I was born and raised in Eugene and moved away after high school to live in Los Angeles for five years, and Seattle for ten. My wife and I returned in 2004 to raise our family in the Southern Willamette Valley. I spent five years working as a professional musician, fifteen years in the marketing and advertising field, and three years as a licensed remodeling contractor before starting my full time real estate career in 2008.
I am a skillful collaborative negotiator, successful at both buyer and seller representation. My average annual number of transactions is 24. My marketing background and skill in photography and video provides a competitive advantage to my clients in selling their homes, and I take special care to point out and assist in the investigation of potential issues with home condition for buyers by virtue of my remodeling background. Having grown up in Eugene, and spending the last 11 years in the community as both a contractor and realtor, I have a very good feel for the neighborhoods. I follow and report on market trends and tour new listings both online and in person to keep up to speed on what is available. My agency, Windermere Real Estate Lane County, is 100% locally owned and has the highest agent count (102) and the largest market share in Lane County (17%). We have a weekly office meeting to share our upcoming listings and buyer needs, and this networking creates a significant benefit for my clients. I am active in the local, state, and national Realtor associations, and a member of the Lane County Million Dollar Club, for Realtors who complete a high volume of transactions each year and provide exceptional service to their clients. My sales have put me in the top 15 at Windermere Real Estate Lane County. In 2011 I received the "Jean Tate Award" selected by vote from all managers, staff, and brokers. "For exemplifying the core values that define the mission statement of Windermere Real Estate: Exceptional Service, Integrity, Positive Attitude, Professionalism, and Cooperation".
Along with helping my clients experience success in real estate, my joy in life comes from my wife and two young daughters, my home and garden, preparing and eating good food, art and music, animals, outdoor recreation, and the many friendships I am fortunate to enjoy.