During the month of April, there’s a good chance you will see Eric and Jessica Munger, the founders of Realty One, as you shop and visit local businesses in the Winston-Salem area. The two are on the cover of this month’s Forsyth Family, and the subjects of a cover story about Realty One.
“We were very excited to be a part of the April issue of Forsyth Family,” Eric says. “This magazine holds many of the same values Jessica and I do in our own lives and business, putting family first and serving others, whether it’s through work or in helping out the community.”
The magazine provided a great place to spotlight the story of how the Eric and Jessica first met and how they started Realty One out of a desire to better serve their clients. We’re excited to be able to share that story on our blog as well.
Buying a house is a really big deal. There are so many moving parts involved and it is a substantial commitment. You have to think about location and price range, but even before you get to that part, you need to find an agent that you can trust. Someone that will take all of your needs into consideration. At Realty One, they know what you are looking for and are here to provide that. But it is about more than that, too. They also want to be a business centered on doing the right thing and giving back to the community they love.
Business owners Eric and Jessica Munger started Realty One in 2010, but their history began several years earlier. They met in 2002, while working together at a large corporation. They realized how well they worked together and how they could complement each other’s strengths in business and in life. In 2005, a friend of Eric’s convinced him to try real estate, and Jessica became increasingly interested in the marketing and operations aspect of the business. After searching for the right firm for them to work in and trying some on for size, they eventually decided that what they were looking for just didn’t exist.
“We wanted to work for a company that didn’t put the financial bottom line first. It needed to be a place where the ethics and morals we believe in could be a priority, and we could help other agents grow. It became abundantly clear that we needed to start our own firm, so that is what we did.”
In 2010, they decided to open their own firm. “For us, operating a real estate company was primarily about doing business in a way that honors what God asks from us, to love Him and our neighbors with all that we are. That translates into putting people (both our clients and our agents) first, not the transaction or the bottom-line profit.”Realty One started out as a small firm of agents working from their cars and homes. Click here to read more.