Tell us about your background before you decided to become an entrepreneur.
I have always been entrepreneurial. I had just finished 2 years of service in the Israeli army when I came to the US. I received an associate degree in interior design and as I was finishing my classes, I got a real estate license and with the booming market in 2004 began to purchase properties to remodel and flip. I took hard money loans and learned to quickly turn properties around. The market was extremely active, and I got to sell properties faster than I was able to list them. It was a very unique time to get into the business in terms of volume which not every first-time agent is able to experience. So I was very lucky.