Working in real estate for almost two decades, I’ve helped many families start new chapters in life. When I realized I needed to start my own new chapter, God provided the perfect opportunity to continue in a career I love while finding more balance. I’m thankful for a new partnership with a like-minded teammate.
By the time our plane landed and we headed for our new home, I had a plan. When my family moved back to the U.S. after three years in Japan, I decided to begin a new career in real estate.
In 2004, I became a licensed REALTOR®. After dreaming about a career as a photographer, I found that real estate allowed for me to pursue that passion and so much more.
It was hard to build my business from scratch, and my wife, Sharon, was not entirely convinced. Right when I started experiencing success, the recession hit. Although it was hard, I adapted, stayed ahead of the game, and continued to work relentlessly to help my clients navigate difficult times.
I built my name in the industry with the tagline, “Thoughtful and Innovative,” which set a high bar early on. It pushed me to consider the best strategies for my clients’ success while also keeping their wellbeing as my top priority. Through those difficult years, I laid out the market statistics and came up with plans to set realistic expectations for my clients. Keeping grounded in reality, we moved forward together to come out the other side without losing everything like so many others.
I love helping others find or sell their homes to begin their next chapters, and in 2017 a new chapter of my own began. I have been married to Sharon since 1988, and in 2017 I realized it was time for a conscious shift. I have always been a workaholic, choosing careers that required every ounce of strength from me. However, over the last decade, I had come to understand the need for balance.
As I considered my new chapter, Christa stepped into my life. We met years earlier and crossed paths here and there. The more we talked, the more we realized what we had in common. Though I am committed to real estate, I knew that I needed a partner for my new chapter.
Christa and I became business partners in 2021 after working together for a few years. I know God has played a huge part in my life, putting me in the right place at the right time. When I anchored myself in my faith, it led me to Sharon, our daughter together, and my career in real estate.
As Christa and I got to know each other, she told me about her previous career as a pastor. She and her husband pastored a church together for 18 years while growing their family of six. As the years went by, she needed more flexibility to be with her oldest two daughters, who were diagnosed with autism. She has worked hard to empower her daughters and family through her faith and her career.
In life, sometimes we meet people who simply fit with who we are and where we are in life. When Christa asked me to partner with her, it was an answer to my prayers. I think we make a great real estate team because of our talents, ethics, and mutual faith.
I believe we can find purpose in everything that life throws at us, even if sometimes we do not entirely understand it in that moment. Real estate has enabled me to help others through difficult times, to be there when my family needs me, and establish amazing partnerships.
Christa and I care deeply about our clients and work together to provide the best service possible. Helping our clients move forward emotionally, financially and logistically to their next step in life is our driving force. Our favorite part of being REALTORS® is building relationships with all the wonderful people we meet.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, you are trying to move forward. We all have places we want to be in life, and our goal is to help you reach yours. With our deep roots in the community, we set the tone for successful transactions. We pride ourselves on developing relationships with not only our clients, but everyone else involved in a transaction as well. By understanding everyone’s goals, we can give you an edge in negotiations. With our team, you have constant support every step of the way. Due to our decades of experience, we are expert problem solvers. We will set expectations from the start, but when unexpected complications come up, they will not slow us down. In fact, we enjoy helping our clients find creative solutions. With our innovative marketing, we help our sellers stay ahead of the game and get the best offers possible. We have extensive experience in residential, land and luxury real estate. Once the transaction is over, we will continue to be here supporting your success as your lifelong REALTORS®.