All About Greg
I was born in Evanston, Illinois on the North Shore of Chicago. I later moved to New Haven, Connecticut where I attended Salisbury School, a small all-boys boarding school. I went on to Washington College on the Eastern Shore of Maryland before transferring and graduating from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. While in college, I majored in Political Science, met my future wife, and played four years of varsity lacrosse. After graduation, my wife and I moved west to Hood River, Oregon, we later moved to Portland so I could attend Lewis and Clark College, where I earned a Masters in Education. For the next several years, I taught 3rd grade in Beaverton, Oregon. I am now a licensed Realtor in the state of Oregon and I have been practicing Real Estate for the past 11 years. I'm currently living in SW Portland with my fabulous wife, Lisa, who works as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Virginia Garcia Medical Clinic, our 14 year old son, Nolan and our 9 year old daughter, Abby. We have now been in Oregon for over 20 years! When I'm not selling real estate, I coach and run a club lacrosse team. My family and I also enjoy activities like kiteboarding, downhill skiing, mt./road/cycle cross biking, golf, and running.
My Professional Philosophy
My philosophy is simple-- I want my clients to be happy! I go above and beyond the norm, helping people buy and sell by giving them the best service while adhering to the highest level of ethical standards. Through my experience and ongoing professional training, I have the expertise and tools to help you sell or purchase a home; for the best possible price, in the shortest amount of time, with the least inconvenience to you. My ultimate commitment is to guide you through a positive real estate experience.
Educating My Clients
Informed clients make informed decisions. Therefore, I strive to provide my clients with all the information possible so that they can make informed decisions. I begin by going through an A to Z process of buying or selling real estate. I teach clients the steps of the process, explaining each contract to them, and answering any questions they might have. During the actual buying or selling process, I continue to educate my clients while helping them with important information about a potential property or area. For example, I will call local vendors to get bids on a new roof, check with a school district about any boundary changes, or personally view comparable properties to accurately price a home or verify the price before they enter a real estate agreement. I am committed to do what it takes to keep my clients informed.
I Am Always There
I believe people are more important than houses; which is why I often call to check in with my clients, answer any of their questions concerning the current real estate market, and make myself available to them whenever I'm needed. My clients appreciate my straightforward approach and respect for their interests. I ease and guide my clients through the real estate process and transform a blind "leap of faith" to a "step of faith". In the end, my hope is that I not only helped my clients in all aspects of buying or selling a home, but I created a lasting relationship.
Area of Expertise
As a former school teacher, I also have a lot to offer clients who are looking for a great school district for their children. I still have very strong ties to several schools, administrators, and district personnel. I am involved as a volunteer in my former school and speak with teachers and parents on a regular basis. I believe my experience as a teacher has given me a good perspective on what makes a school and a community thrive. I look to pass my experience and knowledge of schools and communities on to my clients to help them make more informed decisions.
What to Expect From Me
- Communication- I will keep you informed every step of the way through phone calls, emails, text messages, and meetings.
- Information- I research, call, or personally search for anything that will help you make the best possible decision.
- Availability- I am always there for you. I work 7 days a week, and nights. When you need me or you need something done, I will make it happen in a timely fashion.
- Integrity- Every move I make will be in your best interest. I will be honest in all my dealings with you and everyone else involved in the process.
- Attentiveness- I will listen to your needs and do all I can to fulfill them. The real estate process is all about the client, and I pledge to try to meet my clients' needs at all times.
- Consistency- Many claim to provide these services, but the secret is to provide them consistently day in and day out. In other words, I will not fail the people who have placed their trust in me.