When local realtor Paul Newman began college at Georgia Southern University in 2001, the Florida native never imagined that Statesboro would become his home, nor to becoming the official real estate agent of Georgia Southern Athletics.
Newman is the owner of Statesboro Real Estate, which is the number one independent real estate agency in Bulloch County, according to Georgia MLS rankings. His company is third overall in total sales. Also, Newman is a partner with Stephanie Anderson with PMG rentals, a real estate rental management company.
“Statesboro is a special place, it has a way of taking you in and making you fall in love with it over and over again,” Newman said. “This community is a wonderful place to call home, whether it is for a few years while attending college or for the rest of your life. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to raise my three children in this beautiful community”
While pursuing his degree in Marketing and Sales at GSU, Newman also worked as the leasing agent for Campus Club, which was a large student apartment operator in Statesboro at the time. Upon graduation, he signed on with Coldwell Banker and helped manage their rental management company. Over the next decade, Newman and Anderson purchased the company.
After the purchase of PMG rentals, they built a new office in the Market District at 1550 Brampton Avenue and relocated the business there in 2015. Also in 2015, Newman founded Statesboro Real Estate, which operates in the same building as PMG rentals.
“We manage over 700 residential rental properties currently,” Newman said. “In our portfolio of managed properties half are student housing and half are professional housing. This diversification placed us in a unique position to enter the real estate market as a broker.”
In addition to a beautiful new office in the Market District, Newman and his team have led the way in innovations from web marketing to the creative use of drones to help market real estate. These differences have really set him apart.
Newman is quick to point out that his success is a direct reflection of the talented pool of realtors on his team that includes Michelle Franklin, who is ranked as the top realtor among women in Bulloch County. Shea Dooley is the office manager and realtors Llyssa Green, Jamie Marsh, Cameron Smith and Hwai Wong round out the team.
“My goal is to continue to grow both companies and hire as many GSU graduates as possible. It is such a great time to be in real estate and I look forward to helping create the opportunity for others that Jack Connor and so many others helped create for me,” Newman said.
Statesboro and Bulloch County had one of their strongest years in 2017 real estate sales. All indications project another banner year in 2018 for the Bulloch County real estate market.
We are fortunate to have so many talented leaders in this industry. It is great to have the opportunity to spotlight innovators like Newman and Anderson who continue to lead through creative marketing and old fashion relationships backed up with great customer service.