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garyI did not grow up in a business or a real estate environment. I grew up on a farm. My parents did not talk about investing, finance, or business.  My parents focus on hard work and doing what you love every day and getting work done because it matters to you.

I am a people person.  I believe in the power of attraction and a positive life.   I decided to get into selling real estate because I love to work hard, I’m good at selling and I love a challenge.  I believe that there will always be demand in occupations that provide essentials for living.  I choose to make a living for my family by providing essentials of food from my farm and shelter for my clients. 

I had never purchased real estate with a REALTOR® prior to getting into the industry.   My first land purchase as a farmer, was over a hand shake and a trip to the lawyers.  I now realize that I was fortunate to have such a simple and effortless transaction as my introduction to investing in property.  My second experience in real estate was with a real estate “salesman” who took advantage of my parents’ honesty and trust.  It was both of these transactions that formed the model for the business I wanted to create, once I set my mind on a career in real estate. 

I am very good at selling and negotiating.  They are skills I was born with, but I am not a “salesman”.  I am in the business of marketing and educating in real estate.  I believe in guiding clients to make informed decisions on pricing and purchasing real estate, which allows them to have comfort in a transaction. It is my role to support those decisions with the facts, the numbers and a professional opinion of the market.

I work hard every day to have balance in my life.  I have built systems into my business that allow me to do that without compromising customer service and productivity.  I think that the team structure that Kim and I have created is much more that two people managing files, but rather two different, but complementary personalities striving for a level of service that exceeds expectations.  

My job is fun, my clients are friends, and I will continue to help friends buy and sell property for as long as I have a passion for it. 

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kim suntjensSeveral years ago, my husband and I decided to purchase an investment property.  It was a pretty big deal for us.  We had a strict budget (and it wasn’t much) and could barely scrape together the 25% down, but we were determined to have an “income property”!

I scoured the internet to find properties and as well as an associate to represent us- reading bios and accolades and eventually found a “successful” one.  They arrived the morning of the appointment, in their Mercedes and ready to show us around.  It was a whirlwind of showings and I don’t remember any of the houses.  I do however, remember the feelings that day…being rushed, trapped and scared.

At the end of the appointment, they wouldn’t take us back to the hotel.  Instead, we were escorted back to their office and were pressured into writing a full priced offer (which we were informed wouldn’t be good enough to be accepted) before we could go back to the hotel.

I chose to work differently. 

My background isn’t in sales and I don’t drive a fancy vehicle.    I will probably suggest that you follow behind me for showings because my car is filled with booster seats and dried up French fries.   My children have taught me the art of negotiation and not being independently wealthy has made it important to find potential in all properties.  (I have a knack for finding great deals in case you want to take me furniture shopping with you).  And if you need advice on how to tile a backsplash, refinish hardwood floors, or paint kitchen cabinets, I can help.

I love working with Gary.  We compliment each other and this enables us to offer incredible customer service.   Our office smells like coffee, music will be playing and laughter will be heard.

And we’ll save any contract writing until you’re absolutely ready. 

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