Richmond, VA 23230
MY BACKGROUND and WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
I have been involved with real estate and investments in one form or another since the early 80’s. Back then, I was a loan officer and investment adviser for a local bank. In case you don’t remember, in the early 80’s the Prime Lending Rate fluctuated around 20%, the Dow Jones was under 800 and the average home price was just over $47,000. My how times have changed! Being in banking for almost 20 years gave me a wonderful understanding of our financial and economic world. Holding several Investment Series Licenses, I have a strong appreciation for your investment portfolio and the role that real estate plays in it. And because I spent years in lending and credit counseling, I can also help you navigate through the mortgage loan process along side my very knowledgeable mortgage partners.
During the 90's while operating a family-owned wholesale brokerage company, I began my own rental property portfolio and handled the General Contractor duties for my primary residence. I developed the architectural design and later several additions. As a Real Estate Investor myself, I have done a variety of property renovations, “fix and flips”, “buy and holds”, wholesales, and even some interior design and landscape design. Yes, I will swing a hammer, climb a ladder, crawl under a house and I’ve been told I get more paint on myself than on the walls…. but the point is, I will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
In 2004, it was time to take all the real estate knowledge I had accumulated and combine it with the decades of customer service, marketing, sales and negotiation experience I had acquired. I became a Licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
That’s how I got here, an independent business owner and entrepreneur working with one of the largest real estate companies in North America.
In 2015, I became very dismayed at the state of the country's treatment of our Military, Police and those that serve us. I wanted to make a difference and acknowledge and thank those first responders and the people that sacrifice and put their lives on the line for us everyday. After several small attempts on my own, I finally sought out and found an organization solely designed to show appreciation for these wonderful people. I aligned myself with Homes for Heroes and haven't looked back. It is my way to give back a little to those that are all too often unrecognized for their sacrifices and commitment to helping the community. It is my honor and privilege to participate in this program that helps our Heroes with no strings, no red tape, no qualifying.....just a thank you for being who they are. You can see more information on this website's RVA Heroes tab.
My business is operated almost exclusively by referral and I love helping my clients and then their families, friends and co-workers. I have a wonderful group of partners and we strive to make each aspect of your real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible. We work hard and enjoy what we do so you may rest assured we will do our best for you!