Fannie Hillman + Associates, was founded in 1981 by Fannie Hillman. This independent, full-service residential real-estate agency was started by a single mother of three, when interest rates hovered around 15% to 19%. Nearly 35 years later, Fannie Hillman + Associates boasts more than 60 real-estate agents.
“I believe a home is at the heart of a family. And, we take our role seriously in helping people find their special, individual home – their own cornerstone for stability, security and well-being. It truly is humbling to be in the position to impact the day-to-day lives of thousands of Central Floridians,” said Fannie Hillman, owner of Fannie Hillman + Associates. “And, we certainly look forward to serving future generations of homebuyers under the direction of my son, Scott Hillman.”
Fannie Hillman was first a lab technician, then a school teacher before getting into the real estate business. In 1972, she was hired by Don Saunders Real Estate of Winter Park. Shortly after, she set the standard of being top producer for the firm and remained in that top spot from 1973 until the end of 1980. Yearning for a bigger challenge, she opened up her own brokerage in January of 1981, Fannie Hillman + Associates, in Winter Park, Florida.
“Our success is linked to my mother’s determination and drive to help people find the perfect home. It is an achievement that everyone in the firm and our community can feel proud of, the fulfillment of the American dream.” says Scott Hillman, President.
Scott Hillman joined the firm in 1982 and assumed a leadership role in 1988. “Scott brought the business mindset to the company that was needed to stand strong as an independent firm,” said Fannie Hillman. She credits her son with growing the company’s annual sales volume from approximately $39 million in 1988 to over $225 million in 2015.