Having 20 years of real estate experience working on behalf of clients and friends throughout Santa Barbara County it’s been an unbelievable experience so far. I have had the pleasure of working at CENTURY 21 Butler Realty, Inc. I started my real estate career at Chase Manhattan Mortgage in 1995 as a Loan Officer and then earned my real estate license in 1997 in order to work as a Mortgage Broker for a local company. In 1999 I decided to take on a new challenge and start a loan division at a local real estate office and was able to enjoy a lot of success helping homeowners with their loan approval and buying process.
In 2003 my real estate career took another turn when I decided, at the encouragement of my Broker, to become a Realtor. I decided it was time to begin a new challenge and took my eight years of helping clients fulfill their dreams by solving their home loan needs into moving out to the front of the home buying process and assist my clients in buying their first dream home, selling their homes in order to move up into a bigger home or buying their first investment property.
I have always been active in my community, having served as a Council Member for the City of Carpinteria, First Lieutenant in the California Army National Guard, Chair of the Board for Santa Barbara County Community Action Commission, Chair of the Board for Zona Seca, volunteer for Big Brother’s/Sister’s, member of the board for La Casa de la Raza, and many other causes of distinction. My most rewarding volunteer work has been in support of my children especially at their schools.
I have lived my entire life in Santa Barbara County and have been fortunate to be married to my lovely wife for over 28 years. We have shared our most recent 25 years with our two beautiful children, who have been a joy to raise and share experiences with. In my personal time I enjoy gardening, walking, jogging, camping, barbequing for family and friends, reading and especially traveling.
I have enjoyed my real estate career. The friendships I have made and the dreams that have been realized have been some of the best experiences of my life. However I know there is more to accomplish. New friends and longer relationships, these are the reasons why I am so excited to be helping people make one of the most important decisions in their life and am committed to providing experienced and personal advice to my clients and friends.