30 Under 30 Honorees of 2011

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Matthew Peterson
Broker-owner, GRI
Prodigy Real Estate
Prodigy Real Estate,
2035 Country Road D East Suite E
Maplewood, MN
United States
55109
US
Age: 
29
Team volume: 
$62.3 million
Team sides: 
490

Inspired by "30 Under 30" profiles he read in REALTOR® Magazine, he cofounded Prodigy Real Estate in 2004.

"I think the biggest mistake people make getting into the business is not showing up. They don’t realize the hardest thing in the world is to be your own business," says Peterson, who learned about budgeting and cash flow from his parents, who were small-business owners. He was also fortunate to start his career as part of a top-performing team. His business model, he says, makes it economically sustainable for young people to get started. His advice: If you haven’t already, get training in REO sales.