Business Name: ERA Team Real Estate
Location: 1600 Dave Ward Drive, Ste. A-7, Conway
Date Opened: ERA TEAM REAL ESTATE is formerly ERA Henley Real Estate and has been in business since 1974, Mark and I purchased the company in January of 2014 and changed the name Aug. 6, 2014.
Number of Employees: 34
What Type of Business is it?: Real Estate Company
What specifically does your business do?: We use innovative technology to market properties for sale. We work with buyers and sellers who are relocating across town, across the country and around the world. We also have a rental department that manages lease properties in the Faulkner County area.
Owner: Mark and Tracy Tidwell
Why did you decide to open this business?: We have been agents at the former company for several years. It was a natural progression for the two of us to take over the ownership and move things forward in a new direction. The market and industry are constantly changing and we must be ready to stay ahead of the changes.
What is the best part about owning this business?: Being able to work with the agents and staff members to help them grow to their strengths.
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since the opening?: The attitude of team spirit with the agents and staff. We knew they were well qualified but had no idea they would be so supportive of us taking over the ownership.
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business?: Take time for yourself. Several people pointed out that we would need to make time to get away and clear our minds so that we can stay focused on our agents, clients and vision.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business?: Have a well-defined vision.