Shelley Womack, owner and realtor at Legacy Properties answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.
What is the primary purpose of your business?
Our primary business is a real estate firm and a property management office. We service all real estate needs including land, single family homes, multifamily homes, small commercial property to large estates.
What is your business background?
Allen Womack has been a realtor for 5 years and a property manager for 2 years. He has owned his own rental property for over 20 years and helped countless friends and family become investors and help them learn how to manage their property. “I enjoy helping people get the most out of their investment properties, with as little hassle as possible.” Shelley Womack was an active real estate appraiser since 1994, then became a realtor in 2012. “Real estate is a true passion of mine. I enjoy helping people find the perfect property. I was able to help so many people with short sales during the recession and I continue today to make sure that people are able to truly build wealth by way of buying and selling real estate.” Nicole Popham was licensed in 2016, Gabe Hall was licensed in 2017 and Jake Womack was licensed in 2018.
Why did you start this particular business?
We decided to start this business so we could have both ends of the industry, real estate sales and property management, in one building. We wanted to provide a full service company to the people of Floyd County that had their best interest in mind.
What makes your business unique?
We are unique in the way that we truly want the best for our clients. We want to see them make educated decisions when buying or selling their real estate. Purchasing your first home or you tenth investment property should always be a win-win situation and you need savvy, caring realtors in your corner to help you thru the process. Our son has joined on as a realtor and he makes the fourth generation of real estate professionals in the family.
What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?
I enjoy hunting for the perfect home and guiding each buyer and seller into a great experience. Real estate can be a tough business with tough transactions and the consumer deserves someone on their side.
What has been the biggest or most interesting challenge to overcome as a small business owner?
The biggest challenge is making sure you have people on your side, within in your business. You want coworkers that have the same goals and dreams as you do to help you through some scary and exciting times of opening a new business.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Legacy Properties opened in October 2018 with five employees, Allen Womack, Jake Womack, Nicole Popham, Gabe Hall and Shelley Womack. All five of us are licensed realtors, with over 50 years of combined real estate experience. We look forward to serving the real estate needs of Floyd County and the surrounding counties. At Legacy Properties we want to empower our agents and support staff to rise to the highest level of integrity by acting out the Golden Rule through exceeding our client’s highest expectations.
Business name: Legacy Properties
Owners: Allen and Shelley Womack
Business age: Opened in October 2018
Business location: 704 E. Second Ave.
Number of employees: 5
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.