I first thought about real estate after going through the process of selling my first home. At that time I was not in a position to take on the role, but my interest in real estate was sparked again after I sold my house. I kept seeing Amy at the gym, and running across her social media posts about her business and all that went with it. There was one particular post about her wanting to grow her business and take on new real estate agents, and at that time, I was looking for another job to fill in some time that I get off from my full time job as a professional firefighter. I was looking for something completely different than the daily grind of things I would normally see and do at work. I wanted to continue working with and helping people, but in a different way, a more positive way with happy experiences versus some of the not so fun things that come along with public safety.
So, I met with Amy, chatted about the process, enrolled, enjoyed the classes and became a licensed real estate agent.
Since becoming licensed, I’ve been helping a lot of clients buy and sell their residential properties. Real estate is exciting and I can’t wait to see where it will take me in the future. Continuing to grow and earn client’s trust is my goal.
I’m most familiar with the eastern part of the Twin Cities area—Washington County, Ramsey County—I’m also familiar with all of the different areas of St. Paul from working within the city for many years now as a firefighter.
When I’m not working, I like to stay busy and often times that means working on various projects at home, or on projects for others. I’m a DIY kinda person—if I can build it versus buying it, I will.
I’m not afraid of house projects big or small. I really enjoy making things for people as gifts or upon request. The satisfaction in creating something for someone and seeing them enjoy the finished project puts a smile on my face and in my heart. I’ve made many items from small things to furniture. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved making things and learning to use tools. I’m always looking for the next item to make!
If I’m not working or working on projects, I love to stay active and being healthy is a big part of my life. I’ve been a regular Crossfit goer for nearly ten years now, and I love the variety and community. I’m also an outdoor person, so any season you can find me doing things I enjoy outside, from biking in the summer to winter biking on my fat tire bike.
Others would probably consider me a busybody who can’t stop moving! It serves me well in this industry though, since time is of utmost importance and being willing to move when called to move can make or break a deal.
I’m often asked what my favorite style of house is, but to me, it’s one that feels like a home. I don’t have a favorite style, but rather a feeling!
At this point in my life, if I could live anywhere, in any house, I would pick still pick Minnesota because this is where my family is, and family is very important to me! My dream house would be very comfortable and cozy with a touch of my DIY throughout. A nice yard and outdoor space with nature and a large garage with a workshop because I would spend all my spare time in it!
I have loved this career so far, and I look forward to working with future clients and assisting them with their home buying and selling needs. Let me know if you have any questions!
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