30 Under 30 Honorees of 2000

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Tim Murphy & Kristi Colzani
Broker-owners
1st Sold Realty Group Inc.
Tim Murphy, REALTOR®,
11831 Old Spanish Trail
Orland Park, IL
United States
60647
US
Age: 
28

Love deferred

You think young people today don’t understand the concept of delayed gratification? Meet Tim Murphy and Kristi Colzani.

These high school sweethearts have put marriage and family plans on hold--they both still live with Mom and Dad—as they build their business.

The couple started in real estate six years ago. “We wanted to be in something we could do together,” says Murphy. At 26, on the day they got their broker’s licenses, they started their own company. They compete against the local heavyweight, they say, by offering “a package of services at the lowest commission rate we can.” In 1999 they did $5 million in business.