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Nick Helgesen Better Living Real Estate Broker

Executive Vice President

"Prior to joining Better Living Real Estate®, I owned and operated RE/MAX franchises for nearly two decades. Wanting to simplify, and having been burnt out on the typical franchise brokerage model, I sold the company, and planned on having my own independent brokerage.

Within a few weeks from opening my own new brand, I just happened to have a call with my old friend Bob Simone to ask some technology advice and systems for my new Fairhaven, MA office. That started a great conversation about all the technology, training and innovation that was happening at Better Living Real Estate®. It was a lot more than what I had seen during my years with RE/MAX and it got my gears turning.

A few days later we decided to have lunch together to catch up. I had no intention of changing my course as I was already well into the process of opening my new brand, but three hours later, having looked at the Better Living Real Estate® platform, I began to question my rationale for continuing in the broker/owner business. The tools, resources, and simplicity the company offered were staggering.

Looking deeper, it became apparent that the Better Living Real Estate® organization had attracted high caliber people, any of whom could have gone into business for themselves. As I compared the state of the art technology, training, mobility and particularly, the residual income potential that the company already had in place, with the prospect of trying to reinvent similar components for my own firm, my mindset quickly shifted.

After 18 years of recruiting from and studying competing real estate brokerages, I well understood the franchise models, and simply had never seen a more efficient system. And, all without risk, cost or liability!

Consulting with long time broker/owner Ken Olson who said, "I much prefer to be signing the back of checks, instead of the front of checks" was the tipping point. I proceeded to scrap my plans (at a significant cost to myself since I had already invested much time and money into my own brand) and joined Better Living Real Estate®.

I have never been more motivated, am growing my team, expanding my social media presence and collaborating with some tremendous people. The environment that has been created here is a community of agents and brokers from diverse backgrounds who clearly find value in a holistic approach to balancing life and work. I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to our growth and cannot speak highly enough of my experience. Better Living Real Estate® is changing the way real estate is practiced,.... and for the better." - Nick Helgesen

Mike Lavery Better Living Real Estate Broker

Vice President

"Prior to joining Better Living Real Estate® I owned my own real estate company, with the main focus on foreclosures, REO (Real Estate Owned by lenders), and broker price opinions of distressed property. It was a niche business in the mid-to-late 2000’s that developed out of the financial banking crisis and Great Recession. I had done thousands of price opinions as a result of evaluating and listing bank owned properties, and I became an expert in the REO end of the business. After five years, I realized I wanted to expand my career in real estate and become more active in the conventional sales market.

A life long friend and confidant, Ken Olson, told me about a company he had just joined. He told me he loved it and thought I might to. Bob Simone and Ken met with me to discuss how Better Living Real Estate® was approaching agent relationships differently than other real estate franchises. Bob explained the company vision and I was on board soon after. I chose Better Living Real Estate® due to Bob’s passion about what the brokerage was building, and his belief in how Better Living Real Estate's culture is focused on supporting Associates. I knew that could take my career to the next level within the framework of the the Better Living Real Estate®.

It’s been six months since I got started with Better Living Real Estate® and things are going very well. In the past, I had never been properly trained in mobile technology, social marketing and business teamwork. Now, with access to weekly training, studying the expansive Better Living Intranet resources, participating in robust Help & Support Forum and working directly with teammates on several transactions, I have everything I need to become a top producing Real Estate Professional. The training and seven day per week support are what I like best about working at Better Living Real Estate®.

I had thought that owning my own brokerage was the key to success and wealth building; without a doubt, making the move to Better Living Real Estate was the best move I’ve made in my professional life and I can see how working with an amazingly knowledgeable team is helping me get further than when I was doing it all on my own. I’m looking forward to many more years working here and taking advantage of the many upward career opportunities and residual income streams that Better Living Real Estate® offers. I would strongly recommend to any agent considering a change to come work for Better Living Real Estate®. I believe, like myself, you’ll be very pleased you did.” -

Mike Lavery

Brooke Depot Better Living Real Estate Career

Vice President

"When I decided to pursue a career in real estate, my husband and I were expecting our first child. We had just purchased our first home with the help of a Better Living Real Estate® agent, and after a very positive experience, I decided that I wanted to work with the great people here at Better Living Real Estate®.

