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About Me

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Born and raised in a small town in South Carolina, my parents raised me on proper etiquette with high moral standards and the determination to set goals for myself and strive to achieve them. Growing up, I was just like any other young boy, eager to play sports and superhero saving the day with big dreams of one day becoming a professional basketball player although height would later play a disadvantage in that dream.

I was blessed enough to be raised by two loving parents who came from good Christian homes and raised my sister and myself in a God centered home. Growing up I was active in the church and later became president of my Sunday School class and participated in such missions as Salkehatchie which is a Methodist version of Habitate for Humanity where for a week, teens would help rebuild homes for the less fortunate families of communities all around South Carolina.

Through Scouting I have learned many things that developed me into the man I am today. As the first certified life guard in my troop, I ensured the safety of over 40 scouts during the summer as we earned merit badges such as lifesaving, swimming, first aid and more. This grew into taking canoeing trips and backpacking 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail and continuing to lead me to another goal of my life. Obtaining Eagle Scout! Only 2% of all scouts achieve this honor.

Life Guarding has been a passion of mine for years. The rush of a rescue and the reward of making an impact on someones life is indescribable. I have guarded for 6 years and two of those years was another goal of my life I reached...Professional Ocean Lifeguard. The best two summers of my life hands down!! So many stories, both good and bad but certainly a wonderful life experience.

I have now graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business Admin. So that means time to grow up! The career I've chosen isn't the easiest to get started in, especially with the economy we are in right now but I love being a Realtor!

I decided to get into Real Estate because I grew up in the brick business and new home construction and have an independent motivated attitude that sitting in an office working for someone else just wouldn't do. I enjoy challenging myself and seeing my hard work directly reflected with the success of my clients. As I said before, I was raised in a small South Carolina town. In this town I learned many values of business and self character. I have made this a part of my daily motto and philosophy. Philosophy: "Daily run my business as if I were the customer. To operate truthfully, honestly and fairly in all aspects of business and life. To earn your business through hard work and dedication."
Motto: "To always be honest and trustworthy in all I do."

If you want to know more about me! Contact me!!!

Jese Gonzalez
The Real Estate Power Houses - El Paso, TX
The Real Estate Matchmaker

I would like to personally welcome you to the ActiveRain community!  This community has a wonderful atmosphere and you will find lots of helpful friendly people and useful information.  I just recently joine myself and I'm already loving this place! I often find something new and interesting when I read the new blogs.   

Active Rain is an excellent networking forum with a variety of interesting characters.  Expect to learn a lot and be entertained if you have an open mind.  The opportunities to learn, earn and network are absolutely incredible here on Activerain.   

 Welcome to the RAIN I look forward to reading your blogs

Jul 14, 2008 07:52 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey John - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Jul 14, 2008 11:09 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello John,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Jul 14, 2008 01:07 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

WElcome to active rain from a fellow SC KW'er! THis is a great site for learning, as well as sharing.  I look forward to reading some of your future posts!  Just watch out - it's addictive!

Jul 14, 2008 04:22 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi John  -    Welcome to ActiveRain.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Dec 07, 2008 04:01 PM