Tom DeWine—president and CEO of ERA Colonial Real Estate in Texas, a brokerage founded in 1987 by his father, Dennis DeWine—joined ERA in 2005 after a decade in medical and surgical device sales. His brokerage ranked as a Top 15 ERA company nationally with four offices in Texas, and in 2017, the company closed 2,603 units and half a billion dollars in volume—GCI was $10.7 million. His goals are to grow his company to between 250-300 agents while also empowering the role of the agent and becoming more efficient and, therefore, more effective.
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