Who are we? GG International – the brain child of Kim Gateb, hence the name. The official name of the company is Gateb Group International. Gateb…how do you say that exactly?? GUH – teb. When she first met her husband, even Kim got it wrong, so we call it GG International. No sense in making anyone fumble over it!
Why did we come about? After being in real estate for a while and working at a couple brokerages, our owner saw the trends in the industry and had an idea. She knew she didn’t like the idea of working at one of the large agent warehouses where the multiple thousand agents that work there are just a number. She didn’t like the idea of working for a franchise, where corporate policies and liability insurance dictate how you run your day and treat your customers. So, she thought, let’s create something different! Enter GG International.
What are we? A boutique Real Estate agency, which means it is all owned by one person. We are not a franchise, and like our website says, we don’t want to be! We are free to be as different and disruptive as we like. We encourage free thinking. We encourage out of the box ideas. We welcome change and we thrive on it. (Good thing, because things change in this industry all the time.) We wear what we want (no matching blazers and name tags), we drive what we want, and we can go where we want.
So where are we? Everywhere! Our headquarters is in Irvine, but our agents are where you are (or they will be, as soon as you call them). We bring real estate to you. With the technology available today, there is no need for you truck down to the building, sit in a waiting room, and drink bad coffee until someone brings you back to their dark office to show you paper listings printed out ahead of time by the agent, who thinks they know what you want. We work interactively with you, because no one knows what you like better than you, right? We work together in real time to find you what you want, where you want it, and when you want it.
What do we do? We do it all! (Don’t go there – we are progressive, but we are still a professional company.) We handle residential and commercial real estate. We do sales, leasing, and soon property management. We just do it differently.
Why do we do this? Because we can.
Real estate can be fun. It should be fun. It is for us, and it can be for you too. We are here to deal with all the hard stuff, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. After you call us, of course. We can’t really help you if we don’t know you exist.
So, if you are ready for Real Estate, Reinvented, call us. If you are not, that is okay too. We will be here when you are.