Local real estate company celebrating 50 years in business

A local real estate company is celebrating 50 years in business this week. Gilbert Realty opened its doors in 1969 when Ron Gilbert started the business in the former KTLO building on State Highway 5 north in Mountain Home. The company moved to its current location on U.S. Highway 62 West in 1978.

Current owner Joan Gilbert joined the company in 1972. She says a lot has changed since Gilbert Realty first opened for business.

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Gilbert says real estate prices have changed drastically over the past 50 years.

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Advances in technology have had a huge impact on the way they conduct day-to-day business.

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Gilbert Realty has over 30 agents, along with two full-time and four part-time employees.

To celebrate 50 years in business, Gilbert says they are inviting the public to stop by and celebrate Friday.

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Gilbert Realty is located at 1357 Highway 62 West in Mountain Home.

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