What it Means to be a REALTOR
I have been in the housing industry since I was too young to even realize it! As a kid, my favorite pastime was building homes - I started off with Lincoln Log cabins and soon worked my way up to towering tree forts. In high school, my favorite class was architecture, and as I came of age the summer jobs I picked up were always in construction and lumber yards.
Is it any wonder I would one day become a Realtor?
Since 1995, I have been a licensed Realtor in the business of helping clients buy and sell homes. Of course, this career path has always been about more than just simple transactions - being a Realtor means helping people build their families, build their equity, build their community and build their lives.
My philosophy for selling real estate? Do not sell at all. A home will always sell itself - as a Realtor, my job is to provide clients with straightforward, accurate and relevant professional advice to help them find that one perfect home that meets their needs while also helping them negotiate the deal and navigate the transaction from contract to close.
Having the opportunity to to help people achieve one of the greatest American dreams - homeownership - is such an awesome blessing.
Want to be a Realtor
I am a firm believer that anyone can become anything they desire if they work hard enough and have a true passion for the work at hand. The only thing I find more satisfying than helping my clients find the perfect home is helping a new Real Estate agent achieve success as they implement our team-based approach to real estate.
I have been teaching real estate since 2000 and managing new and experienced agents since 2002.
The rules of the real estate world are changing all around us - sometimes by the day - and I knew that in order to continue to provide an exceptionally high level of customer service to my clients, I needed to come up with an entirely new way of doing business.
In 2011 we designed a team approach style to selling Real Estate which is uniquely designed to be financially, physically & emotionally sustainable for our Real Estate Agents. We took all of the tasks we struggled with as individual agents (i.e. administrative processes, database maintenance, file-keeping, etc.) and created a highly organized system that both offsets agent's weakness by parlaying those particular tasks out to a team of motivated admin staff while also improving the skill level at which those tasks are performed.
This result? Personal and financial success for agents and a phenomenal customer service experience for our clients.
If you have ever considered real estate as a profession or have questions about the way our team does business then I suggest you contact me and we can discuss the next steps to turning your great career into a phenomenally successful one!
Designations & Volunteer Service
GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
Professional Standards Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Education Task Force - Vice Chair
Garfield Park Neighborhood Association - Past President
Little League & Soccer Coach
Softball Team Boosters
Where did you go college?
GRCC & WMU
What is your favorite hangout place(s) in greater Grand Rapids?
With my wife, the outdoor patio at JW Marriot, and with kids on any baseball field
Where I live
East Grand Rapids
Where did you grow up?
What is one interesting fact about you?
I am a closet science fiction junkie, books or movies.
What is your favorite TV show?
Any Stargate series or spin-offs
Do you know any foreign languages? If so, please share!
Spanglish- my wife speaks fluent Spanish and my in-laws speak very little English
What is your favorite movie?
If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?
Eagle, to soar wherever I want to go