Experience: 10 years Specializations: Single-family homes, condominiums and TIC properties in San Francisco Areas Served: San Francisco and the Bay Area Q: What made you become interested in real estate? A: My interest in real estate began at a young age. Growing up, my dad was a builder and family included specialists in numerous facets of real estate construction, so I had firsthand experience with watching my family build and manage real estate. The human component and interacting with people also drew me to real estate, and helping people find their place in the world. Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted? A: The Buyer came into an open house and offered all-cash for a $5m property on the first day it was opened. Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far? A: Working alongside a builder to help him select various finish detail: floors, cabinets, tile, and overall finishes. When it was complete, I brought it to market and it sold within 21 days. It ended-up being the highest sale price in all of Noe Valley in 2016 - sold just under $5.3m. Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license? A: Being an agent is a lifestyle, not really a profession. It's all-consuming, and life-giving. Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started? A: The real estate industry has changed tremendously since I first started off in the business. Technological advancements are propelling the real estate industry forward and I'm glad to be at the forefront of that change here at Compass. Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job? A: The most challenging part of the job is time management. I love what I do, but work/life balance is imperative and a skill that has to be honed constantly. Family is very important to me, and I love to spend as much time as possible with my wife, Susie, and the newest addition to our family, baby Felix. Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say? A: Competitive, rewarding, and life-giving.
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