As a Realtor
I have been a licensed agent since 2001. Several years in the energy business designing systems and selling products to help save money, improve the performance and add convenience to homes, have laid a good foundation for Real Estate. This background has been invaluable to my clients, both sellers and buyers. Prelisting inspections and buyers' pre-inspections have saved my clients time and money as we move toward decision making.
My secret weapon in Real Estate is my wife Elsie. We have been married 30 years and have 3 growing boys currently age 23, 18 and 14. Elsie's talents and skill set are a wonderful balance to mine. She has an eye for style and was staging listings before she was licensed or took the classes for her ASP (Accredited Staging Professional). She has an incredible memory, remembering details of homes she had seen years before. She loves to show homes and truly cares for our clients best outcome.
My other career as a transportation consultant (ok, car salesman) had me negotiating more transactions in a week than the average real estate agent does in a year. Multiply that over nearly 10 years, and I venture to guess I've negotiated more millions of dollars worth of deals than all but very few high end Realtors; and I maintained a very high customer satisfaction rating in the process.
I love this business. Home ownership is the foundation of wealth building in America. I take great satisfaction from seeing a client do well, make good decisions and prosper personally and financially.