A highly skilled and motivated Real Estate professional with strengths in marketing, planning, management, and a successful, private business owner. I spent more than eleven years in city and county government as a city councilman, planning and zoning commissioner and on the county board of adjustments. As a city councilman, I served as a member of the land sales negotiating team, which provided the basis for my early interest in real estate. I believe strongly in acquiring the education necessary to do more than just represent clients. I believe it is necessary to assist buyers and sellers of real property in an ethical, honest, and knowledgeable manner so that buyers and sellers experience a seamless process while understanding the real estate transaction completely. I am a problem solver. I listen to the needs of both buyers and sellers. I ask hard questions, trying to understand what the real estate buyer or seller needs and/or wants. My years in the real estate business and my continuing quest for new and better methods have led me to be consistently creative and focused on my client's needs. I am a premier agent for Zillow.com. I am one of only 100Certified Risk Managers in the state of Arizona. I have owned and operated a property management company, handling more than 75properties.