Growing up on Lake Michigan in a beach town called Holland, I lived for summer in the water. The unique thing about growing up where I did, is that winter fun was enjoyed just as much because of the Lake-effect snow storms. I started both snow and water skiing at 3 years old. But for many years, usually in January, my family made it a point to visit my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins who lived in the Vail Valley. My Aunt is a top producing Agent there for the last 20 years so I saw many amazing homes and locations while visiting. Obviously, I fell in love with Colorado and it's snow! In 1998 I graduated high school and moved to Colorado for Photography school. Like many others, I couldn't leave this State. Today my wife and I live in the high Rockies and enjoy the water here in Grand County the most. It doesn't matter whether it is in the many lakes or rivers or playing in the snow.
Getting started in Real Estate should have come a lot sooner for me. In order to be outside as much as I could, I started out early with a career in photography. I worked in sports, architecture and a little bit of wedding photography. A highlight for me was shooting for the Denver Nuggets. Along the way, while working at ski shop as a Master boot fitter and ski salesman, I began shooting high-end properties in the Valley. I realized I have a real talent for marketing homes! Given that my Mother, Aunt, and three Cousins worked in Real Estate, I knew that my sales and marketing experience with my professional photo and video skills would be a great combination.
To get started in the business, I was a Transaction Manager for two of the top producing Real Estate Agents in Grand County. After helping Close dozens of deals, I learned the business faster than I could have imagined. I helped Close anything from Vacant land to multi-million dollar ranches. Now I work with the Owners of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties shooting all of their personal listings in Grand County. Additionally, I am hired by any Agent who wants the best photography and real walk-thru video for their listings.
Today I am a licensed Colorado Real Estate Agent and an experienced Real Estate Photographer. While working as a photographer, I am the first person in that Property that is about to go on the market. This gives me great insight for market analysis and an early heads up for Buyers. Plus if you list and sell your Property with me it will include over $1000 worth of the highest-end photo and video on the market. It includes aerial and twilight photography. Why hire an agent who won't give your Property the visible presence it deserves? Call me today to discuss how we can make your Property look it's best and get a free comparative market analysis.
As a Buyer's Agent for people that are out-of-state, I have even previewed Properties for them. Taking better photos or a short video walk-thru sent to right to their email. Hire someone who knows what is "worth seeing"!