Tony Hubbard is celebrating his 40th anniversary in the Real Estate industry this year thanks to a piece of advice he received from his father-in-law back in 1979. Having a degree in Commercial Art, Tony was planning to move out of the area and taking with him Max Judy’s daughter, Carey. Max said to Tony, “Why don’t you try real estate for one year before making that decision?” Tony took Max’s advice, became one of the most successful real estate agents in South Lake County, and is still going strong.
After 40 years, Tony Hubbard is still one of the most recognized names in real estate in Clermont and the surrounding areas. He is now the Owner/Broker of Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty, Inc. Having seen many changes in the industry, many agents and offices coming and going, he attributes his ability to stay in business to the level of service his office provides and hiring the best agents.
Among the ongoing changes in the industry is technology and social media. Tony believes it is trying to take over the way real estate agents do business. It is his opinion that real estate is a people business and talking face to face with clients builds the relationship they deserve. “You cannot lose sight of the fact that you need to have communication in person or on the phone. The Internet, emailing, texting, Twitter, and other platforms are great, but it does not take the place of a face to face relationship.” Tony passes this message along to his agents as well by teaching them that in-person or phone communication is best. He does not want them to think sitting behind a computer screen and keyboard will take its place.
If you happen to see Tony around town, knocking on doors, it’s because that is the way his journey in real estate began. You never know, he might end up at your door asking if you know anyone buying or selling in your neighborhood.
Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty – 1795 E. Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711 – 352.394.4031.