By Garrett Estrada
Ely Times Staff Writer
Five years ago, Angela Simpson would drive by the building everyday for a couple of years when she was first getting started in real estate in Ely. She had just opened a Keller Williams real estate franchise downtown across from the Hotel Nevada. She was new to the community, but she knew, the building at 1776 Aultman Street would eventually be where she would set up her office.
Flash forward to one week ago, and Simpson now owns the building and operates Keller Williams real estate out of it with her husband Brad.
“It was a great feeling to finally say yes this is ours now,” Simpson said.
In that time, Simpson has built her business into one of the major realty players in Ely, and she did it through the company’s “moral belief system.” Her motto?
“We try to create a ‘win-win’ situation for both our client and the company,” Simpson said, noting that the motto, along with other fundamental values such as “trust starts with honesty” and “customers always come first.”
Her and her husbnad both decided to move to Ely seven years ago from Las Vegas. Simpson reflected that the process of starting her own business has been one that she will never forget.
“Our journey in making Ely our home has been great. The past four years getting Keller Williams Realty established has been a wonderful adventure and we have made many life-long friends and business partners in the process.”
Though Simpson’s Keller Williams franchise is locally owned and operated, it is actually part of a much larger whole, the largest national realty franchise in the country to be exact. Simpson said that being a part of the bigger whole allows her to offer customers the best in internet listings.
“We pride ourselves on our technology,” Simpson said. “When you list a property with us, it goes out to over 350 different websites. It doesn’t go into just one or two, it gets blasted our to hundreds of websites.”
On top of that, Simpson’s husband Brad said that the two have cultivated strong relationships in the community that has helped them become a trusted name locally.
“This is our home now. We spend 24/7 up here,” Simpson said.
Simpson added that those who are considering listing should giver her office a call at 775-289-2814 or go to their website www.elyliving.com because Spring is a busy time of year for the market.
“Now is the time. If you are thinking about listing, Keller Williams would love to be your listing agent.”