When William Webb started out in the real estate business, he had a lot to learn — but no one to teach him. He’s determined that now that he is the managing broker and owner at Weichert Realtors - Webb & Associates, his agents will never have that problem.
Webb came to Statesboro to attend college at Georgia Southern University. He had originally wanted to join the Army, rather than start college right out of high school, but his parents urged him to go ahead and begin his education.
Since his dad had told him he had to work if he wasn’t in school, and since he had chosen to take a break to figure out what he wanted to do, he found work as a real estate title abstractor for now-retired local attorney Anne Moore. That was where he fell in love with the real estate business.
Webb continued to work on titles, but also got his real estate license, and worked both part-time while he finished college. After graduation in 2005, he worked with Everett Kennedy at what was then Prudential Kennedy Realty. He worked there until he decided to venture out on his own in 2009.
Webb franchised with Weichert three years ago, and says he chose to do so because the company offers so many options for in-house training, which benefits him and his employees. Each of the nine licensed agents at Webb & Associates are independent contractors, and Webb says his goal is to help them grow their businesses.
“My role here is that I’m the managing broker, and I’m also the owner of the business. My goal and aspirations are to assist other licensees with helping them with training and locating business, and how to convert business,” he said.
Webb and Associates moved into their current location, 95 Bel Air Drive, a year ago. They also have a new office administrator, who will be a licensed real estate agent soon.
Jeff Graham, one of the licensed agents at Webb & Associates, nominated Webb for the “My Boss is Boss” recognition. He called Webb a mentor and friend “that just happens to be my boss.”
“I like to be involved in the community, to help people. William Webb supports those initiatives with multiple sponsorships and support at work. He is humble and not someone that seeks headlines or attention. But he works hard to see his employees succeed,” Graham wrote.
Webb says it’s important for people to be involved in the community in general, but it’s crucial for people in the real estate business.
“It’s important in our industry to meet people and to be involved and visible in the community. It’s a big part of it,” he said. “I want to support my agents in everything that they do. Being involved in the community is a vital part of it. That’s good for the individual agent but that’s also good for the company as a whole. So any way that I can help sponsor an event, even something that I’m not even a member of, as long as it’s an office thing, then I’m all for it.”
Several of the agents at Webb & Associates are members of civic clubs, and the office participates in various community fundraisers as well.
Webb and his wife, Christine, are the proud parents of two daughters: Caitlyn, who is 10, and Cady, who’s 5. The family enjoys spending time together outdoors, especially when they can be on the water. Whether it’s fishing, going to the beach or even just riding on the golf cart, Webb says, “Whatever it takes to be outdoors. Luckily my two girls are outdoor people. So it works for me.”
When asked what makes him a “boss” boss, Webb chuckles.
“I don’t think I’m a ‘boss’ boss. I’m just trying to do everything that I can for my agents, and to help grow this business,” he said. “I taught myself everything, and I had to figure it out on my own most of the time. I don’t want my agents to have to do that. I want to be able to teach them.”
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