Coldwell Banker Home Owners Realty, Inc.
2499 Hwy 6 & 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Where did you grow up?
I am a native of Grand Junction. I have spent a lot of time in other places, but I have never seen another place with more to offer than right here in my hometown.
I am blessed with my beautiful wife Jeanie, a son who will be a sophomore at Fruita Monument High School and a step daughter who is a senior at Colorado State University.
What do you enjoy most about living in the Grand Junction area?
I love the natural beauty the area offers. I look at the Colorado National Monument daily and continue to be amazed by it. Being located in the transition between desert and the mountains, the outdoor possibilities are endless. I also enjoy all four seasons we get here in the valley.
How long have you worked in real estate?
I became licensed in 1989 but I’ve had a passion for buying and selling property prior to that time. I am in my 24th year as a Realtor and I still love my choice of profession.
What would you consider your specialty?
I have extensive experience with new construction and enjoy the creation of a custom home. A custom home doesn’t have to be expensive (just made better than it would have been prior to someone customizing it to fit the family or property better). I can look at a set of plans and know what the space will feel and function like. I also enjoy working with first-time buyers and educating them on the process/product and seeing the excitement and stability that owning a home can provide.
Do you have any accreditations or certifications?
I have a G.R.I. and was the first recipient of the Ben E. Carnes Award of Excellence in 2002.
What is the most unique property you have ever listed or sold?
In the early 90’s I marketed a subterranean home. The only thing above ground was the small stairwell and it looked a little like an outhouse in the photos. With the owner’s permission, we had a lot of fun advertising “Outhouse with a Large Basement,” or “Buy a Bunker.” It sold with short market time and to a buyer who was attracted by our unique spin on advertising.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a home today?
Start your process with a visit to your LOCAL mortgage lender. Not only will you leave with ability to shop with a pre-approval in hand, the appointment is informative and simply a must as your first step. A lot has changed in the finance world and even if you have been through the process prior, it is still worthwhile.
What is the one tip you have for someone looking to sell a home today?
Of course, pricing the property correctly is very important. Condition is equally important. Many times when showing property, I see simple inexpensive things that if corrected would have much greater appeal. “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” does not apply here. Pay attention to the detail and have the property well presented for best results.
Why should someone use you as a real estate agent?
I vowed when I first got into the business, I would make myself available to my clients when they need me. This approach means I work many evenings and weekends. I take my obligation seriously to find just the right property for my buyers and not just “make the sell.” I don’t like pushy sales people and I assume my clients are the same.