When it comes to staying ahead of the competition, a real estate professional needs to focus on what makes them stand out. My well-rounded background has proven to be the asset that sets me apart in this competitive industry. My analytical approach to the business — combined with a lot of hard work — has propelled me to the level of success that I enjoy today. I paid my way through school by working in the hospitality business, where I learned how to listen, to empathize with others, and to set the right expectations. After graduating, I moved to the city of Chicago, and began a career with a private firm as a fixed income trader. I have always been fascinated by the market, and analyzing its ebb and flow became more than a professional skill; it became a personal hobby.
But too many years spent behind a desk isn’t good for the soul. I needed a career path that provided me with freedom, and some good, old-fashioned work/life balance. That’s what brought me back to the lake for good, a place that had served as my home away from home for the last 25 years. I needed a place where I could settle down, and stretch both my legs and my spirit. Luckily, I found a calling that combined my passion for helping others with my more analytical way of thinking. And I’ve never looked back.