Name of business: Exit Five Star Realty
Owner: Roberto Gonzalez. Teresa Keplinger is broker for the business.
Address: 5 S. Main St., Smithsburg
Opening date: April 18
Products and services: Full-service real estate brokerage
Market area: Washington County and the Tri-State area
How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have been a business owner for 19 years. When I started my real estate career, it was a natural transition for me to own my own real estate company. I chose Exit because of the revolutionary vision, training and sponsorship residuals. I researched many other types of real estate companies, but nothing compared to Exit's determination to not only change the industry, but to produce and motivate better agents and franchise owners.
Previous business experience: "I have been an owner of a restaurant for 20 years."
Number of employees: Seven
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.