This month, we sat down with Justin Udy of CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group in Cottonwood Heights, UT. Despite a challenging start to his real estate career, Justin joined forces with Century 21 Real Estate to grow his business and ultimately, lead one of the top producing teams in the CENTURY 21 Brand. Read more of Justin’s story and the advice he has for millennial agents who are finding their way in the real estate industry.
CENTURY 21: What led you to join the CENTURY 21 Brand in particular?
Justin: Their focus on self-development and desire to provide an amazing environment. I was at a brokerage on the verge of bankruptcy. Century 21 Real Estate helped facilitate the merger of the struggling brokerage of 26 agents into a productive Century 21 Real Estate brokerage. This allowed the struggling brokerage to get their books straight and debts paid, and get the agents into a new, productive environment. Most of them are still here today.
CENTURY 21: What is your favorite thing about your job?
Justin: I genuinely enjoy people and the sticks and bricks of real estate. I love being able to help people and the face-to-face relationships I build. In addition, it is rewarding to introduce people to a career in real estate, create long-term wealth for clients, and advise and improve their lives through the process.
CENTURY 21: What is the biggest misconception about millennial real estate agents?
Justin: The biggest misconception is that they have no drive and are lazy. In reality, I have met many millennials who are ambitious and driven. They want to succeed and are willing to pay the price for success.
CENTURY 21: What would you say to millennials who consider this an “easy” profession to get into?
Justin: No profession is “easy” if you’re looking to perform at the highest level. If you want to be the best, you have to pay the price. That can only be done with hard work, focus, and an obsession to be the best.
CENTURY 21: What’s your best advice for millennials looking to find success in the real estate industry?
Justin: To live a big life you need to do big things. Give up a season of your life so you can have a life like no one.