I came to real estate after running my own successful photography business. The experience of producing and directing many photo shoots blends seamlessly with all the varied aspects involved in any real estate transaction. A memorable photo and a successful closing both involve literally hundreds of decisions being made, a team of professionals working together and, occasionally, the stars in the sky being pulled into alignment in an effort to realize the desired outcome!
What do I like most about real estate? First would be the people. I like my clients! I enjoy the journey and working together to achieve a mutual goal. Second would have to be the deal. I love winning for my clients. I also enjoy the different nuances each transaction brings. I like the contract, the problem solving and the piecing together a feeling of a win win that, ideally, leaves all parties walking away with a feeling that their most important needs have been met. Lastly, I love the incredible architecture we are so lucky to enjoy. We live in truly a special place with something for everyone.
I’m proud to be partnered with one of the most forward thinking real estate companies in the nation; Avenue 8. This well respected firm prides itself on the most professional and ethical real estate practices in the business. I also appreciate the incredible technology offered and working with a diverse team with a single vision; A mission to help everyone find their place in the world! This resonates with my personal set of morals and values.
After nearly 20 years and several hundred closed transactions later it’s been through caring, excellent negotiation skills, solid judgment and sound advice that I have built a business based primarily on repeat clients and referrals. I’m proud that clients, friends and other agents continue to recommend my real estate services. My goal, when representing both buyers and sellers, is to listen…strategize…and execute a winning plan!
I was born in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. I moved with my family and grew up in San Francisco, enjoyed 25 years in Hollywood and am now loving living in beautiful Altadena. I enjoy photography, music, hiking, reading, travel, great wine, good conversation and my dog; Georgie Poocher La Rou. So, if you want to go for a hike with our dogs, talk real estate and then enjoy a fine meal to celebrate your closing, call me!
I come to real estate from the music industry where I have enjoyed success as a bandleader, drummer, writer, singer, producer and arranger. The skills developed as a bandleader are very important as you need communication, organization, follow through and a solid team to close any deal. I’m adept at customizing for clients, jumping through hoops and working through every last minute curveball you could imagine. These skills translate well to the world of real estate. It’s been said that I am personable and I’m proud of the relationships I have developed over the decades.
I’m excited to partner with my wife, Katrina Webb, a veteran in the business. We have been together for twenty-six years and I have learned so much about the real estate business from her and have watched as she truly cares for her clients and guides them towards their goal. Working with me you should always know there is a knowledgeable, experienced agent by my side.
I’m also proud to be a part of the best real estate company around; Avenue 8. I appreciate the incredible technology, programs offered and working with a diverse team. Together we have an inclusive vision – to create a new path home!
My goal is to help people invest their money in real estate as I believe property ownership offers a path to building wealth and financial security. I look forward to using my talents to guide you through a smooth and stress free transaction and I promise to work tirelessly to help you make the moves that are right for you.
I still perform as a musician regularly and I also enjoy hiking, geography, history, architecture, dinner with friends, our dog Georgie and an occasional pint at the local pub. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
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