Bricks make a house and love makes a home!
"A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in It."
This quote by the late journalist H.L Mencken sums up perfectly why I chose to become a residential realtor. I immerse myself in a process that not only allows my clients to find lodging and protection in their HOUSE, but build families, make memories, plan futures and experience life, in their HOME. A home that will absorb generations of love and celebrations, as well as weather the storms of life, both real and emotional. I feel privileged to be part of this incredible journey!
I understand that there are many realtors to choose from when beginning the process of selling or buying a home. What makes me distinctive is that I consider my clients true ‘partners in the process’, and spend as much time listening, researching, educating, hand holding, advocating and caring, as I do showing houses, which is actually the easy part!
I take great pride in the fact that many of my clients have become my personal friends and almost 100 percent of them have referred me to their friends. That's when you know you are doing it right!
My passion has always been working with people, but like many college students, I followed my father's advice to enter the exploding computer industry in 1979. He was good friends with Ross Perot, who gave me a personal tour through EDS and I was convinced that the future was in programming.
After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems at University of Texas at Dallas, I went to work for Texas Instruments. After 9 years of sitting in a cube working with gigabytes and Cobol cards, I knew I was ready for a change in professions.
A friend of mine in the mortgage business encouraged me to become a loan officer and I quickly got my brokerage license and thus began my career in the real estate industry. But I was still missing my mark waiting behind a desk for conditions to clear and staying up nights worrying about fluctuations in the bond market. I wanted to be a direct part of the rewarding process of helping people live their dream of home ownership.
I went to work for Keller Williams for two years, long enough to get my broker’s license and start my own company, CityScape Realty.