WIMMERA real estate firm PRDnationwide Wes Davidson Real Estate celebrated 20 years in business on Tuesday.
Owner Wes Davidson said his family had been in real estate businesses for years.
“In 1993 I bought my dad out and we went from there,” he said.
“We started with three people and we have grown since then.”
He said there would be a team function to celebrate the milestone next week.
Mr Davidson said real estate had changed immensely in 20 years.
“Twenty years ago, there wasn’t the internet or smart phones,” he said.
“Our principal point of contact was the newspaper – now it’s the internet.
“The level of professionalism has also increased in real estate because there is more training and opportunities for development available.”
He said business was now done on an international level, not just a regional level.
“Our market has expanded and we have dealt with people in Hong Kong, the UK and all around the world,” he said.
“That is because of the internet.”
Mr Davidson said he was fortunate to have a stable and consistent staff.
He said most staff had been with the business for an average of 10 years.
“We have had some who have been with us since the beginning,” he said.
“We also have a younger generation of people coming through who are contributing to our ongoing growth.”
Mr Davidson said he and his wife Gina were proud of the business.
“We want to thank all the people who have been involved with us, now and in the past,” he said.
“We don’t have any plans to change the business in the future and I hope in 20 years’ time we are sitting here talking about another milestone.”