Buying, selling or investing in a home is more than just a transaction: it can be a life-changing experience. For this reason, I take my business and my client’s goals personally. I am honored and privileged to be trusted with an important part of people’s financial lives, and typically playing a key role in helping them with one of their most valuable assets. This is a trust I take seriously, respectfully and responsibly.

The fact that I have done more than only sell real estate in my career shapes who I am today, and the skills and thought process I bring to my business for the benefit of my clients. My experience as a banker, lender, stock trader and coach helps me bring many different ways to look for solutions.

My banking and lending background especially helps me when representing sellers. I stand out by qualifying buyers financial capability and motivation. I am proud to state that I have never had a transaction cancel because the buyer was not qualified for the loan. I know the questions to ask the buyer’s lender to help determine the buyer’s qualifications, and the questions to ask the buyer’s agent to determine their motivation. When representing buyers, I help my clients understand the lending process and I interact with their lender at a deep level to keep an eye on my client’s best interests.

My experience trading over $600 million of stocks and analyzing thousands and thousands of charts helps me decipher, understand and explain local real estate market trends, as well as home prices for my buyers and sellers.

More about me personally:

I have been married to Sandra for over 25 years, and 4 1/2 years ago we welcomed our daughter Halston into our lives. We have lived in Simi Valley for the past 14 years. Before moving to Simi Valley, we lived in Newbury Park where we still have that home as a rental property. We also have a rental property in Van Nuys and will be adding more to our portfolio. As much as the real estate market will cycle, we are both bullish on real estate and the value it provides to help grow our wealth in the future. My experience as an investor and landlord brings more depth to the guidance I share with my clients.

Outside of work I love to keep active. I play ice hockey Wednesday nights. I love to cycle and am a former triathlete and have completed 3 marathons and 3 Half Ironman competitions. I also enjoy anything ocean related, camping, hiking and skiing.

I’ve also really enjoyed my experience in Toastmasters International where I’ve earned the highest designation of Distinguished Toastmaster.

If we look quickly at someone, we see the surface. I thank you for investing the time to learn a little more about me, and what drives me as a person and businessman.