I am a Realtor with Fine Properties in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch Florida. I specialize in residential real estate helping buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee Counties which includes Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, the Sarasota Keys (Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key), Venice and more. I have a diverse background in various industries that have been helpful in my present career in real estate. I am originally from Ohio, and Graduated from the University of Toledo with a Degree in Business Management.
I worked at Nortel Networks as a field technician for a few years until economic conditions forced me to switch gears. Later I was a sales representative for the construction products industry; this job introduced me to the world of do-it-yourself home improvement and restoration. Working at Nortel Networks piqued my interest in Internet technologies, which moved me to pursue certifications in computer repair and network installation and maintenance. I later obtained certifications in HTML programming, CSS and search engine optimization (SEO). By then my wife Wendy was already working as a Realtor in the Sarasota / Manatee area and I helped her grow with online marketing.
I realized the significance of her work and her contribution to the community, especially in the way she helps her clients see the finer points of living in Florida. Working in real estate has also made me aware of how advanced Southwest Florida is in terms of regional housing markets. Certain aspects of suburban development like master-planned communities, nature conservation and energy-efficient homes are fascinating in the way they help neighborhoods improve quality of life. This really impressed me when I moved to Florida and I see the same when we help clients from out of town.
Aside from marketing, I enjoy showing homes with my wife and making sure that important details like home inspections and pest control are carried out prior to closing. I have learned that being a Realtor gives me a chance to make a difference by helping the community grow.