Andy Sentgeorge

Things you may not know about me:

1: I’ve lived in 12 states, and prefer Raleigh, NC to everywhere.

2: I’m a disruptor. Not in a bad way, it just happens naturally.

3: I have been called Mr. Analogy.

4: I don’t pay full retail price for anything.

Things I do at MORE:

1: I write the text that makes the whole world want to see your home (borrowed loosely from Barry Manilow).

2: Every day I make apologies for the less than professional members of my real estate industry, and strive to lead by example. My team would say I just talk a lot.

3: Coaching is probably my most important role - really, everything else is just filling in the gaps.

4: I buy toys that help our team to leverage their tasks.

Getting to know Andy

q. How did you arrive at MORE? What path brought you here?

With a background in land development, I always resisted the notion of pursuing my real estate license. I was the guy that found the opportunity and then worked through the bureaucratic brain damage to obtain the necessary approvals. I loved it! Then, an unbelievable embezzlement (not me) and shocking suicide (not me either) forced me to reevaluate my career choice. Cathy had started to dabble in real estate brokerage, and I found myself getting involved in the intense drama of individual real estate transactions. It turns out, my background and experience was a real benefit for our clients. My role began to evolve – from evaluating repair issues and construction snafu’s, to creating lifestyle marketing pieces that spoke to our clients on an emotional level. I found that I was able to parlay the big-scale skills of land development into a direct and personal benefit to our home buyers and sellers. 

Or, I just started helping out with my wife’s business, and it grew into the career it is today.
Either way, I truly love the opportunity that we have with our business to impact the lives of our clients and associates. We get to help people fulfill their goals. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

 

q. What do you have a knack for?

With my wildly varied background (did I mention that I have a BS in Botany?), I tend to provide a grounded perspective to our team and clients. Additionally, my team calls me “The Idea Guy” because I’m always looking for the next WOW that we can provide as a service. 

 

q. What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?

My clients probably appreciate me most for my experience and coordination of their repair issues. I am certainly not an expert in construction, but I do know that there is nothing that cannot be resolved with a careful investigation and a calm demeanor. Emotions are always high during a real estate transaction – repair negotiations are the jagged reef that must be navigated successfully to reach the safe haven of home ownership (some people call me Mr. Analogy as well).

 

q. What’s the path that brought you to this level of wisdom and success?

Success. Failure. Success. And often in the same project.

 

q. What are you most passionate about professionally?

I really love the opportunity we have as a real estate team to bring high-level service to our clients. Unfortunately, home buyers and sellers have come to accept mediocrity as the baseline of our profession. I am passionate about showing our clients that there is a higher standard.

 

q. What do you really enjoy personally? What can’t you stop talking about?

I am an early adopter. I love exploring new technologies and exploiting old patterns of doing business. 

Also, if the Florida Gators are playing, I’m probably watching.

 

q. What’s your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Sharpening my sword (not literally of course…). 

 

q. How long have you been doing what you do?

I’ve been in real estate since the mid-1980’s in some form or fashion. 

 

q. Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?

I was born in Michigan, and then we moved all over the country. I didn’t have a say in the first eleven states, but I absolutely love living in North Carolina. I could if I wanted to, but I wouldn’t be anywhere else.

 

q. What would be impossible for you to give up?

High-speed internet.

 

q. How do you want to be remembered?

I do not believe in regret. I make lots of mistakes for sure, but I live with an open mind and am always looking for lessons in the results of my decisions. With everything I do and with every person I meet, my greatest desire is to spread gratitude and appreciation. 

 

q. Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?

I’m administratively challenged (no judgement please). 🙂