Now at age 35, he has become the new owner of Exit Real Estate at 165 West End Ave., located in West End Center, effective July 1.
“I have a lot of great things set for the future here,” Vose said. “We are hosting a career night from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 29.
”We’re going to be implementing team building within the office, and we’re starting a monthly community (event to) help with different projects and be part of the local community.”
Vose brings to the agency his graphics background in branding and marketing, which he said “has never been done here.
“We’re going to start branding the name, make the community aware we are here, what we offer and help expose all our agents,” he added.
EXIT, which has 57 agents in the West End Center office, provides services in residential and commercial real estate and property management.
Vose had been an agent with EXIT for two years before taking the plunge to own the agency.
“I grew up in Maine,” he said. “My grandfather was a real estate agent and a property appraiser. I always thought it was really cool.
“It was always something I wanted to do, real estate, but I never pursued it,” Vose added.
After he moved to East Tennessee in 1996, Vose and his mother, Sue Boling, operated Cranberry Hollow for five years. It was rebranded CH Interiors then sold while he opened KNOX Graphics & Designs, which led him to call on EXIT Real Estate Professionals Network and to meet owners, Mark and Robyn Kresser.
“We hit it off in the get-go,” he said. “I ended up getting my real estate license.”
“I always told Mark some day I was going to buy his business, and here we are,” Vose added and chuckled.
Also motivating his purchase was “the culture and the family and the team atmosphere that’s here are not like any other real estate company,” Vose said.
“All agents work together. There’s a very supportive mentorship system here, lots of training … there’s lots of perks that come with EXIT… and obviously the Farragut community,” he added.
Vose said another reason he bought he agency is that in all deals that go through EXIT corporation, of every closed transaction, it donates 10 percent to Habitat for Humanity all over the United States and Canada.
Vose has been self-employed, beginning with mowing grass, since he was 16, but he had been working since he was 12, when he started with a family-owned business — a filling station and fireworks stand in Lenoir City.
“Both sides of my family were entrepreneurs,” he noted. “(Being an entrepreneur is) in my blood.
“My senior year in high school I was making $83,000 a year,” Vose added, reflecting of what he could have accomplished if “I had known then what I know now.”
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but agents are available 24/7.
For more information about EXIT Real Estate Professionals Network, call 865-393-3948 or visit its website at realestateprofessional.com.