I began my career in real estate in 2015 after a 20 year career as a restaurant owner. My restaurant career was a partnership with my father, and really a dream come true for me. When I started in real estate, I decided to focus on the commercial side of the industry. I felt like I related to small business owners, I understood their goals and aspirations, and felt like that would be where I could really be an asset to the industry. What I’ve learned along the way is that those goals and aspirations are set in motion because of dreams, just like mine and my fathers. I help people chase dreams now, and it’s a blast.
The other revelation I discovered in my real estate career is that the American Dream is actually two dreams. One is to start your own business and become a success because of your passion, work ethic and superior idea’s. The other is to own your own home and set your life on a path of success and financial stability. I’ve lived both of these dreams in my life, and I am thankful for the opportunity to do so. I would have never been able to do that without help from some very talented and determined people working on my behalf.
I have spent all but two years of my professional life as a self-employed professional. First as a flooring contractor, traveling the country installing flooring for national restaurant chains. The great adventure of my life really. After a million miles in 7 years, I needed a change, so I took a job selling floor covering in a retail shop, my only experience as an “employee”. It really let me focus on planning and chasing my dream of becoming a partner in my fathers pizzeria. He had owned it since I was a kid, and it had me dreaming about it since I first stepped into the place in 1974. I started working with my father in 1992, and helped grow the business from a small neighborhood joint on the east side of Columbus to a million dollar a year award winning pizzeria. When my father passed in ‘09, things changed for me, and for the business, and I ended that dream in 2012, completely satisfied that it was fulfilled.
A few years of consulting led me to getting a license to sell real estate and help small business owners find an address that is an asset and not a liability. I seem to have as much fun seeing my clients fulfill their dreams as I did chasing my own. Like I said, it’s a blast. I’ve also watched some very talented agents ply their trade and help people achieve their American Dream of home ownership. I love being in this business because of all the joy and fulfillment we get to be a part of. I’ve been blessed to work with and to have been mentored by some great people who work very hard on their clients behalf chasing that dream. I would like to be one of those people working on your behalf now. It doesn’t matter the dream, I’ll do everything I can to help you chase it, capture it and make it a reality.
So what’s your Dream?