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Heard on the Street: 'Handy Andy' shutting down real estate office

One of Rochester’s highest profile Realtors is closing the doors of his office. Andy Mulholland, a constant fixture on Rochester billboards in recent years, announced Tuesday that he is shutting down Handy Andy Real Estate Experts.

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Andy Mulholland.

One of Rochester’s highest profile Realtors is closing the doors of his office.

Andy Mulholland, a constant fixture on Rochester billboards in recent years, announced Tuesday that he is shutting down Handy Andy Real Estate Experts.

"It’s such a demanding industry. I’ve got four kids and a wife at home," he said. "The decision was made to just spend more time with them. Ultimately, that’s what it came down to."

His team of 11 staff and Realtors are all moving to other real estate offices, though they will still wrap up outstanding deals.

"We have 37 pending sales set to close. We’ll see those through to closing," Mulholland said.

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He will continue his real estate career by coaching other real estate offices across the country. Mulholland has already started doing that remotely and hopes to use his recreational vehicle to travel to future gigs with his family.

Mulholland, who started in real estate in 2009, incorporated his firm in 2013. In 2017, he moved his growing team into the former Classic Cuts building at 3625 10th Lane NW, at the corner of 37th Street Northwest and 10th Place.

He purchased the 4,300-square-foot complex for $665,000. Mulholland now plans to sell the building.

An active and visible figure in the real estate industry, Mulholland’s methods and constant self-promotion did attract some criticism and legal threats .

He said he was ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 agents by industry expert Real Trends, which works with the Wall Street Journal. He displayed that ranking on marketing materials and billboards throughout Rochester.

In September, the Colorado-based Real Trends received a complaint about Mulholland’s ranking as a top individual agent. Real Trends President Steve Murray said after investigating, it was determined that house deals tallied as individual sales for Mulholland should have been counted as sales handled with help from his team, thus lowering his individual ranking.

"I did submit incorrectly," Mulholland said about the ranking error at the time. "It is my fault for not reading close enough and understand clearly what the requirement was. I take full responsibility for that."

That incident did not seem to dim his enthusiasm or slow down his self-promotion. In the end, Mulholland is pleased with the run his real estate office had.

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"Obviously, we’re super proud of what we’ve accomplished and of the agents we’ve trained over the years," he said.

Andy Mulholland
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