- I am a life-long resident of Michigan, living in Grand Rapids with my high school sweetheart, Mary Jo. Together we raised a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Mary. Kyle is happily married to his wife, Nicole, and they have four great kids. I had the pleasure of helping them find their current home. Mary is single, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. I enjoy helping people. As a school bus driver, for Northview Public Schools, I helped shape the lives of elementary, middle, and high school students. After eight years as a bus driver I moved on to work as a home inspector, proudly owning my own company while serving West Michigan. After working 13 years as a home inspector I made the decision to go over to the other side and become a Realtor. As a home inspector I enjoyed working with home buyers, especially the first timers. I knew what it was like to own my first home and now, as a Realtor, helping them get a piece of the American dream is both satisfying and rewarding. Real estate is more than location. It also involves communication. The #1 reason that buy/sell transactions fall apart is due to the lack of communication between the Realtor and their client, according to the National Association of Realtors. I say this because communication was critical for my continued success as a home inspector. It was imperative that I communicated with my client, and their Realtor, regarding the availability of the home inspection report, and answer questions in a timely fashion, so that the buy/sell transaction could proceed quickly. Believe me, I wouldn't have lasted 13 years as a home inspector without recognizing the importance of communication. As your Realtor, I will tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. You deserve the truth so you can make INFORMED decisions. I treated every home inspection as if it were for my own son or daughter. This philosophy led to many referral inspections from my client's family and friends. Referrals are why I became a Realtor, because it's not all about commissions. I want to earn your trust and will treat you like you were my own son or daughter buying or selling a home. After the transaction is complete I will be a resource for you to answer questions and point you to the right people to help with any repairs. I will be your Realtor advocate, using my knowledge, skills, tools and resources to find that dream home, and to sell your home for what you deserve. Remember, when the time is right for you, I am here for you. Thank you!
My Credentials and Memberships
- National Association of Realtors; Michigan Realtors Association; Greater Regional Association of Realtors (GRAR); GRAR Educational & Professionalism Task Force; former owner/operator of InspecteX Property Inspection Service
My Community Involvement
- Board member of the Northeast Business Association of Grand Rapids