I grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania when my parents moved to the Poconos and purchased a motel in the Lake Harmony area. While working at the ski areas I decided to try my hand in real estate and I've been passionate about it ever since - that's 25 years. I started off in the Blakeslee office of Century 21 Select Group in 1986. When we opened an office in the Greater Hazleton area in 2008, I chose to move to the Hazleton area.
I am also an investor - having purchased and run apartment buildings, laundromats and numerous single family properties. I am experienced in acquisition and development having ventured into developing a raw piece of land into a very large storage facility. My extensive years in the business are a great help to customers and clients - because I know of so many ways to structure and put together a sale. In the past few years, I've worked with many distressed sellers. A few months ago, I earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation. I have a thorough understanding of complex issues in today's turbulent real estate industry, expanding my knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to howeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for howeowners facing market hardships.
I am the proud father of a teenager and I enjoy spending time with her while she is still young enough to think Dad is cool. We take advantage of the many outdoor activites the Poconos has to offer - skiing, hiking, biking. In my spare time, I try to keep up on my passion for music as a guitar player.