I owned a couple of franchise locations in Seattle and Phoenix: a quick lube and a couple of take ‘n’ bake pizza stores. I learned a ton from that.
I grew up outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to college in Eau Claire. People from the Midwest are some of the nicest people around.
I always thought I wanted to do something in biology because I love animals. But when I got to biology class and started dissecting the mouthparts of a grasshopper, I started rethinking my future.
Playing music is my therapy. I love to sing, and I am adequate enough on the guitar to accompany myself. I’ve even written a few songs.
Probably Paul McCartney. I’d love to spend time with him and pick his brain on songwriting.
Oh gosh, there are so many. I’ll give you one: Carefree Spirits Tasting Room in Cave Creek. Great owners and staff, awesome bourbon and vodka they make themselves; smoked Old Fashioned drinks are my favorite; live music on Thursdays, cigar night on Wednesdays.
I just get a great deal of satisfaction out of helping people successfully navigate the largest financial transaction of their lives.
In addition to believing that I can outwork just about anybody, I also pride myself in the narrative-based property videos I create. They tell a story and grab people emotionally, which is a powerful way to sell a home.
Being wide awake at 2:30 some mornings because I’m thinking about finding a home for someone.
Be physically visible. We live in an overcommunicated society where we have to shut out most of the noise coming at us: emails, texts, social media, radio, TV, print, direct mail. To break through the clutter that most of us block out, get face to face with people like the good old days.
I don’t watch TV unless there’s a good sporting event on. I listen to a lot of music; right now I’m on a bit of a Radney Foster kick. He’s a great songwriter. Keith Urban made one of his songs popular: Rainin’ on Sunday.
Either the lobster sliders or the bang bang shrimp at The Creek Patio Grill. No wait. It’s the carnitas chile rellano at Hacienda’s in North Scottsdale. Oh shoot, I forgot about the steak at Keeler’s, and the fat bacon appetizer at Mastro’s, and…
There’s a home in Desert Mountain that looks like it has wings.
Some “buyers” showed up to view one of my listings, and they never got out of the car. Their agent apologized and explained that they were very picky people.
I sing the National Anthem at major sporting events.
It used to be Scottsdale until I moved here. Now it’s probably Kapalua Bay on Maui. The first time I stuck my mask and snorkel in the water there, it was instantly the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
Milwaukee. It’s where I grew up.
Don’t stop believing; hold onto that feeling.
Supra eKey. It means I’m showing homes.
Chris Voss, Rick Berube, Alan Dalton, Radney Foster, myself.