This story begins with my paternal grandparents, who created our family legacy built upon strong values and perseverance. When they were children, they used to walk to school through the Texas heat in search of a better future. But from those humble beginnings, they built a life to be proud of.
My grandpa worked for General Motors as a mechanic, later becoming head manager and master technician. He was also a talented jazz musician, playing with the likes of Freddy Fender and The Innkeeper Band. My grandmother might have had the more difficult job wrangling their four children, including my dad. Through their determination and hard work, my grandparents looked to provide a better life for their family and truly achieve the American dream. Their goal was to create a better standard of living for their family than what they had: to improve their education, their lives, and their future. And with everything they did, they had their children in mind.
As an auto mechanic like his own father, my dad was every bit the hard worker that his parents were. While maintaining his day job, he put himself through night school in order to become a dental lab technician. It wasn’t just about making his own life better, but about giving to his family. He wanted to purchase a home, to earn a stable income, and to make life more comfortable for us, just like his parents had. My dad was dedicated and determined, and as I grew up, he instilled those values in me as well.
Even as a kid, I was an entrepreneur—lemonade stands, selling baseball cards, you name it. As I got older, I started washing cars, babysitting for the neighbors; and at 16, I got my first real job at Round Table Pizza, riding my bike several miles each way after school so that I could earn enough to buy my first car.
Getting that car was my goal for the longest time. It gave me a taste of freedom, and I wanted more—but I didn't really know what that would entail. For years, I poured my time and energy into my job simply because that's what I knew how to do. Whether I was supervising at Costco or spending six months on a salmon boat in Alaska, I was no stranger to hard work.
But one thing I recognized was that I didn't have enough room to grow professionally. I wanted more out of my day to day work, and I wasn't seeing that with an hourly job. It dawned on me that I needed to build my own path instead of just clocking in for another day. Finally, I made a change by taking a position in car sales. For the first time, my job was based directly on my effort—I could achieve more, and was responsible for more.
I was enjoying the freedom I had sought, and was more motivated than ever. But over the next few years, it became clear to me that I was performing hard sells more often than heartfelt sells: it felt like I was up against the very people I was supposed to help. I wanted a role where I could work to benefit my clients at the same time as myself. I wanted to build a business, and a life, based on my own values.
I found my answer in real estate, starting in mortgage lending and later moving into home sales. I got to exercise my entrepreneurial spirit as well as serve those around me. That path has allowed me not just to fulfill that legacy with my own family, but also to build upon it. Today, I'm focused on being a better husband to my wife Robyn, a better father to our three children, and a better neighbor to everyone in my community.
I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience towards helping you with your real estate endeavors, but I don't expect your business simply because of our relationship – I only ask that you take the time to interview me to see if I might be the best agent for you.
Buying or selling real estate is an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent can have significant impact on your results.
It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I work hard as a professional to be able to provide the highest level of service, so that I might be a good choice for you. I want you to know that if you do not choose me, I will never be upset. But if you do, I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.
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