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Meet Gregory Anderson of ACB Realty in Braintree

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregory Anderson.

Gregory, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I would like to thank Boston Voyager for the opportunity to share a little information about myself. I started out as a rental agent for 3A Apartments in the Quincy area (thank you Bob Birch). Bob was my broker/mentor at the time, he is very special to me and we are still good friends. It was a small office and we mainly focused on leasing, not many sales. This worked out for me as I wanted the opportunity to have a flexible schedule while I was attending UMASS Boston, I was working on a double master’s program (MBA and MSF) at the time and this allowed the opportunity to make my own schedule and devote a lot of time to school and studying. I did not know much about real estate, I had an idea but not comparable to the day to day transactions. I learned about many aspects of real estate including different types of properties, components of leasing and the overall importance of real estate, everything around us is real estate, if properly managed, it is one of the greatest investments. I worked with Bob for several years then I decided to open my own office. I have grown over the years, became more familiar with the sales and purchase a few properties for investments. I continue to grow and would like to pursue a law degree in real estate, as an investment for myself as I continue to learn. Eventually, I would like to open several offices and possibly franchise opportunities.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road, as it is unpredictable, it is commission based and that does not work for many people. Many say it is a numbers game, the more leads, the more appointments, the more outcome. To some degree it is true, but when you are working with people, you have to have “thick skin” and understand that not everyone is going to be pleasant to work with. To always keep the big picture in mind of why, for whom and what it is that you ultimately want. There are days when things do not work out, there are weeks and even sometimes months. I think the goal is to learn from mistakes and undesired outcomes as to how to improve. Yes, you can prep and try to be proactive with coaching and learning, but it is really a mental state. Integrity is crucial and you have to love what you do and love to help people. Believe me, not every day is going to be great, but without the bad days, we would not enjoy and look forward to the good ones! 🙂

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are a customer-service-oriented based company that is the most important aspect, people! We focus on sales, leasing and commercial properties throughout the South Shore and greater Boston. We understand that everyone has different needs. We are relentlessly pursuing an overall knowledge of the market, driving factors, constant training, adapting and learning are important recipes to success! It is all about relationships, we treat every client with respect and are courteous within every aspect. We understand how vital a god reputation is and will not do anything to tarnish.

What were you like growing up?
As a child, I was always very curious, wanted to know how everything worked, probably similar to most kids, I think. I was very shy and kept to myself. I grew up in Jamaica in the country, more of a farm setting, very humble. I really appreciate growing up that way (as I have no other comparison) because I really appreciate the small things in life. We grew up without much, but we did have a lot of love and I really think that outweighs materials items.

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