I received my real estate license and became a Better Living Real Estate® agent only 2 months before my daughter was born. During that time, I was able to take full advantage of the multitude of training opportunities available at Better Living Real Estate® while enjoying the final stages of pregnancy. I attended weekly live training from the comfort of home, monthly "Lunch and Learns" which connected me with my fellow colleagues, and I was able to learn at all hours of the day using our Team Intranet and Help and Support forums (which certainly came in handy with a newborn at 1 AM!). By the time I was ready to jump in with clients, I felt confident in my skills as a Realtor® and my ability to provide above and beyond services with Better Living Real Estate® by my side.

Two years later, I am a Vice President and play an important leadership role within our brokerage. I have honed my skills as a Realtor® and mentor, and I enjoy helping fellow teammates through problem solving and creative thinking. Working in an environment that is team-based, non-competitive, and 100% pro-collaboration is truly the best way to grow a career in real estate. The associates at Better Living Real Estate® are so supportive of each other and love to celebrate one another's successes! You don't find that in every workplace, and when you do, you never want to leave!

As a young mom and professional Realtor®, Better Living Real Estate® gives me the best of both worlds. I work mostly from home with my kids and am able to enjoy watching them grow while supporting my family financially. I don't miss out on training or company events because I can usually attend from my kitchen or the kids' playroom. I have a team of agents to fall back on if I need help for any reason — there is always someone willing to jump in and lend a helping hand. It really is a "Better Living for a Better Life®," and once you experience that first hand, you'll never want to go back." - Brooke Depot

Vice President

For more than 30 years, I have been involved with the daily aspects of a family owned custom home construction business. I am also involved with buying and selling homes in need of repair, renovating them and selling them as an investor. Having years of experience as a REALTOR®, helping people with their dream of home ownership is paramount in my career as a Realtor®.

Better Living Real Estate's motto "Better Living for a Better Life® " couldn't be more true in why I love what I do. I have worked with the big "Franchises" and Independent brokerages and found that the training and human component hadn't met my expectations until I found and joined Better Living Real Estate®.

Better Living Real Estate® gives you every opportunity to be a successful REALTOR. With four tiers of support, and real time training from wherever you are in your daily life - whether you are away on vacation or home taking care of your family - Better Living Real Estate® gives you the tools to work from anywhere and close more business.

If you are looking for independence, yet are in need to connect any time of the day or night for support and guidance, Better Living Real Estate® has every tool available to you in real time. " - Susan Rossi

I’m a Realtor® at Better Living Real Estate®. Since I started with Better Living, my focus has been on personal and professional growth. The available personal support from my team leaders and the 24/7 extensive video training available in the company archives, empowers me to successfully help families and friends achieve their real estate goals, whether it is buying or selling a home.

The business model and mobile technology give me the freedom to meet my clients anywhere; from their kitchen table to their favorite restaurant, or the office. I can work around a schedule that works for my family and me while helping my clients meet the challenges of the real estate transaction process. Also, with an emphasis on growing my business, I'm pursuing the vast opportunities in social media to bring exposure to my work as a local Realtor®.

I receive fantastic support from the brokerage. Better Living Real Estate® is about team work; it feels like family - it truly is "Better Living For A Better Life." - Marjorie Chagas

Beth Lindsay Better Living Real Estate Agent


"I met Bob Simone while setting up an estate sale at a client’s home and was immediately struck by how he handled his clients with compassion and determined support. Later, I became a member of his Lead Share Network® as an estate liquidator and learned that Bob was looking for new agents. He and I met, and I decided to join Better Living as a part-time agent, reinstating my real estate license. I wanted to be part of this company that lived and worked their motto, “Better Living for a Better Life®.”

Over time, as I experienced the training resources, one to one coaching program, and strong team support, I found that I had grown my knowledge base and confidence level to a point where I felt that it was time to move into a full time agent position.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build my career with Better Living Real Estate®. I have utilized the business systems that Better Living Real Estate® makes available to its agents: technology systems, social marketing and LSNPros.com, and can personally attest that I am seeing the benefits that this complete business system provides. I greatly enjoy the team concept that I believe fosters a feeling of family within the company.

