Business View Magazine | March 2018

194 C entury21Discovery is a family-owned-and-operated, full-service real estate firm,located in the heart of northOrange County,California.It was established in 1986 by John Shipley,who brought on Joe Lins as his President and Partner in 1996. “He opened up Century21Dis- coveryhere in Fullerton,and about nine years later,he called me up and said,‘Are you interested in a partnership?’”Joe says. “Twenty-two years later,we were still working together–a lot longer thanwe originallyplanned.” The pair grewthe company from40 agents,then,to over 125,today,and positioned it to be the number one Century21 office inOrange County.In addition to its primaryoperating footprint in northOrange County,Century21Discoveryalso covers partsof L.A.,San Bernardino,and Riverside Counties, as well.This February,Shipley retired fromhis position as Founding Broker of the company,and Joe purchased the firm A FAMILY AFFAIR CENTURY 21 DISCOVERY AT A GLANCE CENTURY 21 DISCOVERY WHAT: A family-owned-and-operated, full-ser- vice real estate firm WHERE: Orange County, California WEBSITE: Century 21