Where did you grow up?
I am a true Colorado Native. I was born on a farm east of Aurora, Colorado and raised on a ranch in Hotchkiss, Colorado. I am a Colorado State University graduate. I’ve lived in the Grand Valley since 1986.
My wife, Angeline and I have been married for 26 years this April. We have three grown children, Alisha, Kaleene and Justin. We have 4 grandchildren and one more due in May.
What do you enjoy most about living in the Grand Junction area?
This is a great community to raise a family! We have over 240 days a year of sunshine, Lake Powell is only a few hours away and we have tons of recreational opportunities. What’s not to enjoy!
How long have you worked in real estate?
I started my real estate career on Valentines Day in 1987. After 27 years and I am blessed to be able to say “I love going to work every day.”
What would you consider your specialty?
I consider myself a rural residential specialist whether purchasing raw land, land/home packages, or large ranches. I also handle property exchanges. Mostly, I in specialize in finding folks the property that best fits their needs.
What is the most unique property you have listed
The most unique property I was involved with was the sale of the Huffington Ranch in the Escalante Canyon between Grand Junction and Delta. This first generation ranch went all the way back to the original homestead land patents at the turn of the century. After closing on the real estate, I was involved with the auction to sell off a hundred years worth of Western Colorado farming history.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a home today?
Take your time to find the right home and get pre-qualified with a reputable lender. This first step will make a big difference in how smoothly the transaction goes.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a home today?
First, be sure your home is always clean and show ready, you never know when the right buyer will come through the door. Second, de-clutter and de-personalize, the new buyer needs to see themselves in your home. It sounds simple yet it is harder in practice, it will make a big difference in selling your property. Also, don’t neglect the outside of your home, buyers may not even come through the front door if their first outside impression is poor.
What do you see in the future of real estate sales/prices?
We’ve had many ups and downs in our special little valley over the years. I believe people will continue to live, work and play here because of the variety of amenities the area has to offer. I am optimistic about the future of the real estate market locally and values should continue to improve for the foreseeable future. Call me; it is a great time to buy or sell.
Why should someone use you as a real estate agent?
I will put my 27 consecutive years in the real-estate business to work for you. So, when you are buying or selling a property it is as smooth and seamless as possible.