I have the freedom and support to grow my business while enjoying the benefits of the mobile platform and technology that Better Living Real Estate® provides to me at no cost. Better Living for a Better Life is truly part of my personal business plan.

If you are thinking of beginning a career in real estate or making a change as an experienced agent, come and experience life at Better Living Real Estate®!" - Beth Lindsay

Elaine Holmes Better Living Real Estate Career


"Nothing is more pleasurable than learning someone's personal story, winning their confidence and putting an action plan into place which ultimately brings a "happily ever after moment."

For me, it's not just about finding the perfect home, its the opportunity to enhance the quality of someone's lifestyle and to assist them in gaining equitable security for their future. It's also about offering my clients a perfect balance of reliable services and resources through a network of other professional providers in my LSNPros Advisor Team. That's why joining Better Living Real Estate® made perfect sense for me!

My real estate career began over 17 years ago with Century 21. After 2 years of learning and earning my place in the local real estate community, I joined the local RE/MAX organization and became worked hard to become a top producing agent.

While some agents may hesitate to change affiliations after having RE/MAX recognition over 15 years, I was intrigued by Better Living Real Estate's® new and innovative approach to assisting today's buyers and sellers.

There's a significant cultural difference in the approach of service, and I'm excited to introduce these methods to both my clients and other agents throughout the community.

Better Living Real Estate® mission statement is, "Better Living For A Better Life®." Better Living Real Estate® highly supports their associates in every possible way, which ultimately enhances the quality and level of service I can pass down to my clients. You can expect reliable answers, trusted resources, local community and demographic information, innovative marketing techniques with effective website exposure. My clients benefit from my effective negotiating skills, contract preparation and full support of my brokerage and LSNPros team through and beyond the closing.

If you're needing more information about Better Living Real Estate®, please contact me." - Elaine Holmes

Jimmy Coffin Better Living Real Estate Career

Vice President

"My career began over seven years ago. I spent those years at "traditional" brokerages while working to achieve my masters degree.

Better Living is the first real estate opportunity that I believe allows both new real estate licensees and seasoned real estate professionals the ability to build and sustain a truly balanced real estate career. The idea of a balanced and fulfilling long term career opportunity was what initially intrigued me, and made me consider switching to Better Living Real Estate® from my former brokerage.

After meeting several managers and Associates, I felt Better Living Real Estate® offered a business plan that wasn't offered by any of the franchises where I interviewed. The FOUR Channels of business development simply "made sense." The thoughtful and very well executed business model offers the ability to get free advertising, create free leads, and allow me to keep more of my hard earned commissions. Best of all, the brokerage's mobile platform and focus on "family first" allows me to spend more time with your family.

The final point that drew me most to Better Living Real Estate® is the residual opportunity. The residuals were a way for me to grow my own business inside my brokerage. As a Regional Vice President, I have the ability to grow a team, participate in residual income and not have the costs or liability that the brokerage takes care of for me. I am free to grow "my" successful team and participate in true profit sharing, for every closing, right at the closing table.

I started at Better Living Real Estate® as a Senior Sales Associate and grew my career to Regional Vice President. Using the Lead Share Network® (Channel 3) business model, I'm a member of "New England Advisors," a LSNPros.com business team that helps both my clients and presents more listing opportunities for me. My business and network has never been this strong. My friends and family see me as a full-time real estate professional vs. a part-time agent. And, most importantly I found a career and not a job." - Jimmy Coffin

Kate Cleveland Better Living Real Estate Career

Vice President

"When I started working with Bob and my real estate teammates in 2005 the brokerage was then named “Buyer’s Network.” We were buyer agents and specialized in helping buyers find the right home for their needs. During the Great Recession, the brokerage evolved to become more modern, relevant and responsive to the changing needs of both clients and agents. We all had input into the company, and continue to provide it. We have invested in fantastic technology, amazing support and great continuing education-training. We also don't forget the fun, and often get together for social outings, and our now famous "Mix & Mingles! The new name became and mission became “Better Living Real Estate®.”

