Mike joined RE/MAX Commonwealth in May 2014, and has worked for me on a fixed part-time basis since that time. In the early Summer 2015, it became clear that he was thinking seriously about going out on his own as an independent agent. I started thinking about how I would replace him and what skills sets that replacement would need to have. Anyone who has worked with Mike Lester knows he goes above and beyond, and always gets it done. So the thought of having to find someone else as good, as trustworthy, as reliable, that I also got along with - it was totally depressing. In the course of thinking through the situation, and talking it through with my significant other, it became clear to me that I really didn't want to replace Mike, I wanted to continue to work WITH Mike.