I grew up in an immigrant home in Western New York. Dad and Mom were from two different countries so along with being an American I learned three cultures, three languages and three ways of doing things.
Later in life this kind of upbringing has served me well in that I don't get stuck in a linear mindset. I intuitively know there are at least three different ways of looking at everything! This fluidity enables me to achieve win-win negotiations, design creative problem solving strategies and have an intrinsic empathy towards people's perspectives.
Experience is the best teacher
We have construction and carpentry professionals on both sides of the family. Growing up I had a deep interest in the building trades. For many years I owned a landscape architecture company where we designed, installed and maintained residential yards. Later I would become a licensed contractor and thoroughly loved building.
We also rehabbed and flipped properties, along with purchasing rentals. This naturally led to becoming a licensed Realtor conducting business in California and Colorado.
Having over $100 million in sales and being a national award winner ranking in the top 6% of Realtors nationwide, has afforded me a depth of experience that I bring to bear in every transaction.
"Real Estate Essentials - a guidebook for brokers, buyers, agents and sellers" is available on Amazon.com. Reflecting on years of experience I decided to get some of my thoughts down on paper. This book covers a variety of topics and is for anyone interested in or involved with real estate.
If you are an agent or broker, you will find many practical insights to encourage your success. For buyers, sellers, or investors, you will enjoy helpful tips and information to help you accomplish your objectives.