“Harness technology to make day-to-day operations efficient.”
While attending law school full time in 2003, Difanis managed to close 40 transactions worth $5.3 million. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law last month.
Technology edge: Juggling school and work pushed Difanis to become efficient. “With a broadband connection, I can work anywhere,” he says. His content-rich custom Web site attracts new clients, with such information as current listings, frequently asked questions (Don’t real estate practitioners make a fortune? Not on average, he responds), and a real estate financing and area resource guide.
Case closed: With a thriving real estate business, Difanis no longer plans to make law his career. But he uses his legal skills when he eyeballs a contract.