Dan Elsea, president of Brokerage Services for the Real Estate One Family of Companies, and his brother Stuart are equal partners, splitting operational duties at the family business founded by their grandfather in 1929.
While Dan Elsea oversees the brokerage side of the business, including all 45 company-owned offices and 2,100 sales associates, Stuart oversees the operations, affiliated businesses, franchising, corporate relocation, property management, etc.
"All brokers and sales associates face an opportunity/challenge of deciding where they want their business model to fall between a facilitator vs. counselor. Those that stand still or move slowly will become facilitators by default, providing a low-cost, low-service model. It'll take extra energy, creativity and using the advantages of technology to remain a true real estate counselor."