30 Under 30 Honorees of 2015

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Justin Helmus
The Gulf Life Realty Group
The Gulf Life Realty Group,
305 Indian Rocks Road
Belleair Bluffs, FL
United States
Company volume: 
$16 million
Company sides: 

Finding the Reward in Risk

“I foresee myself growing my brand and bringing it up and down the Gulf Coast,” says Justin Helmus, 27, who opened his brokerage two years ago, serving clients ranging from first-time buyers to investors and second-home buyers. It’s a bold goal, part of his  constant search for ways to operate outside his comfort zone. “I like public speaking a lot because it scares me, but I use those butterflies as a motivator,” says Helmus, who has spoken at Chamber of Commerce meetings and his local real estate association. “Any chance I have to dive into the unknown, I do.” Before entering real estate, Helmus did a two-year stint in the financial industry and remembers sitting in his office thinking, “This isn’t me.” Real estate is.

*Company name changed from Homes & Estates Realty in November 2014.