Growing up as one of seven children, my introduction to Real Estate came at a very early age. Both of my parents were teachers, and to make ends meet they managed numerous residential properties. Many weekends and summers were spent landscaping, painting, and remodeling these properties so they were always ready for the next tenant.
Later on I learned the business side of property management as well as buying and selling properties for profit. By this time, I was in my later high school years and was becoming more and more interested in the automotive field. I had always been intrigued by anything mechanical, especially things that were loud and fast. I wanted to learn how to make cars go faster and look better than they did when built. This led to me pursuing my Associates Degree in Automotive Technology.
For the next fifteen years I worked as both an automotive technician and in the automotive aftermarket industry where I met my beautiful wife Margo, but it wasn’t long before the Real Estate itch returned. I firmly believe that we don’t choose our profession, but rather, it chooses us. We fully engaged ourselves in the Real Estate business – first as investors and ultimately as licensed Realtors. Initially our plans were to continue buying and selling properties, but when the market took a turn for the worse in 2007, we found a new calling in real estate.
The economy had tanked, people were losing their homes at an alarming rate, and many homeowners had nobody to turn to for help. The government programs hadn’t kicked in yet, many of the agents they bought homes from didn’t know how to help them, and a lot of agents just walked away from the industry altogether.
We knew this was the time when we needed to step in and help in any way possible. For the next several years, we saved hundreds of homeowners from foreclosure by assisting them with either a short sale or loan modification. We knew the work we were doing was very helpful to all our clients, but had no idea of the permanent friendships we were developing along the way! We cherish these friendships to this day and can honestly say our Real Estate family is just that…FAMILY!
As a result, we do our absolute best to make sure the time we spend with our clients is more than just buying or selling a house. We protect and advise them through the entire process, and we’re a trusted resource long after the transaction. We enjoy what we do very much and are so excited that Real Estate chose us!