Can you give me a little bit about you and your background? What prompted you to get into the real estate industry?
I’m originally from Arizona, and I went to school in Northern Arizona for accounting. I got my MBA, got my CPA license, and worked as a CPA for two years before I decided to go into real estate. The reason I got into it was that I saw the power of real estate. I saw that I could help families build generational wealth, secure a good financial future, and develop a financial plan for themselves. That real estate investing side really appealed to me.
What drives you to be the best at what you do in real estate?
It’s all to help people. I did accounting before, and it didn’t really fulfill me. I have a desire to help people – and as I said earlier, I want to help them build generational wealth. I can do that with real estate. There’s also the personal reason: to work hard for my own family and make sure I take care of them. Those have to be the main reasons.
It means that I’m the go-to source of information. I’m able to help with any questions and provide guidance through one of the more complicated processes anyone will go through in their lives. It’s also one of the most expensive, as well; I enjoy the ability to direct people down to the finish line and really be the guiding force through the whole process.
In today’s market, why is it important for a buyer or a home seller to use a realtor to buy or sell a home?
Well, as I said, this is going to be one of the most complex and expensive transactions a person will go through in their lives. You don’t want to go at it alone and potentially trip over yourself. It could cost you thousands – potentially tens of thousands – of dollars that you could have saved by working with a professional that knows the markets, the process, and how to get good deals and talk with the right vendors. It’s about being the surveyor of information and having all the stuff right there to help as a day-to-day asset, rather than just going out there on your own.
What do you want prospective clients to know about you?
That I care. I want clients to know that they’re more than just a paycheck. I’m not going to get close to a person and then move on and never talk to them again. For me, it’s about building those long-term relationships, grow networks, and make friends with clients – and maybe even bring them to a holiday party or two.
Honestly, the most memorable one was my own! It was unique, going through that whole process with my girlfriend and being both the buyer and the agent. That was an interesting experience – dealing with both of those emotions.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Colorado?
Oh, it’s the outdoors. That’s the main reason why I think a lot of people move here. You’ve got the mountains. You get all four seasons. There are tons of outdoor activities – camping, biking, backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, cross-country – Colorado’s got all of that to offer.
What’s one fun thing about you?
I think it would have to be that I’m always up to do new things. I have friends that come up to me and say, “Hey, do you want to try this?” I’m always up for trying something and seeing what happens.