Our owner and founder, Eric Israel, was born in Boston Massachusetts and raised just outside Washington D.C. in Maryland. He attended the University of Miami before coming back to Maryland to start a 15 year career in the Automotive industry. In early 1995, Eric decided to leave the east coast and the Automotive industry and head out to explore the west. A year later he landed in Colorado where he opened and operated a very successful blues and jazz club named The Abstract Caffe for 4 years. After the birth of his first son, Eric decided to sell the business and move his family to Southern California where he would become involved in the real estate industry. He studied for and received his California Real Estate license in late 2003 (Brokers license in 2015) and went to work for Zip Realty. While there, Eric realized that one day, he would want to be involved in a real estate business utilizing the advantages of the internet as its central hub. Eric sampled various big box brokerages for the next 5 years specializing in ocean view homes and when the market dictated, REO and short sale homes. It was in mid 2009 while working for a small independent company of about 25-30 agents that Eric realized there was a need and a market for hard working independent-minded agents like himself who wanted to keep more of their hard earned commissions. It was with this small company that Eric began implementing his ideas for a “Virtual” brokerage with a unique “Backoffice” concept that gave agents more value and tools than anyone else. After testing the “Formula” in growing this small company for a year and seeing the advantages of his “Virtual” concept come to reality and succeed, Eric decided he needed to form his own company rather than work for anyone else and so The Virtual Realty Group was officially launched in 2010. Currently, The Virtual Realty Group operates in 23 states from coast to coast including Hawaii with more states coming soon. Eric currently resides in Southern California with his lovely wife and 2 young sons.
This page contains specific information regarding contacting us for more information. We are the Future of Real Estate Today and The Virtual Realty Group. We are the leader in virtual online real estate in many different states. We operate from coast to coast and Hawaii. We offer better benefits, tools and 100% commission plans for the independent-minded agent. All of our commission plans come standard with free E and O insurance, a free paperless transaction coordinator, a free personal lead generating website with IDX home search, free access to our in-house marketing and design department, the ability to be paid directly after a deal closes, an in-house escrow division, free virtual tours and single property websites and so much more. Check out all the tools, benefits, features and advantages we offer every agent with The Virtual Realty Group. 100% commission office, 100% commissions, virtual real estate, virtual real estate office, virtual broker, virtual realty, virtual office, 100% commission, the future of real estate, the future, earn 100% commission, virtual real estate brokerage, brokerages with 100% commission