What I love most about Better Living Real Estate® is the flexibility to make it work with my current lifestyle. I am able to be a stay at home mom to my two children, be a wife, work as a paralegal, enjoy my own hobbies and yet still be an active member of our company. I am able to join in our meetings from home through GoToMeeting

and not miss out on any important information and training while still being home with my young children. When I need to take time off from Real Estate I do not have to worry about a commitment to any “up time” at the office answering phones, and there are no additional fees that I have to pay just to hold my license with a company.

The support that Better Living Real Estate® provides is exceptional. Even the most experienced agent will have questions and need feedback from time to time. Better Living Real Estate® is able to provide that support on multiple levels, to not only new agents but also to experienced, well vested agents. I LOVE how we all work together as a team, and the office does not have a competitive structure. All the agents are friendly and always looking to help out each other.

I would recommend Better Living Real Estate® to any agent that is looking for a TEAM approach. We truly are just like a family. I love my job and I love helping friends and families find the perfect home! I also love being part of a team that provides a “Better Living For A Better Life.” - Kate Cleveland

Paul Helgesen Better Living Real Estate Career

Vice President

"Writing a testimonial for Better Living Real Estate® is an easy thing for me to do. The time that I have been aboard stands in sharp contrast to the sixteen years I spent with Re/Max. There are several differences that jump right out at me: technology, training, communications, motivation and teamwork.

Re/Max purports to be the technology leader, but somehow its satellite broadcast system and “do it yourself” education modules seem outdated. Better Living Real Estate® has blown me away with its matrix comprised of channels of opportunity, multiple tiers for problem solving, “Go-To” modules for training and lead sharing networks for tapping into new business. In my first few days aboard, the coach who was assigned to me got my dashboard set up and I was on my way. He helped get my customers organized in the "Drive" on my new laptop. Then he pushed me into social media - a first for me. Now, with everything linked together, I’m getting more benefit and value than ever from my cell phone – I even threw away my Daytimer!

My motivation at Re/Max was limited. There were some regional events – few and far between. There was an annual convention – expensive to participate with meals, hotel and airfare. On a day-to-day basis there was not a lot of contact – hence, not much team spirit. But, whether an agent or a broker/owner, the hand was always out there for another fee to be paid.

Better Living Real Estate® is the polar opposite! I get constant communication with emails, updates, online meetings, lunch & learns – a real sense of esprit de corp. Thanks for the motivation and a great head start in an exciting new direction." - Paul Helgesen

"Better Living For A Better Life®"

"This is not just a catchphrase with this company. This is what it is all about, and how would this not intrigue you to look more?

I am a new agent, looking at agencies to work with was fresh for me. After working in the service industry for years and putting off taking my real estate classes/exam, because life just got too busy. I finally did it ! A friend reached out telling me how great this agency is to work for, how the training and support is top notch. After my initial meeting with my mentoring managers and Team I was sold. The meeting was not just rehearsed lines that I had heard at other interviews. I was impressed, they wanted to know who I was, what MY goals were. I instantly knew that I was NOT just another possible income for the agency, I was going to be part of a team.

This is exactly what I was looking for - support from experienced agents in this new adventure. Having only been here a short time I can tell you the training is amazing, the access to pertinent information is at my fingertips and my manager is always available to help. Having a group of people who want to be involved in their community on multiple levels was also big for me. Helping, volunteering and giving back to the community has always been important to me hearing that this is also important to the agency is amazing.

I am loving every second of this new adventure and looking forward to what's to come !!!" - Janel Robitaille

Brian White Better Living Real Estate Career

Vice President

"Prior to joining Better Living Real Estate®, I had been working in higher education as well as working in my family owned property redevelopment and investment business. Growing up in the family's business gave me first-hand appreciation for the difference a good home with the right features and functionality can make for a family. In my family business, I struggled to find a local real estate agent that consistently met the needs of our company, and understood our philosophy and technology driven workflow.

