Getting to know Andy
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.
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.
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).
Success. Failure. Success. And often in the same project.
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.
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.
Sharpening my sword (not literally of course…).
I’ve been in real estate since the mid-1980’s in some form or fashion.
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.
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.
I’m administratively challenged (no judgement please). 🙂