Served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman with combat time in Afghanistan. However, after that I taught counter terrorism and explosive hazards for the Department of Defense and traveled across the nation and back to Afghanistan to help train Marines how to navigate explosives in combat.
Beautiful sunny San Diego, California.
I wanted to be a fireman until the end of high school when I decided I wanted to join the Marine Corps. I actually had a spot to go to the fire academy and went to Marine Corps boot camp instead.
Being a father of an almost 5-year-old boy (Jace), there isn’t much time for relaxation when I’m not working. Toddlers sometimes add to the stress, but spending time with him is the most therapeutic and rewarding thing I can imagine. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else besides watching him grow up and explore the world.
That’s a tough question, I feel like present day living person it would be Elon Musk. He has an incredible mind, and I would love to see how he manages to do what he does in a day.
I think there’s a much broader answer to that question than just one place or thing. Phoenix has so much to do, from hiking trails, horseback riding, farmers markets, parks and lakes, craft and antique stores, museums, art, our professional and collegiate sports teams, NASCAR, and all the big names in entertainment that frequent our valley. The list could go on and on, there is always something to do here, all year round!
My love for the the industry comes from what gives me the most reward and that is helping people realize their dreams, starting a new chapter in their life or closing the last one and move to the next.
Real estate isn’t a transactional business to me, it’s a people business and homes are just a byproduct of that. We build relationships and friendships that last for years. For most people, buying a home is a cumulation of their lifetime of hard work, sacrifice and making good decisions. Everyone buying a home has worked and saved to get to that point, possibly missing out on time with family and friends. Focusing on that goal we often refer to as The American Dream, home ownership. No matter the price point or the style of home, they’ve earned this, and I’m going to help them make that dream come true. Someone selling their home is no different; I understand what it’s taken to get to that point, and I don’t take the trust someone has in me to sell their home for granted. It’s often their largest and most important asset, that again, they’ve worked and sacrificed to own.
The most difficult aspect of this business for me is something that I have decided is the way I want to run my business and that’s my availability. No matter the time of day or night, I make myself available to my clients, other agents or anyone else for that matter. It’s truly a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week profession to me which is taxing at times but I feel has given me a much better rapport with my clients and other professionals within the industry who are working diligently to get these deals done.
Get out there and get in the mix. There is no better way to generate new business than expanding your network, your connections. and your sphere. It’s a numbers game. Unlike a traditional business with a storefront, you are your business! Nobody is going to see your business if you’re sitting in the house scrolling social media. Pick up the phone and call people you haven’t talked to in awhile, ask then for coffee, chop it up, swing by and talk to past clients and their neighbors, get involved with your community and attend local functions. Meet people doing things you enjoy doing. Coordinate events for things you’re passionate about and get people together.
Been listening to a lot of Jordan Peterson lately. Also, whatever new crime thriller is on Netflix at the moment to shut the work brain off for a little bit before I fall asleep.
Coming from San Diego I’m always on the hunt for good authentic Mexican food. It’s probably a tie between the street tacos at La Fiesta Mexican Bakery in Buckeye or Birria tacos at Birrieria Las Marias on 83rd in the West Valley.
My favorite building is actually a home that our very own Jason Mitchell sold in 2020. Frank Lloyd Wright built it for his son and daughter-in-law in 1952. The Circular Sun House.
Being followed by a seller of one home who waited outside the home for my clients and I to finish up our tour. They followed us about 9 miles to the next showing.
As social and comfortable as I am talking to anyone and everyone, large audiences and people from all walks of life, I’m actually an introvert and would rather be at home with my son than anywhere else. Being social is exhausting!
Avalon/Catalina Island off the coast of California and Long Beach. There’s just something about the energy there that can wash away all the troubles of the world.
Has to be the hometown of San Diego.
Double down on what you’re good at and keep pushing.
Has to be the Supra app because if I’m using it that means I’m working.
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