I was born in Palmer, AK which is about an hour north of Anchorage . My family owned a small farm and home business. Our home was close to the Knik River, a few miles from "The Butte" in the (semi)-famous farming community called the "Matanuska Valley" (home to world class cabbage and potatoes). My grandparents were dairy farmers from Wisconsin who had moved to the area in 1935 as homesteaders in a depression era land grant program to.
I learned very early the basic values of starting early each day, planning and prioritizing the day to make the most of it, doing what you say you are going to do, and making every effort to finish the job each day before "calling it a day." The work ethic my parents and grandparents taught me have served me well in my real estate career.
I am married to Kristi and have three children. A daughter, Corene Swisher, who is married to Brandon and lives in State College, Pennsylvania with her family of four children. My son, Ryan, lives in Portland, OR and is a recent graduate of Portland State College. Our youngest son, Cody, is thirteen years old and in the seventh grade at Grace Christian School in south Anchorage.
I began my career as a full time Realtor in Anchorage in 1983, (30 years ago!). I am consistently one of the top producing real estate agents in Anchorage , and have been in the top 1 percent of local real estate agents, in all price ranges, as far as number of housing units sold annually. My team and I commonly sell about 10 homes per month. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and have completed specific classes to better assist buyers and sellers.
In addition to working hard, I believe it's important to play. I have a wide range of hobbies including skeet shooting, Harley Davidson motorcycles, reading both fiction and non-fiction and photography. In addition, my son, Cody, and I like to geocache, both finding caches and hiding them for others to locate, when we have time for it. We mountain bike, traditional and fat-tire in the winter as well as downhill ski.
We are a preferred broker for transferring ConocoPhilips people and have helped many move both into and out of Anchorage; Some of those people multiple times back and forth! We also help many employees of BP , Halliburton and Chevron. You can see by our resume that we are able to accommodate both buyers and sellers who need to get things done - and done right!
I look forward to meeting you. Expect exceptional service!