Tell us a little more about your background and why you wanted to get into real estate!
I can trace my passion for real estate going all the way back to 1991 when I was just 15 years old.
I remember moving to the states with my family – with parents who owned real estate and businesses. We started off renting a home, but two years later we bought a small property in Kingfisher, OK where I went to high school (go Yellowjackets!). As a teenager and young adult, I recall seeing the opportunity of investing in land throughout the ’90s. It seemed everywhere you looked in Oklahoma, especially in Edmond, there was land and real estate potential. I just knew real estate was going to bloom.
In the past 15 years, I took on other opportunities for learning and growth, specifically insurance and banking. That helped me grow and round out my knowledge in real estate.
Why are you so passionate about it, and what are your plans for the future in real estate?
Ever since that young age when I became enamored with real estate I knew that one day I would become an agent. Going through the training to earn my real estate license I stayed close to colleagues by being involved in brokers’ opens and open houses, and also by guiding and referring my customers in banking and insurance to partners so they could feel the pride of homeownership.
My spouse and close friends saw how much I loved real estate, and with their support and encouragement, I proceeded with attaining my license. Now that I am licensed, I hope and pray I can help our community on many levels, especially in real estate whether it is in building wealth as a first-time homeowner or investor.