By happenstance I sent Bob Simone a letter telling him I wanted to buy his house, this kicked off a series of coffee meetings over a 2-3 year time frame where I grew to learn what Better Living Real Estate® had to offer, and how their process could be an asset to my business. There was no question that as we discussed our businesses, our goals, and our philosophy of business practice, that Bob ran a brokerage I wanted to work with. After attending a Lunch and Learn event hosted by Better Living Real Estate®, I decided that I wanted to become an agent and that Better Living Real Estate® was where I wanted to work.

After joining Better Living Real Estate® I have found that what makes it significantly different than other real estate brokerages, is its commitment to training and its use of technology to keep us all informed and plugged into both clients and each other’s needs.

I started with Better Living Real Estate® as a real estate investor that had a real estate license. With motivation from my mentor and the leadership team, I have become a real estate agent who also invests in real estate. This transition was flawless, and I have come to realize the significant value it brings to my family business as well as my real estate investor clients as a full-time agent." - Brian White

"A little back story as to why I became a real estate agent and why I choose Better Living Real Estate®. I worked for a municipality at the time I was hired, dispatching for my local police and fire departments. I'm married with two children, and my wife works as a legal secretary for a law firm in Bedford, MA.

With the two children, their dream was to always go to Disney World in Florida. Especially my daughter, who, like any young girl, wanted to see Cinderella's Castle. And in my opinion, every young girl should have the opportunity to go and experience seeing that Castle. My wife Dawn and I looked at prices to go for a week from time to time, and honestly, there was NO WAY we could ever afford it. Our goal was to save our tax refunds for a couple of years and put that towards it, but of course things came up that require money that we didn't have on hand, so into the tax refund we go.

I was introduced to Better Living Real Estate® by Brian Hermann, a Senior Associate with Better Living Real Estate®. I've known Brian for quite a long time and I've seen how successful he's been in real estate. Last summer I had the thought of taking the course and giving Real Estate because I wanted to get into the business. One of the first goals I had was to take a portion of my first few closing commissions and bring the kids to Disney.

Once I had my license Brian sponsored me into the brokerage and the brokerage gave the me tools to be a successful agent.

I was hired by two clients very quickly. Like most new agents, my first few transactions weren't exactly smooth, but everyone at Better Living Real Estate® stuck by me, kept me on track and motivated. Both transactions closed successfully with happy clients!

Do you know what I did with both commission checks? Yup, I booked a trip to take my children to Disney! My daughter was going to be able the see the Castle! It would not have been possible without all the support and encouragement from Better Living Real Estate®. The training environment created at Better Living Real Estate® is top of the line! There are numerous tools for agents to find an answer, from the Tiers of Support on the Team Intranet to being able to reach out to my Sponsor and Team Leader with a question. This brokerage has a true Teamwork environment, which makes agents want to help out other agents. And, in this type of field, that's unheard of. More than once I have been told real estate is a cut throat industry. Well, NOT at Better Living Real Estate®!

And then what does the brokerage do? At the end of 2016, the brokerage increased the compensation rate IN FAVOR OF THE AGENT! Crazy. And of course, there are no desk fees and agents aren't forced to report to an office. Why wouldn't a real estate agent want to work here?

Sorry this is so long...let me sum it up this way.... the support I received and how the management runs this company, helped make my kids dream come true. Period. And when once I had been intimidated about being a new real estate agent, now, I can't wait for my next client.

Thank you Better Living Real Estate®" - Christopher Sullivan

Marcie Rappa - Better Living Real Estate Agent

Vice President

"Twenty plus years ago, I researched brokerages as I was preparing to take my real estate license exam. I found the perfect fit in a brokerage that it’s motto was "One Stop and You’re Home." It was family orientated and about making the process seamless for the client. It was about helping my clients have a great experience. I was driven by great customer service and helping people. After a large corporate buy out, things never felt the same. I longed for the feeling of working with a group that felt like family again.

The opportunity to build that vision again was found when I learned more about Better Living Real Estate®. The humble environment had been lost in numbers and awards and I wanted it back in my life. The collaborative environment is what I enjoy the most here and it will keep me satisfied as I build my career and help other agents learn a better way to do business.

