From the beginning, real estate and I have fit together like a dovetail joint. I started working in construction for my dad at age 15 in Bellingham. The hard work taught me tenacity and grit. Moving to Chicago in 1990 to complete my bachelor's degree, I continued to work in construction to put myself through college.
After graduating I went to work for an investment brokerage holding series 6, 63 and 26 securities/principle licenses, as well as an insurance license. My first transaction experience was working with estate planning and other securities professionals. Helping clients consider investment assets as well as handle sensitive client information were two valuable skills that I use to this day.
As it turned out, housing was like a magnet for me. So 5 years later, I rejoined the construction industry, and started my own remodeling company in 2002. Our niche was middle to high-end remodeling and stellar client care. Concurrently, I began buying and selling real estate gaining valuable investment, transaction, and landlord experience.
11 years later I had a nice portfolio of renovations, strong customer-oriented systems, a network of satisfied clients and nine rental units. I then decided to use my wisdom and experience to help other folks find the success that I had. I joined Pillar Northwest Real Estate, an Eastside boutique brokerage. This move turned out to be a strategic training ground where I quickly found strong traction serving our local Eastside and Seattle marketplace.
As the market began to change, I knew that branding and market share would become important for my clients. I joined Windermere Real Estate where they enjoy Amazon level brand recognition and 2-3 times the market share of the closest competitors for the Greater Eastside and Seattle areas.
Today these work experiences, combined with my desire to serve clients as a trusted friend and professional consultant, has made me a top choice for many Eastsiders & Seattleites. I am enthusiastic to earn the opportunity of putting my experience to work for you.
The decision to buy or sell one of your largest financial assets is almost always emotional. Emotion can be friend or foe. There is a process that, when done systematically, will help you to become clear and confident. I invite you to ask me about that process. Let's go achieve your ambitions together!