At a time long ago, in a place far away Dayton Ohio I was in the Air Force and my wife, Margie, worked at NCR Corporation. She had a colleague, Gary Smith, who had just gotten his real estate license. He would constantly talk with her about the two of us buying a house. He said you can buy a house with no money down your husband has the opportunity for a VA loan there is no reason for you to be renting.
We discussed it, and finally, after months of persistence from Gary, we succumbed and met with him. Because of that discussion, a couple who had no intention of staying in the Dayton area after I got out of the service bought our first home. With no money down, we sold that home, made some money and moved on with our lives, moving to Boston then back to Pittsburgh.
Since that time, we have owned 5 more homes, each fitting our lifestyle at the time: no kids; kids; parents; grandson; good hips and bad hips. I learned everything that I needed to know about real estate from our first agent. He was persistent, professional, and knowledgeable, and he guided two 22-year old kids through the purchase of their first home.
That is my goal and how I will serve you.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.