Martin I. (Marty) Price

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Martin I. (Marty) Price
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Born1939 (age 82–83)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
OccupationEntrepreneur
Known forReal Estate Developer, Marketing, Re-branding

Martin Irving Price is an American entrepreneur and Real Estate Developer. He is currently the CEO of the Realty Connexion Discount Real Estate Corporation in Boca Raton, Florida.

Early Life

Martin Irving Price was born in 1939 and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the United States.[1]

In 1960 he served as a foreign language communication specialist in the United States Army Security Agency in Washington, DC, and Frankfurt Germany until 1962.[2]

He studied at Wofford College in 1964 and received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Carolina in 1966 where he was mentored by Sir Martin Gilbert, a British historian, co-author of the official Winston Churchill biography and renowned Nazi hunter, and by Zbigniew Brzezinski who became the National Security Advisor of American President Jimmy Carter.[3]

At the age of 15, he won the Knights of Pythias’ Oratory Contest and won the "I Speak for Democracy" contest in 1955. He was also awarded a South Carolina Foundation scholarship to the University of South Carolina, where he excelled on its Atlantic Coast Conference Varsity Debate Team.[4][5]

While studying at the university, Price worked as an Assistant News Director at WNOK TV in Columbia, South Carolina, and served as the state-wide IRC President, news director at WUSC Radio, a newspaper columnist, and YMCA president. After graduating with a double major BA in English and History, Price attended Catholic University Law School on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.[6]

Career

In 1960, Martin Price served as a foreign language communication specialist in the United States Army Security Agency in Washington, DC, and Frankfurt, Germany, until 1962.[7]

He started his career with Air India as a Senior Sales Representative in 1967. He also served as campaign manager for Seymour Spellman for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.[8]

In 1968, Price was elected as National Vice President of the American Resort Developers Association (ARDA) until 1970.[9]

In 2004, he founded The Realty Connexion, a Boca Raton, Florida, real estate development company where he was responsible for converting and selling over 5,000 building lots in 32 developments in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, Appalachia, and the Ozarks. He has advised several Fortune 500 companies, including Westinghouse Credit Corp, in the fields of real estate development and marketing, and he is the author of Tax Deed Connexion the “American Way," which is currently available from Amazon Books, “Making Dollars from Dirt”, “The Foreclosure Process", and “Turning Rural Acreage into a "Cash Crop".[10]

He also co-founded Resort Condominiums International, the world's first resort vacation time-share exchange program, and founded www.WeBuyHouses.com.[11][12]

His company planned and developed America's first branded land development and land sales project called "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park," situated on 135 acres and over 3 miles along the Potomac River, just west of Washington, D.C. (1973). He developed and launched www.WeBuyHouses.com (2014).[13]

Currently, Martin Price is the chairman of Realty Connexion Discount Real Estate Corp. in Boca Raton, Florida.[14]

Awards and Recognition

  • I Speak for Democracy by the Junior Chamber of Commerce & the National Broadcasters Association (1955)[15]
  • Knights of Pythias, Oratory Contest[16]
  • South Carolina Foundation USC scholarship[17]
  • In 1966, he ran as a Democrat for South Carolina State Representative from Spartanburg County[18]

References

  1. "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort Lot Sales Celebrates 50 Years". lasvegasinquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  2. "RCI (Resort Condominiums International) is celebrating its 50th anniversary". stlouisgazette.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". oaklandgazette.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  4. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". www.yournewsnet.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  5. "We Buy Houses | Sell a Home Fast for Cash". www.webuyhouses.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  6. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". austininquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  7. "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort Lot Sales Celebrates 50 Years". arlingtonchronicle. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  8. "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort Lot Sales Celebrates 50 Years". portlandinquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  9. "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort Lot Sales Celebrates 50 Years". nycsun.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  10. "The Realty Connexion and its CEO Martin Price". southwest. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  11. "RCI (Resort Condominiums International) is celebrating its 50th anniversary". dallassentinel.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  12. "Ampersand Communications: Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Newsfeatures Syndication". www.ampersandcom.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  13. "We Buy Houses | Sell a Home Fast for Cash". www.webuyhouses.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  14. "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort Lot Sales Celebrates 50 Years". portlandinquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  15. "How a Real Estate Development Company CEO is Changing the Real Estate Industry". losangelesinquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  16. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". www.thecowboychannel.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  17. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". austininquirer.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  18. "Martin Price and His Journey as an Entrepreneur". seattledailyobserver.com. Retrieved 23 June 2022.