Richard Uzelac has been in the real estate business for over thirty years. He started as an agent in New Jersey just after graduating from Penn State University. In one year after entering the Real Estate business, Mr. Uzelac became the top listing agent in New Jersey for Century 21.
Richard then moved to California where he was an agent in Southern California and eventually a Broker/Office owner in Southern California. Richard Uzelac’s company specialized in HUD, VA, and Bank Foreclosures in the Antelope Valley in the late Eighties and early Nineties.
“Selling Foreclosures was a hot market back then. We had lists of homes and most of them were abandoned and not in great shape. Our office fixed them up and resold them reducing blight in neighborhoods and helping people reach the American Dream at a nice discount,” said Uzelac.
Richard Uzelac jumped on the technology train in the 1990s working in the new computer graphics and television branding fields. He won several awards including the 1997 Emmy award for Best Sports Graphics for his design and animations for the CBS Winter Olympic Games.
“Working in Hollywood with the emerging technology of the nineties was a blast. We were breaking new computer animation ground on just about every project we worked on. From flying logos, to glass effects, to character animation, we were doing things that hadn’t been done,” Uzelac said.
Richard Uzelac later became the Senior Director of Production for Realtor.com, HomeBuilder.com, ApartmentsandRentals.com and other sites for Homestore Inc (Now Move.com). Richard and his team of eighty-five employees helped generate over $250 million per year in revenue for Homestore Inc.
“It was a bit shocking after working in Hollywood with tight deadlines and all seriousness, to working at a growing DOT COM company with very little organization and deadline adherence. That all changed when I took over the production of Realtor.com. I ran it like a network television project with strict deadlines and an eye on fiscal efficiency and control. We accomplished more in the first two months than they had in the last year,” commented Richard Uzelac.
In 2002, Mr. Uzelac left Realtor.com to start RealtyTech Inc. RealtyTech Inc. created real estate agent websites and IDX software for thousands of real estate agents since then.
“After leaving Realtor.com I realized there was great opportunity in the space, so I started RealtyTech Inc. I underestimated the challenges of bootstrapping a software startup but after two years of 70-hour weeks, we started to launch our real estate agent websites and IDX MLS Search systems. We were a hit and are still going strong many years later, said Uzelac
Richard has given thousands of presentations and talks on real estate technology and strategy over the past fifteen plus years. Richard Uzelac is available as a Speaker, Panel Member and Consultant for Corporations, Franchises, and Real Estate Companies. Contact him at 805.413.7888