Selling real estate has been my full-time career since 2002, but houses and the idea of what makes a home have been a lifelong passion. As a young boy in southern Idaho, I used to spend hours exploring through the new homes being built around my elementary school. I'd read the real estate advertising magazines front to back and you could leave me with my Walkman and a book of architectural renderings for hours. House nerd!
I attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, where I focused on Critical Communication Studies, Music, and LOI (Life Outside of Idaho). I fell in love with the Northwest, particularly the beauty of both the people and the environment. I moved to Seattle directly from T-town and went to work at Group Health Cooperative, Washington's largest healthcare provider. I started in their eyecare clinics, moved to customer service and later accepted a position as Project Manager in Advertising and Marketing Communication.
One spring day in 2002 I was sitting at my desk and I had an unexpected moment where I thought, "Whatever happened to that dream of real estate?" And that thought wouldn't go away. By July I had quit my job, acquired my real estate license, and was walking into my new office at Coldwell Banker Bain. The next twenty years were a whirlwind of growth, adaptation, market forces, challenges, and successes.
In 2018 I transitioned from selling into management, channeling a passion for leadership into new areas of the real estate industry. With the help of exceptional industry mentors, I began to to develop my own style of partnership-based management. Thus began the most fulfilling phase of my career. Front of mind is always the question: does this action accomplish the best outcome and respect all parties involved? Through the outstanding brokers in my office, we built upon decades of market strength and created a culture of inclusion, excellence, and collaboration. My time with Coldwell Banker Bain was absolutely transformational.
In the first quarters of 2023 I began working on a concept that was otherwise unavailable to our brokerage community--a cooperative model that empowered brokers to be in a decision making position instead of a fee-for-service relationship. After several exhilarating months of workshopping ideas with industry thought leaders and end users, Ensemble was brought to life on April 13th at 9:13am! We're just beginning, but we're here to change the landscape of residential real estate for buyers and sellers.