Editor's note: As part of our ongoing mission to highlight industry professionals who are making a difference, we asked some top brokers what they wish they had known when they started their career. This is what they had to say. 


Stick with it

Many of us, including myself, started our firms out of our homes. The one thing I didn't anticipate when I started out on my own was the loneliness factor. I came from a company with hundreds of employees and thrived off of the hustle and bustle. That buzz was noticeably missing—it was a factor that hadn't even occurred to me.

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