A Midwesterner at heart, I was born and raised in Quincy, IL, but have lived in The South for the last 15+ years. (Though coastal locations that offer no basements still make me clutch my pearls during tornado season.) My family has moved no less than 12 times in the last 17 years, so I have a unique perspective on relocation and personal experience to balance my professional knowledge.
My experiences as a small business owner, prior to the transition into the real estate industry, have enhanced my abilities in the black-and-white side of contracts and negotiation, as well as the ever-changing needs of customer service. I am known for my direct approach and honest feedback, as much as my willingness to provide help and support. These skills are applied when working with clients, as well as in consulting with and speaking to agents across the country.
Jeff and I -both loyal Bears fans- are raising two amazing children and living our American Dream. I played the role of “Extra” in my high school’s production of South Pacific, despite belting out more of “Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” than anyone else in the audition. I am certified to read blueprints and my biggest life lessons are mostly things I have learned the hard way, like: “Never buy a horse named ‘Buck’.”
Also a Midwesterner at heart, I was born and raised in Illinois, but have lived in numerous places throughout my military career. I don’t have any pearls to clutch onto in case of a tornado but I do love inclement weather. I have lived in 7 states -and internationally- and moved more times in 27 years than I have fingers and toes. I understand the challenges and excitement associated with moving and have first-hand experience with the stresses involved.
I expect the best from the people I work with, while recognizing that everyone has different needs, strengths and weaknesses. I spent many years as a mentor, a confidante and the guy who got things done. I will continue to be that person for you.
After travelling the world, I still find myself rooting for ‘da Bears. Laura is a fan and we’ll say the kids (maybe by force) are Bears “fans” as well. Of course, there’s no football like Vols football! I appeared in Season 3, Episode 9 of the TV series, JAG and I haven’t played Scrabble with my wife in over 15 years, since she doesn’t take kindly to losing.
I am excited to be part of your moving experience and look forward to meeting you.