I began my full-time career as a Realtor in Tampa, FL in 2005. Before embarking on this path I was previously an advertising executive at Young Rubicam - New York, a USCG-certified boat captain SCUBA instructor in Key West, a Ballast Control Engineer on a semisubmersible oil platform (Texaco's Ocean Star) in the Gulf of Mexico, and a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of Alaska.
An Emerald Coast native, I graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, received my BA from Birmingham-Southern College, and his MFA from The University of Iowa. My appreciation for the intrinsic natural beauty of the Emerald Coast after my (extensive) worldwide travels made it easy "to come home again" in 2010.
I'm a graduate of the 2012 ECAR Leadership Development Program and have served on the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) Board of Directors. Additionally, I'm a member of Florida Realtors (FR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
My proficiency is working with Sellers, first-time homebuyers, Buyers relocating permanently to the area, and Buyers looking for investment properties and/or vacation/second homes.
- Sellers are assured that I will market their property with the highest level of professionalism and deliver the market exposure required to obtain the highest possible price under the current (and always evolving) market conditions. Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can offer advice to help make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which in turn helps 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 languishing on the market and one that's sold fast.
- Buyers can be confident that they'll see all properties that meet their search criteria as well as learn about the history, pros, and possible cons of a specific location. You'll want someone who knows this area inside and out - and you can rely on me to listen and 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.
- I am a Certified Negotiation Specialist, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and a member of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury network. I have the skill and experience that will ensure a smooth successful transaction for you.
My Commitment to You
As soon as I locate that perfect home and/or sell your home, I'm personally focused on the timelines set out in the contract, the responsibilities of every party to that contract, and I will expertly guide you through every step of the transaction. My commitment to you doesn't end with your successful closing - I'm always glad to assist you afterward if you have questions, concerns, or issues that may arise.
Communities I Serve
I offer full-service real estate services throughout our Emerald Coast, including (but not limited to):
- Miramar Beach/Sandestin
- Santa Rosa Beach/30A
- Dune Allen
- Gulf Place
- Blue Mountain Beach
- Grayton Beach
- Seagrove Beach
- Seacrest Beach
- Alys Beach
- Rosemary Beach
- Inlet Beach
- Fort Walton Beach
I also have an extensive network of real estate professionals throughout the United States, Caribbean, Central America, and Western Europe if you need expert advice or guidance outside of my service areas.