I got my start in real estate working as a carpenter's apprentice doing finish trim carpentry on new construction residential homes. Developing an eye for precision work and fine finishing instilled in me the attention to details I exercise on a daily basis as I help buyers and sellers successfully complete real estate transactions. I work diligently to provide my buyers with every clue I can to allow them to make the all-important decision of home ownership.
I spent some time working in the mortgage industry, assisting loan officers with all kinds of loan programs, both purchases and refinances. Having intimate knowledge of current loan programs' requirements is key when qualifying buyers and directing them, when requested, to qualified and top-notch mortgage specialists. It's crucial today that buyers maintain the best credit rating they can and utilize all available programs they may qualify for, such as down payment assistance through local governments or the state. Things have changed since I first received my real estate salesperson's license in August 2004 and I continue to work hard to stay current with the changes year by year.
I've been in and around the world of real estate since birth. Legend has it that my first stop on the way home from the hospital was the real estate office; as the first child of the brokerage's lawyer, I was born to sell. My paternal line has had a continually licensed real estate broker for 4 generations, spanning 80 years. You'd think we'd learn our lesson, but a shared empathy for people's basic need for housing has kept us in this service-oriented industry. I participated in my first open house at the age of 10, co-hosting a condo open with my Grandpa. While I failed to make the sale, after wrapping up I was still awarded an ice cream cone for my efforts.
Real estate is the timeless tale of seller meets buyer. It's about how this chapter of your life prepares for the next chapter. It's about the story to tell after the closing, about the houses you looked at, the ones you didn't buy, but most importantly, it's about the one you got and how you got it. That's why whether you're buying, selling or simply exploring the possibilities of home ownership, you'll want to work with a professional who can provide the most reliable market information and expert advice so that your story is not only interesting and well calculated, but has a happy ending. Now more than ever, you need a qualified REALTOR® who is skilled at networking, pricing and negotiation.
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