I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer from Brooklyn, NY that served our nation for 25 years. After retiring from service, my wife and I decided Killeen, TX was where we wanted to settle.
While I was transitioning from service, I was way behind the power curve, because I still had not picked my new career path. As luck would have it, my wife and I wanted to buy another home. At the time, I didn’t think any Real Estate Agent was worth 6% of my hard earned money, so I entered the market as a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). I could write a book covering all of the mistakes I made (boy was I naïve). Cutting to the chase – there I was, sign in the yard and one ad in the local paper (marketing at its best!) That’s when my wife, with her infinite wisdom, approached me then asked “What do we do if somebody wants to buy?” Well I’m sure at least 50% of you can guess, my testosterone prevented me from admitting my ignorance. So, that morning, I secretly searched and found a local real estate school.
It was during that real estate course that I found my passion for real estate. Couple that with my fondness for people and you’ll find that I put my heart into every transaction.
My niche’, is credit challenged families. During the first few months of my career, I worked with 8 families that were willing and ready to buy; but their poor credit didn’t allow them to do so. My heart really felt for them and I was frustrated because, at the time, the only advice I gave was ‘You need to fix your credit, and then get back to me in about a year; that, I now know was a disservice to those families. I vowed that I would never leave a family stranded again. Now I’m able to counsel my clients on their credit health, leading to families being able to take part of the American dream.
Finally, INVESTORS!!! I speak your language. If you’re looking for someone that’s capable of evaluating property as an investor I’m your guy!
Education and Certifications:
MBA – Logistics, Touro University, Cypress CA.
BS – Business, Excelsior College, Albany NY.
Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE)
Accredited Consultant in Real Estate (ACRE®)
Sell With Soul-er (SWS)* – It is not a NAR certification, but it should be.