Thriving Successfully in A Real Estate World

Lori Nettles, right, and Tania Sterling, left, own their own real estate firm, TLC Real Estate.

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Third-generation realty firm thrives

Lake Ontario Realty blends family, business through the years

Amanda Miller, left, and Beth Hopkins relax in a chair in front of their office space in Chaumont. The women are not only in-laws but business partners, after merging Hopkins Homes with Lake Ontario Realty. Photo by Amanda Morrison/NNY Business

Hopkins Homes Realty in Watertown may be no more. Though, fret not, because the same quality customer service can be found down the road in Chaumont at Lake Ontario Realty. Hopkins broker Beth E. Hopkins decided after two decades to hang up her hat as a real estate broker/owner, and instead play the role of real estate agent.

“No longer acting as an owner takes a lot of different administrative pressures off of me,” Mrs. Hopkins said. “And I’m fine with that. I believe that brokers should shift gears when they recognize it’s time. Ownership of an agency doesn’t define you as an agent. And I get so many more listings this way.”

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