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RISMEDIA, Sept. 4, 2008-Soaring upward through the ranks of successful companies after only four years in business, is the 16th fastest growing real estate company in the United States, according to Inc. Magazine. According to the company, September’s issue of Inc. features the coveted 2008 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S., called the ‘Inc. 500’. comes in as the 386th fastest growing company in the United States with a 786% growth in revenue since 2004.

So what sets apart from the other companies on the list? For one, founders Dave Conklin, Rory Wilfong and Steve Young began the company with no venture capital and were profitable from day one, says the company. It started as just another way to generate leads for their real estate team, but when leads from all over the U.S. started pouring in, they realized it was time to take it to the next level by offering the service to real estate agents nationwide.

According to the company, the truly amazing part of this success story is that the company continued to see remarkable growth even in an industry that, to hear the media tell it, has totally tanked in the past 3 years. Enough growth in fact, to not only make the Inc. 500, but to be named the 16th fastest growing real estate company nationwide!

“You hear so many people moaning about how the real estate market is crashing and the housing bubble is bursting…but we’ve said all along that after the huge boom of the early 2000s, there was bound to be a leveling out. Agents and consumers became so used to an abnormally great market that when it starts to normalize again, they panic,” says Conklin.

Wilfong says, “Our sales and customer support department have had their work cut out for them, trying to keep agents from giving into the panic of the ‘supposed’ market crash. But they never gave up, and it’s because of our amazing team of employees that we’ve been able to achieve this kind of success.”

By the end of 2005, the guys say they decided it was time to take GetMyHomesValue to the next level and expand their business offerings. Today the company provides real estate agents nationwide with all the tools they need to successfully grow their business: lead generation, client relationship management (CRM) software, strategic coaching and internet marketing. Their hard work paid off as company revenue skyrocketed 786% within four years.

“It’s just amazing to be recognized for growing a business we’re so passionate about. We knew going into this that if we put our minds to it, we’d be successful in a big way. And the fact that we’ve grown so much justifies what we’ve believed all along: there’s still plenty of money to be made in real estate – agents just have to be willing to work hard for it.” says Young.

The Inc. 500, featured in the September issue of Inc. Magazine, is an annual ranking of privately owned companies based on their percentage of revenue growth over a 4-year period. Each company must be privately owned and independent (not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of December 31, 2007. Inc. Magazine also releases an expanded list on their website, the Inc. 5000. The top 10% of the Inc. 5000 are chosen for special recognition to make the Inc. 500 in the September issue of the magazine.

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