I am a hardworking and enthusiastic guy originally from New York. My father is a contractor and I worked alongside him for much of my youth, learning the trade of building homes. This early experience has proved invaluable in my work as a Real Estate Agent, giving me a thorough understanding of what is entailed when remodeling, repairing, estimating, building, and maintaining a home. As a young man I was drawn to the beautiful Pacific Northwest by the exciting and challenging work of commercial fishing. While working as a fisherman I began to invest my earnings in fixer-upper homes and apartment buildings and found myself intrigued by the possibilities of a livelihood involving Real Estate. After 12 years of Commercial Fishing and 4 Years as a Captain, I decided to make my move into Real Estate. Although commercial fishing was a very different career path I have found that it prepared me well for my career as a Real Estate Broker. Both lines of work require a lot of hard work, honesty, communication, and creative thinking. On top of these skills I work consistently at staying on top of emerging industry trends and marketing tools. I believe that to be successful these days it is critical to have a solid grasp of the technologies that today''''s buyers and sellers are using. I am also extremely diligent in my market research, staying up to the minute on the latest in pricing and availability in our area.
As an experienced Realtor and investor I love my work and in today''''s market the demand for the very best representation is essential. My number one priority is to represent your best interest. Period! I listen to your needs and desires with an open mind and then come up with a game plan. I am very thorough in my research, due diligence, solid negotiations, attention to contract detail and professional communications. I feel it is vital to keep you informed along the way whether you live here on the island already or clear across the country. I have sound morals, believe everyone deserves respect, and I take great pride in all of my work. I live and work on Bainbridge Island where I share a home and life with my wonderful wife, our two darling daughters, one feisty Cairn Terrier, and a sassy, fluffy old kitty cat!
Real Estate Achievements:
- WA State Top Producer, Executive Club 2008-2013
- Voted Best Realtor by Bainbridge Review Polls 2013
- #1 to Sales Realtor on Bainbridge Island 2013
- Selected as one of the Top 20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Kitsap County 2014
· ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative
· CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
· Over 200 successfully Closed transactions with reviews you are welcome to read.
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