Growing up in a family of homebuilders, Brandon Brittingham, 29, caught the entrepreneurial bug early—starting a clothing store at age 19 and growing it to three locations before selling it. After one year of college, Brittingham got back to business, launching a real estate career that hasn’t just adapted to the changing market but embraced it. He teaches short sale and REO classes and cowrote the short-sale certification for Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate. He even developed a smartphone app to help other real estate pros connect with legitimate REO companies. To make his own connections, Brittingham blogs insightfully about short sales, foreclosures, and other topics that will bring consumers to his Web site. “Your site is how most people find you now,” he says. “It is your business card for the 21st century.”
Tip: "Set big goals — bigger than you think is achievable, and be relentless in your pursuit. The sky is the limit with your real estate career, but you have to think big!"