My real estate career began in 1984 after graduating from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Growing up in Chicago gave me the opportunity to work and transact in a large market and with every type of real estate. I started my career in the Loop with a national firm and platform that afforded me opportunity to work across the US and for very influential real estate clients. My clients included; Allstate Life, GE Capital, US Bank, The Resolution Trust Corp., FDIC, Intel Corp., Walgreens. Over my 35 year career, I have sold more then $1B in residential, investment, commercial and business real estate across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. I have excelled in every boom/bust cycle including the 1986 Tax Reform Act and the more recent mortgage crisis of 2008. If there is one point I try to make with my clients, that is "Anyone can sell in a hot market, experience is the only thing that matters in a challenging market." In 2010 we purchased our home through Coldwell Banker Schmitt and began the process of working our way from the cold, snowy north to island paradise in the Florida Keys. As an ardent fisherman, diver and boater, living and working in the Keys was the place for me. Consequently, I retired as division president of a NYSE listed real estate investment conglomerate and moved to Big Pine Key. "We have not looked back"
I hold multiple state broker and securities licenses. My broad based real estate, investment and business experience will help you make the right decision for your primary home, vacation home, investment property/portfolio and business. I serve my residential clients from Marathon to Key West and serve my real estate investment clients across the US.
As a real estate auction specialist, selling your home, investment or business property in an accelerated format can be challenging. Ninety-nine percent of the real estate I sell is through traditional, conventional, arms-length means. The auction is a tool I use if suitable for my client and the property. The circumstances must be right to execute a successful auction transaction. Often times, an external force is dictating an expedient sale. For auction, timing should be the most important factor in your consideration, price should be secondary. Timing for a single family home can be condensed in as little 30 days. Investment and or business property should be marketed and staged for 60 days or longer. If sales price is the paramount factor for you, then the auction method likely is not the best option. Good prices can be achieved. Final pricing is a function of the circumstances, the property attributes and the Seller's expectations. With more than 30 years experience selling at auction, I know the How, the Who, the What, the Why and the When. Most importantly, I will advise you on the best options given your circumstances and specific considerations appropriate for the property.