HOME GEEKERY FOR YOUR HOME:
Home. It’s what I love. It’s more than a word. It’s an icon. The subject of a thousand idioms, and a million songs and stories. It’s a place, a building, an emotion, a town, a state and country. It's a private universe that begins at the very center of your heart, spiraling ever outward through layer upon layer of personal attachments and sentiments.
We each spend a dozen or more years trying to escape from it and the rest of our lives plotting our courses back. If I were asked to describe life's quest with a single word, it would be “HOME.”
When dealing with your home, whether you are buying, or selling (or both) we are talking about much more than a house. It’s your family, your friends and your career. It houses your hopes, your loves, passions, preference, and much more. It expands beyond the walls of the bedrooms and the kitchen, out into the neighborhood, and the streets, and wormholes it’s way into your soul to a connection point with your future self. Your hopes. Your plans. Your dreams.
AND THE GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE TURF:
So when you consider buying or selling the single most highly personalized possession of your whole life, in which you wrap up your family, store your stuff, build your memories, and nurture your future… who can you trust to help you?
The guy with the flashy smile and fast pitch?
The marketing machine that churns through leads faster than they can shake hands and under-deliver on promises?
Or the guy in the glasses and vest that pours over numbers, really knows the market and understands you? It is my heartfelt belief that you will want someone who understands the real story, hidden behind all the bricks and mortar, warming itself beside the fireplace, just beyond the front door, and waiting for the right someone to fill it with their world. Because nothing is more important than finding our way home.
MY VALUES: Relationship Before Revenue, Culture Before Coin.
Relationships are the first, the last, and the only priority in what we do. When it is first, everything else falls into the natural order of your priorities for your family and finances.
MY MISSION: 5 Star Service on Your Scale
To provide the absolute best market knowledge and understanding, finance and product insights, to help YOU make the BEST decisions for you and your family. No matter what, where, or when you decide to buy or sell, or even IF you decide to buy or sell. At the beginning of every transaction I will notify you of my intent to earn your five star rating and what that means to you. And at the end of every transaction I will ask for that rating and for your honest and thoughtful criticism should I fail to earn a full 5 stars.
I am a father of two children. An owner of one dog. A lover of one woman. An enthusiast of two sports and spectator of more. A writer of words and poems and stories and maybe (one day) of books. I am a practicing artisan. A proficient marketer. A developing pedagogue of blog. I am a purveyor of many households, but the chief administrator of only one. According to GEEK CODE I am a GP, GH, and a GO. (I am pushing to have GRE added to the "types list"). There is at least one thing THE GEEK is NOT. I am NOT a salesman.
I am a Realtor by designation, licensed since 2003. I am a licensed broker since 2005. Ironically, I really don’t care for most realtors. As people, many of them are great. But, Realtors generally see themselves as salespeople. I dislike SALESPEOPLE. Being a very philosophical sort of Real Estate Professional, the so-called "art of selling" chafes against every fiber of my being.
A true salesman has no relationships. She or he has targets. Leads. Opportunities. Prospects. A salesman's first goal is the sale. And customer satisfaction is only important as a means of meeting their own sales goals. As a Realtor it is my job to understand and prioritize all your financial and family goals along with your aesthetic wants and emotional desires in order to achieve YOUR goals... buying or selling the right house, to the right people, at the right time, and at the best agreeable price.