When you add all the tools and knowledge of the Better Living Real Estate® Team Intranet, it’s like liquid gold! I’m impressed by the growth of our agents week over week during our collaborative round table discussions. Learning more to improve myself for my clients has always been a focus and we all get the best information here. There are so many ways to be successful when you have a great team behind you!

I’ve found what works for me and as our team grows, they’re all excited to be part of this family environment as well. The feedback from our newer agents who’ve switched their licenses from other brokerages is humbling, and we all agree we wish we found Better Living Real Estate® earlier in our careers. It truly is a Better Living For a Better Life!" - Marcie Rappa

Brian Hermann Better Living Real Estate Career

Brian Hermann

Vice President

"I joined Better Living Real Estate® over ten years ago when I first became a licensed salesperson. At the time, I was an experienced public servant with a local community. After meeting and interviewing with multiple brokerages including the large franchises, I finally met Bob Simone and his team of professionals who showed true honesty, integrity, and commitment not only to their clients but, more importantly, to the team's employees. I immediately felt welcome and invigorated to learn and become knowledgeable and successful in the real estate field.

Better Living Real Estate® is an industry leader with innovative, evolving technology systems, powerful training opportunities, and generous compensation packages. The work environment instills teamwork, companionship, and support and the company's success is built on the input of the employee's ideas, contributions, and leadership. There are real estate services and opportunities available with us that simply don't exist in other real estate brokerages. I am proud to be part of a brokerage that seeks to assist our clients with a "Better Living for a Better Life"! - Brian Hermann

"I decided to start a career as a real estate agent after working in management in the corporate finance and carpentry industries. I heard from several people who had been in real estate sales world that finding the right company to work for is key, and can make or break you as you start your career. Because of these warnings, I made sure I did my research before choosing a company. What drew me to Better Living Real Estate® at first was the compensation structure and the ability to grow and become a mentor within the company. After meeting with Bob Simone and learning more about the company, the reason I decided to join Better Living Real Estate® instead of another brokerage was their organized structure, resource availability, and the atmosphere of collaboratively working to help everyone within the company succeed.

One of the great things about Better Living Real Estate® is that they function very similar to other industry corporations, but with a mobile platform built to allow flexibility and withstand ever changing times. We have twice a week collaborative meetings to review, discuss, question and share ideas on building our real estate careers. We have a monthly company lunch covering current real estate industry information. We have a question and answer intranet to search for, or ask tenured agent questions for assistance. We have a team Facebook page to share listings, important information and continue weekly training discussions. Each agent is assigned a sponsor and a Vice President dedicated to them to reach out to and work with as they start their career. All of these elements are part of a 4 Tier Support system built into the company's business plan. Since the day I started, I have used each of these support tiers and have found extreme value in each.

Because the Better Living Real Estate's® business plan is built to foster collaboration, the ability to co-service clients and the encouragement to co-host Open Houses helps in starting your career, getting experience and exposure to new clients. In my first 4 months I was able to build relationships with my colleagues by following the business plan and putting what I learned into action. By attending meetings and building relationships, I was able to gain opportunities to co-service clients and co-host open houses with teammates. Having these opportunities available to me allowed me to start building my brand, prospect for new business and gain clients.

One of the most amazing things to me was how I was welcomed and supported since the day I started at Better Living Real Estate®. Attending some of these outings and meetings only knowing one or two other agents in a room full can be overwhelming, but because of the team building structure at Better Living Real Estate® each new agent is flooded with welcoming support from the initial announcement and beyond." - Jen Medas

"I have increased the amount of clients, commissions and support since switching to Better Living Real Estate®. Also, Better Living Real Estate® is a fully digital brokerage, which in today's times, is more relevant than ever!

I've seen how Better Living Real Estate® can help you achieve your Real Estate goals. No monthly fees. No franchise fees. Residual income opportunities. And so much more!" - Michael Giovangelo

Tony Gelfusa Massachusetts and Rhode Island real estate agent at Better Living Real Estate


"Better Living Real Estate® is definitely a very unique real estate brokerage that has certainly exceeded every single possible expectation I could ever imagine. Prior to joining Better Living Real Estate®, I worked part-time at both small and large real estate brokerages, and never truly felt driven to succeed because I didn’t sense any true real estate passion from the brokerage team members, nor did I feel any team camaraderie.

