What was your first job in the realty industry?
I started as a part-time agent with At Properties in late-2001.
Who inspires you?
What is your favorite free-time activity?
Taking walks with my wife, Robyn, and our dog
How did you learn the business?
I learned a lot from working closely with the co-founders of At Properties, Thad Wong and Mike Golden.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Maintaining an efficient and consistent schedule
What was your worst job, and what did you learn from it?
I worked in the customer service department at Best Buy. I learned to deal with all types of people in all types of situations, which is a helpful skill in real estate.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I don’t go to a specific place to meet new clients. However, I do discuss real estate every opportunity I get. I strongly encourage all of my clients to refer their friends and family to me. I am lucky to have a very loyal client base.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Having a successful career and a successful marriage, simultaneously
What is your favorite restaurant?
Tufano’s in Little Italy
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago?
The Merchandise Mart and the Wrigley Building
What kind of car do you drive?
BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
What is your favorite city after Chicago?
What is your personal motto?
Work hard, be humble and always be thankful for every opportunity I receive.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Use common sense, work hard, always be honest and learn continuously.