Prudential PenFed Realty’s Interview with a Centenarian REALTOR®

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Prudential PenFed Realty’s San Antonio office is home to George Small who, at age 101, is a centenarian REALTOR®. Small is an active participant in the real estate community, and has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

George Small, REALTOR® with Prudential PenFed Realty San Antonio office

George Small, REALTOR® with Prudential PenFed Realty's San Antonio office

George is a motivational factor for all in the office. He has great energy and loves telling jokes. George sets an example for all of us to do what we love, at ANY age.

Prudential PenFed Realty recently sat down with centenarian, George Small, a REALTOR® out of the San Antonio office, age 101. A centenarian is someone who is of 100 years of age or older. Small has more than 20 years of experience as a REALTOR®, and has a background in psychology, music, metallurgy, and life insurance.

Small studied psychology and played the French horn at Wayne College before moving to Mexico to pursue a career in metallurgy. He extended his education through Harvard managerial business courses and ended up working at Butler Building. From there Small transitioned into selling life insurance before moving back to the U.S. and pursuing his real estate career in San Antonio, Texas.

“George is a motivational factor for all in the office. He has great energy and loves telling jokes. George sets an example for all of us to do what we love, at ANY age,” said Scott Caballero, managing broker of Prudential PenFed Realty’s San Antonio office.

Small’s serendipitous choice to pursue a career in real estate in 1985 created a lucrative business opportunity for him as well as the opportunity for him to do something he enjoys; giving customers a home, not just a house. “Money isn’t everything, but it makes everything so nice,” said Small.

Small enjoys working with both buyers and sellers and his favorite real estate story is that of a long distance purchase. He sold a house in San Antonio to a client residing in Europe and conducted the entire transaction via the internet. One of the most important things he has learned over his lifetime is that change is constant and advises real estate professionals entering the market to “be consistent, be determined, and work hard,” said Small.

Small resides and actively practices real estate in San Antonio, Texas. He says his mother has had the greatest impact on his life and “not only was she [his] best friend, but she inspired [him] to learn and advance in life,” said Small. He has been married for 65 years, speaks fluent Spanish (self-taught), and has three daughters.

About Prudential Real Estate and HSF Affiliates LLC

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About Prudential PenFed Realty

Prudential PenFed Realty, wholly owned by PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union), is a full-service real estate company with an annual sales volume over $1.7 billion; serving PenFed members as well as the general public. Recognized as a leading real estate company in its service area, it is ranked among the top Prudential affiliates nationwide. Over 1,700 top-notch sales professionals work out of Prudential PenFed Realty’s 49 offices to provide complete real estate services nationwide.

Prudential PenFed Realty is an affiliate of the Brookfield/Home Service Franchise (Formerly Prudential Real Estate) Residential Property Services network. Its franchises are independently owned and operated. The network provides franchises with numerous benefits, including access to Prudential Real Estate’s Online Seller Advantage® program designed to provide real-time information to sellers in an easy to use system; and Online Buyer Advantage®, enabling consumers to easily search for property in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with more than 1,500 franchise offices and 50,000 sales professionals in the franchise Network as of December 31, 2011.

©2013 BRER Affiliates LLC: An independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates LLC. Prudential PenFed Realty is an independently owned and operated member of BRER Affiliates LLC. PenFed Membership is not required to conduct business with Prudential PenFed Realty.

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