Upon affiliating with Better Living Real Estate®, I was instantly inspired and excited to make real estate my full-time career. I was thrilled to finally interact with a professional real estate brokerage team that is 100% team oriented and 100% passionate about real estate.

Better Living Real Estate® also impressed with the very advanced intranet based technology platform for accessing a comprehensive information providing guidance on all aspects of any real estate transaction. In addition, Better Living Real Estate® offers no monthly fees, “capping”, and a monthly free lunch and learn session that is 100% conducive to real estate knowledge building.

Finally, Better Living Real Estate® offers the possibility for an outstanding residual stream of income by introducing new agents to the brokerage, and I recently utilized that brokerage benefit by referring my friend to join Better Living Real Estate® for a positive change in his career!" - Tony Gelfusa

Holly Murphy Better Living Real Estate Career


"I have had my Real Estate license for over fourteen years, during that time I have worked with other agencies. I then took some time off to be a stay at home mom for my children. When I was ready to go back to my passion which has always been in Real Estate, after meeting with Bob Simone Owner & Broker, and learning what Better Living Real Estate® had to offer, I immediately knew I wanted to join the team. After working at Better Living Real Estate®, I can honestly say that no other brokerage could ever come close to comparing to Better Living Real Estate®.

I am extremely impressed with the Business channels, continued training, and team support that all of the mentors and management have implemented. You are not only working with one manager, you're supported by entire team!

What I truly love about Better Living Real Estate®, is the flexibility. You are able to work from the comfort of your own home or while on the road, using a robust mobile office platform. I would highly recommend anyone to consider a position at Better Living Real Estate® because of the continued support from a highly qualified experienced team." - Holly Murphy

"Prior to joining Better Living Real Estate®, I was a stay-at-home mom. I had been eyeing a real estate career for number of years, but what got me in was my friend Ariel Doggett. She introduced me to Better Living Real Estate®, because she knew it would be a great fit for me.

Some of the things high on my wish list were: no cubicle, no "uptime" on the office phones as an unpaid secretary, but I still wanted access to support and training, room to grow my career as I wish, and being surrounded by a good team of caring people. Hard to find in real estate you say? Not with our company. We have all of that and a lot more (you should see our mobile platform)!

I love what I do and I truly enjoy our Team and the entire Team spirit we foster here. Best of all, the people who benefit from all this are not only our associates, but very much our clients. They are the reason why I got into the real estate business in the first place – helping people and families." - Renata Gilarova

Faye Hillman Better Living Real Estate Career


"I've been with this brokerage since the early days when it was Buyer's Network, Inc., before our amazing re-branding to Better Living Real Estate®. Prior to joining, I was a real estate broker for one of the top three national and well know real estate companies, which had unlimited funds to advertise nationally on radio, TV, and media publications. I thought that working for one of the big three was the way to go, when in fact it lacked supervision, training, sense of family and caring for its agents. Immediately, Bob Simone, very busy with his own 24/7 schedule developing our brokerage's business systems, unselfishly found the time and took me under his wing. In spite of my prior reasonable training, he taught me the ‘golden business rules’ which he lived by, and proved to be a model for a successful career. This included building trustworthy relationships with clients, accomplished by means of diligent research of properties closely tailored to the needs of the clients at hand, the constant follow up and prompt contact with the client all leading to a successful closing, a happy buyer with a reasonable assurance of referral business.

After sixteen years with Buyer's Network, as a top producer for many of those, much of the success I attribute to our brokerage's sharing environment and teamwork, we evolved into Better Living Real Estate®. It's been an exciting of growth into a full service agency with the exceptional training and business experience by all the managers, I come well prepared and supported as a leader, contributing to other agent's success as a Regional Vice President at Better Living Real Estate®.

If you want a better career in real estate, and are presently dissatisfied with your present circumstance consider joining Better Living Real Estate®, where you will be part of growing family of successful brokers and agents who have found that the business models developed by Better Living Real Estate® bring not only financial rewards but equally important, personal gratification." - Faye Hillman