Realtor, Published Author, Toastmaster, Father, Grandfather, U S Navy Veteran

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart




Beginning in 1978 I sold 12 homes working part time in six months in Columbus Ohio, then moved to Phoenix to continue the next 34 years of representing buyers, sellers and purchasing and giving away over 20,000 pumpkins to kids. Flying in TV station helicopters to four valley hospitals in my orange suit was an awesome experience to land on the helo pad and load 70 pumpkins onto gurneys and go through the hospital one child after another.  I shall never forget one boy said: “I remember you, you came to see me last year.” Still, enjoying the business today and for another 10 years God willing.


Published Author


Writing a book about real estate sharing successful ideas, (MYTHS AND REALITIES OF REAL ESTATE SALES) and then just two years doing it again: (THE FORGOTTEN ART) The Secrets of Enhanced Business and Personal Relationships in a way where I could talk about the second book INSIDE the first, and the second on the first. An awesome experience. When you decide you want to, do it!




My only regret on this topic, is not doing it 20 years earlier, I could have made a million dollars more as a Realtor. Serving as a club coach, Club President, Area Governor and competing in humorous speech contests and INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTESTS has been a learning experience, with fun and meeting hundreds of people.




After a mean divorce I was fortunate to receive custody of my son at the age of five years to raise him along with my second wife. It has been a somewhat challenging experience especially when the two have difficulty getting along from almost the age of 16 to 40, but now he has came closer and asked me to be his Realtor for the first time out of four opportunities.




Taking Katrina and Nicole both fishing at Tempe Lake was an awesome experience and taking them to their first trip to Disneyland was their awesome experience.


U S Navy Veteran


Standing on the deck of a destroyer leaving the San Diego Bay and passing Pointe Loma headed for Viet Nam is a scary experience. Standing before 24 people giving a speech in a Toastmaster club where no one has a gun in the audience, is a learning experience, and something everyone should treat themselves to the learning experience of improving communications, listening and leadership skills. Just don’t wait 20 years to do it like I did.


Comments (2)

Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
You have done it all my friend...congratulations on well designed life
Oct 28, 2013 12:05 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis

thank you Fernando, but it seems there is much more to do.

Oct 29, 2013 01:04 AM