As we all know, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. We do know that RE/MAX Masters has refused to let this year put a damper on their spirits, or their business, as they celebrate the office’s twenty-five year anniversary in Flat Rock.
Doris started her real estate career with Mark Laboe in Monroe. After having her daughter, Lauri,she wanted something she could do part time while raising her family. Doris quickly realized she was quite good at real estate After time, Doris realized she wanted to open her office. She and her husband, Tom built a home in Huron Township and she wanted the workplace to be close to home. In 1995, she bought a RE/MAX franchise and opened up on Telegraph Road, just north of Monroe County with the current Flat Rock location they are able to serve both Monroe and Down River. The location was perfect; Doris grew up in Trenton and her husband grew up in Monroe. Flat Rock put them right in the middle of both locations. It also allowed them to branch out to serve Western Wayne County and Ann Arbor.
Doris has seen 16% mortgage interest rates, automotive shutdowns and start-ups, new subdivisions, lack of housing, and, of course, the internet. They have seen sellers have short sales to get out from under debt because of job loss and stock market hits, to seeing sellers get more than they are asking for due to current housing shortage and everything in-between.
These obstacles have strengthened Doris. She and RE/MAX team set out to be better, to learn, and to grow. It shows –Doris and RE/MAX Masters have been honored in Crain’s Business as a top twenty-five company two times, they received recognition in HOUR Magazine, best in Detroit, as well as many other RE/MAX and Realtor awards over the years. Recently as broker and owner, it was an honor for Doris to be named the Wall Street Journal as one of the top thousand agents and recently received the Broker Owner of the Year Award from RE/MAX region. Lastly, but certainly not least, Doris received the RIS Media Lifetime Achievement Award in Washington DC as one of two hundred thirty agents in the entire USA. Doris is proud of all these achievements but is honored to have great agents who do their best every day to help meet the challenges of an ever changing market. Doris set out with a goal to become a successful agent/broker by providing an excellent service for her clients. Along the way, she has created a nationally recognized company with incredible agents who conduct the highest professional level for their clients.
So, while 2020 is challenging, overwhelming, and has changed the world, it is time where we are most appreciative of our agents, our family, friends and customers as well as our community support. They are already planning ways, and have the ability to continue their success story!
HAPPY 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY RE/MAX MASTERS
RE/MAX is located at
28628 Telegraph Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134
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Feature story written by Shayla Viterllo-Hopper, Flat Rock Our Hometown