Real Estate is sort of a second career for me. I say “sort of” because I seem to have worked in and around houses for most of my life.
You see, I used to renovate old rowhouses back in Baltimore. I’ve laid brick, hung drywall, razed and raised walls, pulled wire, run pipe, tarred roofs, grouted tile.
But I left that world to become a journalist and worked for 25 years in public radio, as a reporter in DC and a News Director in NH. Still, during all those years, I was always drawn to houses. I even loved filing stories about the housing market, the housing crisis, the homeless. I wanted to help people understand the forces behind the market. And on a personal level, I always loved helping my friends find the place they wanted to live.
It was a job in public radio that brought me to Colorado, and here I found a wealth of beautiful places to explore. Who knew that this city, which so many east and west coasters simply fly over, would be filled with such interesting places to live? The glorious 19th century mansions, the cozy cottages, the mid-century modern, the Denver Squares, the glass walled skyscrapers, the suburban ranches, the mountain cabins. The close-knit neighborhoods, the parks, the bike paths, the walkability and the accessibility.
I decided to become a part of it, no longer as a journalist, but as someone who could help people sell their homes and buy another, or move from being a renter to a first time home-owner.
As so many people have said, a house is the most expensive thing most people will ever buy. And, it can be a little scary, especially for the first timer. I’ve been there, I know what it’s like. I’ve owned a condo and a co-op and several houses during my life. I’ve been a tenant and a landlord. I’ve looked for schools for my kids and tried to live close to work. I’ve moved several blocks, and I’ve moved across country.
So, if you’re looking for someone who understands houses, how they’re made and what makes them fall apart, give me a call. If you’re looking for someone who’s watched the clock tick while he waited for notice that his loan is going through, give me a call. If you’re looking for someone who’s hired movers to transport valuables across the country, give me a call.
And if you’re looking for someone who’s sold a house full of memories, give me a call.