Jay Dixon: ‘To be a true entrepreneur, you have to believe in your approach’

A peek inside an indie broker's business

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Jay Dixon is managing partner at GQRE and an Inman contributor. Why do you stay independent when there are so many great franchises to join? Staying independent offers us the freedom to create a brand around our approach, beliefs and business acumen. To be a true entrepreneur, you have to believe in your approach and be able to evolve your business model on a daily basis. The franchise approach gives you the ingredients and recipe you must cook by; we are creating our own ingredients and recipe. When did you decide to launch your independent brokerage and why? We decided to launch our independent brokerage in 2014. After the successful sale of another business we started from scratch, we decided to get back to where our passion lies: real estate. We saw an opportunity to capitalize on the lack of technology and modern brokerages that cater to agents and the consumer. Our ownership group has been extremely successful in the commercial real estate field, and we decided...