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I believe that. In fact, I know that. Starting my start-up career at Zillow (see this for some perspective) was a very good and very bad pre-cursor for my entrepreneurial journey over the past few years.

It was great in the fact that I now KNOW building a technology business at massive scale is possible; I’ve seen it done from the inside. Most people seriously question whether building something that reaches millions of consumers is possible, because they haven’t seen it with their own eyes

It was bad in the fact that, prior to starting my own company

I thought start-ups were easy. As an employee at Zillow, sure there were challenges, but from my perspective there was never any real risk the company wouldn’t succeed. That’s why I took a personal loan when I left in 2010 to buy my options; I knew there was basically zero chance I’d end up on the short end of the stick (and I didn’t). Of course, Zillow’s not the average start-up. Most start-ups don’t have $6 million in funding pre-launch, a team of 50+ without having shipped a product, or a founder with a multi billion dollar company that transformed an entire industry under his belt.

They seek product feedback and strategy. They want to know about problems and incentives for agents as well as consumers. They are looking to get a handle at how to gain adoption, traction, and partnerships in this massively complex and wide-reaching industry we operate in.

Many have no prior history in the industry. Others were agents at one time or another. Still others grew up in a real estate family.

I’ve seen 10 years of what has worked, and what hasn’t. When I hear a pitch or play with a product, I tell it how I see it, regardless of whether that’s what the founder wants to hear. Sometimes, it doesn’t validate their strategy.

About the Author

Alex Wellman, BSC and Team Lead of Wellman Property Group at Coastal Home Living, builds relationships on integrity, trust, and a one of a kind customer service.

As a third generation Realtor, Alex and his family is involved in real estate investment, new home construction, and carpentry. His grandfather worked in the industry for over 35 years and his mother has more than 20 years of expertise in the real estate market. Real estate is truly a part of who Alex is, which allows him to use his understanding of the business and extensive skill set to serve our community. His greatest attribute is his loyalty and the value he places on paying it forward. Alex brings his desire to succeed into play for everyone including first time home buyers, luxury home owners, investors, and new construction builders.

Alex views the process of buying and selling property as a financial opportunity that can better an individual’s life. He wants to help his clients understand the real estate market and help them make choices that will yield financial reward. With his dedicated team, Alex is able to obtain extensive market research and first-hand knowledge of new home opportunities that allow him to achieve the best outcome for every client.

A licensed Myrtle Beach Realtor in South Carolina, Alex Wellman is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the South Carolina Association of Realtors, the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and the MLS (multiple listing service). 

Alex is a true professional and he looks forward to the opportunity to serve you, your families, and friends.