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Breaking news- Thompson’s Realty is born

Jay Thompson (Phoenixrealestateguy) reports that his Phoenix Brokerage Licensing is in order and says “Adios C21, Hello Thompsons Realty.”  Agent Genius says to this Genius, congratz and good luck!  We know you will do well.

As a leader in the real estate profession, Jay Thompson and company bring bold new ideas, and a dedication to the fundamentals of consumer care.

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  1. Nick Bostic

    February 22, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Way to go!

  2. Joseph Ferrara.sellsius

    February 22, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Congratulation and best wishes Jay. A broker with heart and talent. Flowers can grow in the desert.

  3. Mariana

    February 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Best of Luck to Jay and Francy in their new business venture!

  4. Robert D. Ashby

    February 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats to Jay and Francy. I am glad to see they are stepping out on their own where they can accomplish more.

  5. KC Investments

    February 22, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Jay – Congratulations. May you be blessed.

  6. Norm Fisher

    February 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Alright Jay! Congrats and best wishes for the future.

  7. Jay Thompson

    February 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Well thanks folks! I appreciate all the kind words and wishes. It’ll be a couple of weeks before the state bureaucratic wheels finish spinning and we’re fully separated from the C21 mothership.

    Starting a new brokerage in this market may seem silly to some, but it’s the right time for us.

    Much more to come!

  8. Charles Woodall

    February 22, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Congrats Jay! While I hate to see you leave the brand, I’m positive you will be successful in your endeavor.

  9. Scott Brunner

    February 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats, Jay. Let me know when you plan to expand Virginia-ward. 😉

  10. Shailes Ghimire

    February 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats guys! An idea whose time has come.

  11. Drew Meyers

    February 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats Jay!!

  12. Matthew Rathbun

    February 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats! Jay… yeah to freedom and free thinking!!!!!

  13. Cyndee Haydon

    February 22, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Jay – Congrats – I know you’ll be very successful in any market!! Keep us posted.

  14. Mike Farmer

    February 22, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Good move. You’ll never regret it.

  15. Carl Minicucci

    February 22, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations Jay…I can’t think of a better time to take that step forward. I look forward to the website makeover…sorry to remind you about that but it will all be worth it. Great thing with the name of course is that your URL will still be in play.

  16. Charleston real estate blog

    February 23, 2008 at 7:30 am

    All my best to you and Francy, H.

  17. Jay Thompson

    February 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    You guys rock. Your support and encouragement mean a lot to Francy and me.

  18. Jon Sigler

    February 23, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Jay, Good luck! Now is a great time to be in real estate, the future is bright for Thompsons Realty.

  19. John Lockwood

    February 24, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Hey Jay,

    Congratulations on being “on your own”.


  20. Ginger Wilcox

    February 24, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations Jay and best wishes on your new baby, I mean company! Watch out Phoenix brokerages!

  21. Calie Waterhouse

    February 25, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Congratulations Jay! You just never know what a little luck and a lot of hard work will produce. I’m looking forward to great things from you (both)!

  22. Lance - Houston Texas Real Estate Expert

    February 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Jay… I wish you all the best. Really.

    I don’t know much about C21… but, I wonder if you checked out Keller Williams? I know of a number of big companies that decided, eventually, to build their company within the infrastructure of KW due to the excellent models, mastermind groups, training, etc. etc.

    Keller Williams is phenomenal in allowing and actually supporting you in so many ways to “build your company” within their infrastructure…

    One guy that has done this is Pat Hiban ( … his “company” turns over $200 million a year. When you’re that size you can do what you want… so, ask yourself, why does he stay with Keller Williams? I have many more examples. I bet Gary Keller himself would love to talk to you about your decision!

  23. Maureen Francis

    February 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Wooo Hoo! Great news. Congrats Jay and Francy.

  24. Joe Peffer

    February 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Looks like I’m late to the party on this one. I’m psyched for you both to begin this thing and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next from you. Best wishes for success from Columbus.

  25. Nouveau Riche

    June 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations, Jay! I hope that everything will work just fine for you and I hope that I will hear as soon as posible news about you.

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