The Agency – Realty & Property Management is August Small Business of the Month

Mr. Jonathan Brock
(863) 686-7080
815 S Missouri Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

By Curt Wheeler, Wheeler Appraisals, LLC
The Agency is a full-service real estate management and sales firm that operates out of a renovated historic house in the Dixieland Historic District south of Downtown Lakeland.

Principal Jon Brock notes the company positions itself as a consultant, offering fee-based services in addition to standard commission arrangements, to best assist their clients in meeting their particular needs.

The firm started in 2001 and through some difficult times (the death of Mike Grady — founder of the property management division, theft, stressed real estate markets) has kept active and busy, thankfully keeping staff and vendors gainfully employed. The office is a busy, professional atmosphere in a casual and friendly environment (pets permitted!) that keeps it a fun place to work.

Property management is a large part of the business, and the firm strives to develop a cordial, respectful relationship among landlords, management, and tenants that satisfies everyone. The management functions are more than administrative; The Agency has helped tenants with moving, chores, banking, and shopping.

The firm has had tons of unusual and interesting experiences that may one day be seen in a screenplay or a blog! One client gave them her beloved Cavalier King Charles instead of selling it, knowing the dog would be in the best hands.

The firm is very active in the Lakeland area. Community activities over the years have included Learning Resource Center, Lakeland Community Theater, Junior Achievement, InnerAct Alliance, and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership boards. Other areas of service over the years have included volunteering, running for, and donating to Inheritance of Hope in memory of family member, Kristen Grady Milligan, working closely with Peace River Center and Volunteers of America to help serve needy tenants, creating an informal pet shelter, and contributing to mission projects at Christ Community and First Presbyterian churches.

Personal, respectful real estate management and sales services meeting your specific needs, by a firm completely involved in the Lakeland community life sounds like a winner, and it is. The Chamber congratulates The Agency on being the August Small Business of the Month.