legendary RE mentor Tom Hopkins taught, a no means that a yes is just around the corner . Every time you get a No , just know that yes is coming soon. Say thank you to the No's ask for a referrral, lol and move on. Keep moving and stay on track and of course have a goal.
In today's world of real time and technology the real estate business is moving like never before on the technology train. Back in the day I remember the 1st house I made an offer on the agent typed the offer up on a typewriter that was just 42 years ago (LOL). Today Buyers can preview homes by the hundreds from the comfort of their home or app on their phone and of course make offers with the help of their realtor without ever living the home or office.
Who knew that Hotels would now have competition with private home Vacation Rentals ? Well that day has come. RE Investors are now lookling for homes they can purchase all across the USA and turn into ATM machines as Vacation rentals either managed by themselves or companies like TurnkeyVR . Looking for a Short Term Vacations Place to stay check out www.TurnkeyVR.com
Homeownership will continue to be the largest purchase a person/family will probably make in their lifetime and most likely the best investment since RE does appreciate in most cases. During the pandemic In 2020/2021 we saw that commuting has changed forever and that remote workspaces are certainly growing by leaps and bounds. To the homeowner that means that location close to the office is not as important at it was just a few years ago( that is if you are lucky enough to avoid the daily commute) and do your job form home. If we can help you in your real estate needs give "JB" a call anytime @ 562.810.8881 yes we work from home !