Long before I became a real estate broker, I was raised on a family tobacco farm just outside of Scotland, Ontario. Every spring, summer and fall I would spend from dusk until dawn working and learning about farming and how to run a successful business. This setting instilled in me a strong work ethic and determination to work hard for what I want in life. When I was in my early twenties, my soon to be wife, Niki and I had saved up enough money to acquire our first real estate purchase; our private 50 acre farm, in which we still reside.
After our first real estate purchase, I was infected with the “real estate bug”. Since that day, I have strived to learn and know everything I possibly can about real estate ownership and investment. I have read countless books and magazines on real estate, attended conferences and trade shows dedicated solely to real estate investment and networked constantly with other real estate investors and professionals for a decade now. I continue to do this even today to enrich my breadth of knowledge and awareness of the industry. Niki and I, along with our daughter Liliana, continue to build a portfolio of multiple investment properties in Brantford and Brant County. I always have my “ear to the ground” for the newest and best real estate opportunities and I still enjoy working the land and producing crops every season, as a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
After having purchased many personal and income properties, I decided to pursue my Real Estate sales license so that I could submerse myself in real estate all day, every day. I took the courses, finished at the top of my class and hit the ground running. My first few years of sales were very successful and have allowed me to build up a very loyal and dedicated client base. As soon as I was legally eligible to obtain my Real Estate Brokers’ license, I studied hard and earned this designation (which only a small fraction of licensed sales representatives ever acquire). For the past three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016) I have been honoured with being voted #1 best real estate agent by our community in the Brant News Readers Choice awards. This is a tremendous honour to me, and confirms that my honest hard work and dedicated customer service is being noticed. Through it all, I have managed to bring together millions and millions of dollars’ worth of successful transactions for my clients and have thoroughly enjoyed the new and diverse challenges that every new day brings.
Through my personal and professional experiences in dealing in real estate, I have developed specific knowledge of Brantford and Brant County Real Estate. In addition, I have also built up a vast personal Rolodex of contacts in all aspects of the business. From inspectors, appraisers, mortgage agents, lawyers and trades people, I personally know experts in all realty related fields and have a wide array of resources to help you with any questions you may have. I also constantly stay on top of what is going on in Brantford, Brant County and the surrounding areas so I am able to make informed recommendations and decisions for my clients and myself. I strongly believe in the positive effects that strategic real estate ownership can have on your life and that there simply is no better investment than owning real estate!