Written by The Business Journal Staff
Brian Domingos, President/CEO
Premier Valley Realty & Management, Inc.
What we do:
Broker real estate transactions in the Central Valley.
BA Communication Studies, CSUF (2005)
MA, Leadership & Organizational Studies, Fresno Pacific (2008)
Real Estate License 2003
Broker’s License 2009
Certificate, Urban and Regional Planning, CSUF
Certificate, Air Quality Management, CSUF
Married in January 2014 to Analiese Domingos in Carmel, Calif.
How did you come to your position with Premier Valley Realty?
I started Premier Valley Realty in 2009 after obtaining my real estate broker’s license. Prior to starting my own company, I worked for a local Century21 office.
How did you become interested in real estate, Brian?
I became interested in real estate as a child driving around looking at investment property with my grandfather. In high school, my senior project was working for a local real estate broker in Oakhurst. That experience confirmed my interest in the business.
What kinds of homes does Premier Valley Realty deal in, Brian?
Premier Valley Realty sells single family homes in all price ranges throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
What are your expansion plans for the company, Brian?
I recently incorporated and have been working on developing internal systems to accommodate future growth. This year, I will focus on bringing on additional agents. I am always interested in finding ways to provide more value to our clients.
How do you see the San Joaquin Valley real estate market improving in the year ahead, Brian?
The market appears to be stabilizing through a healthy balance between supply and demand. Slowly, more homes are being listed for sale, allowing buyers additional inventory to consider while looking for a new home. I think the next couple years will be the true test for market stability. It will also be interesting to see how rising interest rates affect sales volume and housing affordability in our region.
What three things are you most passionate about, Brian?
1. Real Estate
*In no particular order
What skills do you feel are most important for the next generation of job seekers, Brian?
I believe the next generation of jobseekers need to be flexible with their skill set. As the economy continues to improve, business owners may need employees to wear multiple hats. Good communication and critical thinking skills are also very important in my business.
What are your proudest accomplishments? What other goals would you like to achieve, Brian?
I’m very proud of owning my own business and providing great customer service to my clients. Last year over 85% of my business came from referrals and that has been the best indicator of my success.
Who have been your mentors and what did you learn from them, Brian?
I’ve had a series of great mentors both in real estate and in the community. I learned at a young age to surround myself with people that have more experience and knowledge. That philosophy has allowed me to gain a tremendous amount of understanding about leadership, community involvement and most importantly for my business, providing great customer service.
What are some organizations or community efforts you’ve been involved in and what did you learn from them, Brian?
I’ve been involved with the Fresno Chamber of Commerce for many years and currently serve on their Government Affairs Council, Political Action Committee and Board of Directors. I’m also a board member and President Elect for the Fresno State Alumni Association, and a board member for the Fresno Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Research and Education Foundation.
What are your roots in the San Joaquin Valley, Brian?
I was born at St. Agnes Hospital and raised in Madera County. I graduated from Yosemite High School in 2000 and moved to Fresno to attend Fresno State University where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, and then I later graduated with a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Fresno Pacific.
What do you like to do in your spare time, Brian?
I enjoy spending time with my wife in Carmel. We are also very fortunate to have many friends and family in Fresno to spend time with.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why, Brian?
I would love to go to Portugal, specifically the Azore Islands to see where my ancestors lived.