The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Member Spotlight feature allows members of the community to get to know each other before working with each other in a transaction. Each member answers a series of questions to reveal more about themselves as people. It is FAAR’s hope that learning about an individual may spark connections that blossom via email, phone conversations or in-person meetings at events and classes.
REALTOR® with Century 21 Redwood Realty
Number of Years in the Industry
Why do you love working in real estate?
It’s so rewarding watching how happy my clients are when I hand them the keys to their dream home. They don’t even think about the money they just spent…only the journey that finally took them to settlement. It doesn’t get any better than that. Life is Good!
Favorite Work Story
While backing out of a driveway of a house I just previewed for a client, I inadvertently backed into a ditch. I was in a hurry and wasn’t paying attention. I was stuck! A young Marine driving down the street stopped to help me. He and his wife were driving around looking at houses and didn’t have a REALTOR. While waiting for the tow truck, I got to know them very well and they asked me if I could help them find a house. They closed on their first home six weeks later and since then have given me three referrals!
What are you most proud of in your career?
Real Estate has helped me to be ever mindful of needs of others. I love when I can make a difference in someone’s life. Real Estate has taught me to pay it forward. Giving back to those that are less fortunate brings a smile to my face. That is why I volunteer.
Do you have a special cause or volunteer your time?
I serve as Governor on FAAR’s Foundation. I’m also the Chairman of Par for FAAR. This is our largest charity event and it’s important to me that it’s successful. The money we make from the tournament, we are able to give back to the community with Grants.
If you dream it, you can live it!