I work for the #1 Office in Blair County (Coldwell Banker Town and Country). With our local Association(known as Allegheny Highland spanning into areas of Bedford, Cambria, and even some Huntingdon county) we have approximately 300 agents at any given time. I am proud to be in the top 3% for Sales production for the last 4 yrs running in the association.
I became one of Coldwell Banker Town and Country's Top Agents since 2011. . With over 30yrs experience in sales, and also training sales, gave me a jump start in this industry. Other helpful advantages are due to my investment properties I acquired throughout the years. 13 rental units and a half a dozen properties that I flipped.
After years of working on my own properties and helping my sellers get their home ready for sale. I acquired my contractors license. I have some great reliable resources for just about every aspect of the remodeling industry, and I have a very reliable small crew of guys i keep busy. Knowing how expensive it can be to get your home ready for sale is probably the reason most people don't. Knowing some good tricks of the trade and great ideas... gives me a great way to help my sellers get what needs done at a fairly low cost. A helpful advantage to my buyers is sometimes getting the last minute bank required repairs done quickly.
I truly believe that everyone who does this type of business should always be on top of their game gaining as much knowledge as possible. Continuing your Real Estate Education, and taking a "hands on approach" to every detail can help you gain that knowledge you need in this business. Whether its assisting and coordinating the finance, working with the inspectors, coodinating bids, commicating and helping the closing office, it will keep your home sale in check to prevent them from falling apart. Your home is your biggest asset, it should be in hands of confidence! Selling over 50 sales a year, I have seen so many snags. However, an experienced and knowledgable agent can overcome and keep a home sale together clear to closing instead of it falling apart disappointing everyone.
My other great passion are my kids. With one grown and on her own, it leaves me wanting to be there and spending time being a good father so they can turn out just as good as their big sister.
They are 14 and 15 and give me great inspiration. When I not with a client, I try to be with them. It seems the one thing we all have in common is we all love competitive sports. Family time is so important and it nice to see many other families just starting out with excitement on the way to their next new home!