30 Under 30 Honorees of 2012

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Michael Wolf
Salesperson
Ascent Real Estate, Inc.
Ascent Real Estate, Inc.,
410 Kalmia Street
San Diego, CA
United States
92101
US
Age: 
29
Team volume: 
$13.9 million
Team sides: 
47

Sales Associate by Day, Author-Entrepreneur by Night

Although he was doing well as a graduate student in architecture, Michael Wolf, GRI, 29, wasn’t sure that career would offer him the future he was looking for. An influential instructor suggested a real estate sales career, giving Wolf the confidence boost he needed to leave the program and follow his entrepreneurial ambitions. Wolf is now in business with his wife, Jessica, and remains in constant “refinement mode,” he says. To set himself apart, Wolf has written a book, The First Homebuyer Book. He also founded LockBoxSwap.com, where real estate professionals across the nation can buy and sell used lockboxes. “I am the type of person who wants to be involved in several projects and businesses,” Wolf says, “but I’ve found that it’s difficult to manage businesses that are vastly different from one another. So I set my mind to be on the lookout for real estate–related opportunities that could generate business from the real estate business itself.”

Tip: “The accomplishments and success in my real estate career are in the direct proportion to what I put into it each and every day. Anything is possible with a plan and a purpose, and when combined with true passion and persistence for success, I know each day that I am becoming a better version of myself and ever-closer to my goals and dreams in life.”