First, I love helping people, and love helping them with real estate.
I have a broad background. I have been a carpenter, teacher, flight instructor and I'm a tech blogger with a growing international audience. I do like my oldish car, and I'm not in this to make millions. I'm not the go-getter that tramples others on the way, but the "go-giver" who would feel like a failure if I got paid and didn't make your life comparably better for it.
Each of these kinds of experiences helps me with real estate. As a carpenter, I learned to see "through" homes. I know what's under there, and if I don't know what's going on, I can figure out where to get the information we need.
As a teacher, I learned how to explain things -- and get understanding - which considering the complexity of a real estate transaction can give comfort to clients.
I used to have the privilege of being able to take people who don't fly into airplane simulators like this one, explain it to them, and have them fly it around.
Sometimes it seems like buying or selling a home is about that complex.
As a pilot and flight instructor, I learned methodical decision-making and how to make decisions quickly and confidently. (In the fast-moving North Whidbey real estate market, this is an essential discipline!)
As a writer about technology? I know how to get the word out effectively to those who want to see and purchase your home, if you're selling. And if what you need is out there, I'm very good at helping you find it.
As a resident of Whidbey Island? I LOVE this place. If I could go anywhere it would be here. When I have to go away, I'm always eager to come back.
Some of my favorite scenery from on and around Whidbey Island. Even after a decade of exploration, there's always more to see, experience and learn about this place and the people.