When Craig Martin got his license in 2000, his goal was to close a few transactions a year to allow his wife to stay at home with their baby. At the time, he was working as manager at Nordstrom and attending Talbot Seminary with hopes to graduate and become a pastor. With a strong customer service background from Nordstrom and deep biblical convictions in ministry, helping clients was something that came naturally to him. As time progressed, Craig soon realized that working in Real Estate was where he felt God was leading him as his career path.
As a salesperson, Craig found an independent broker who gave him the flexibility to be the owner of his own business. Craig was given guidance and encouragement without the strict rules and control that many franchise offices are known for. With this type of environment, Craig was able to serve his clients’ interest effectively while also giving him the ability to be more available for his family. “I found that I was able to have the flexibility to be more involved with my wife and children while also being more available for my clients. I wasn’t forced to hold office time and attend mandatory ‘pep rally’ type meetings”.
As Craig’s Real Estate business increased, he was also praying about the decision to open his own brokerage in North Orange County. His vision was to create an independent Real Estate office known for its reputation, customer service and production, while also creating a family environment with his staff and agents. With his experience in different types of offices, it was clear to him how he wanted to run a business while creating a positive office culture and environment.
In 2004, TNG Real Estate Consultants was created with great hopes of offering an alternative solution to the Real Estate community. Amber Shubin, Gabriel Perez, Matt Luke, Joe Miller, and Sean Ryan were the first agents to put their trust in Craig as their broker. With their success in servicing their clients and with the positive reputation established in the Real Estate and affiliate community, TNG Real Estate Consultants began to grow. Realtors wanted to know the difference between this company and what they had to offer. Realtors were pleasantly surprised with the company culture and environment, full broker support, training and all that TNG Real Estate Consultants had to offer.
With quality agents and staff, it is not surprising that TNG Real Estate Consultants has become one of the fastest growing Real Estate offices in Orange County. What started as a dream to create an office based on making a difference in the lives of others, has turned into a brokerage with over 450 agents, staffed locations in Brea, Los Alamitos & La Habra; a 4th location opening soon in Fullerton as well as recently creating the TNG Cares program to give back to our communities.
Craig has been blessed to be surrounded with honest hardworking professionals, who have trusted him with one of their most important career decisions. His commitment and the commitment of his staff is that they will work hard to help their agents achieve their desired results. His staff does this through a genuine care as if they were an extension of their own family. From this care, TNG Real Estate Consultants will continue to pride themselves as the trusted name in the Real Estate community.