After 16 years in the real estate industry, I still find that real estate is a very personal business!
Every one of my transactions is different. I don’t think I’ve ever had two deals that were identical. Every transaction has its own challenges and results and when it comes right down to it I learn more about people and myself with each home sale I put together.
The tougher the housing climate gets, the nicer my clients become. I know that price is usually the most important factor in finding a house; however my job is to keep my clients safe as well as find and negotiate the best price for them. The only thing that stays constant in the real estate industry are the houses. In fact I can tell you more about each client than each house I’ve sold.
I started my real estate career and was licensed over 16 years ago. My official start in buying and selling real estate came in 1975, when I bought my first 5 acre piece of vacant land. I was 22 years old and wanted to invest in real estate for some time. I was in the Navy and the Seller felt sorry for me and gave me a great interest rate and held the contract. I sold that lot 3 years later and made a $12,000 profit, all said and done. Best of all I held the contract and was making 11% interest on that contract. I was hooked and went out looking for more investments.
Real estate is a learning experience; not only for the buyer or seller but also for the broker. I have learned something new on virtually every transaction I have been a party to over my 14 years I’ve held a license. I am constantly going to classes and seminars to perfect my craft and give my clients the most up to date information of my market and the industry. I have obtained the following Realtor® designations; Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Graduate Residential Institute (GRI).
Rather than fear technology I embrace it, giving my clients a step up on the competition whether they are buying or selling. I am currently working with buyers and sellers from all over the United States, not to mention several overseas. Technology makes it all possible and makes me more efficient.
Whether you’re looking for a Realtor ®for your own needs or as an agent referring a client that needs professional, full service representation, I'm the Realtor ® and Broker for you.