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From the Broker:
I was born and raised in Bledsoe County, graduating High School in 1976. At an early age, I was introduced to working with the public. My father owned and operated a small service station. (NOTE: "There was a Gas War in the late '60's. Gas at our pump was 39 cents per gallon. There were Long Lines for hours as we had Full Service back then.")
In the late 60's and early 70's, my Mom owned and operated a Drive-In Restaurant called Martha's Drive Inn . My sister, Debbie and I were Car-Hops. Mom and my brother, Rick, were the cooking staff. We stayed open until 1:00 AM on weekends and stayed very busy! (NOTE: At that time, you could buy a Hamburger Steak Dinner with Fries, Salad, Rolls, a Drink and free re-fills for $1.25. It's no wonder that we were always so busy!)
I've always worked with the public as I owned and operated a Convenience Store for ten years. At the same time, I owned & operated a Hair Salon called BJ's California Concept. After running both places for a few years, I vowed that I would never do that again.
My Mom encouraged me to get into the Real Estate Business in the early '90's. I started out with one desk and a phone in my Mom's old Drive Inn building. I continued to cut hair until late into the night. After three years of having two occupations, I went into Real Estate Full-time. I've been an Agent/Broker since 1997 and have been through the HIGHS and LOWS that the Real Estate Business provides. I've made many new friends, some of whom will last a lifetime. I've found that the most rewarding thing about this business is the people that I've met and have been able to help with their Real Estate needs, if only in a small way. "I LOVE THIS BUSINESS!"
I owe my success not only in Real Estate, but in life in general, to my Mom. She taught me that in life ~ there is more pleasure in helping others that have not been as fortunate as you. In the Real Estate Business, I've been able to assist some folks along the way. With this being said, I carry on my Mother's Dream and Legacy of helping others along Life's Pathway. My Mother, Martha Brown, passed away in 2008. It is because of her that I'm in the Real Estate Business. She made me ther person that I am today. Mom once said to me, "Bill - You only live once and if you go through life and don't take time to help others, You have wasted your time on earth!