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The YEAR OF THE PIG!!! best real estate website

“According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life. “

Well there you have it! It’s the Year of the Pig and we here at Cevado are embracing this full-on! If you don’t know our story of “the Pig” – well, here you go. SO WHAT’S WITH THE PIG?

Everybody asks.

And to tell you the truth, the answer is actually pretty interesting.

24 years ago, when Chris Raines was in the process of deciding to start his own real estate website business he gathered a group of colleagues together (okay, they were drinking) to come up with a name for his new business.

Someone suggested ‘Cevado’ and since nobody knew what it meant but everyone thought it had a good ring to it, Chris decided to go with it. Then, in 2007, with the real estate industry tanking and with bad news seeming to break on a daily basis, someone told Chris that the word Cevado meant ‘pig’ in Portuguese.

Chris being who he is, immediately decided to embrace the name rather than change it, and ever since we’ve sort of used the pig as a kind of in-house mascot.

That is until Jenn Tate bought the business in 2016. Then, one night over dinner at a local restaurant (and, yes, there might have been some drinking involved) it was decided that the Pig did a great job of representing exactly the kind of quirky, provocative, no apologies, straight shooting, whatever it takes kind of business we wanted Cevado to be.

Which is probably why the Pig is on the landing page and not Jenn.

Let’s make 2019 a year of money, joy, friendship and success for us all!

What I am pondering“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” – Martina Navratilova