Born and raised in Penn Hills and then attending Pitt for a BS in Civil Engineering with a certificate in Project Management, you could say I really know Pittsburgh after spending my life here! I love this city and everything that it offers: from diverse people, to great food trucks, to winning sports teams. After I graduated Pitt, I worked in the field of project management for commercial construction, while also acquiring a few rental properties. I enjoyed the thrill finding good deals, the pride I felt fixing up properties myself, and creating relationships with my tenants. Yes, I'm probably the only landlord to say that I enjoy speaking with my tenants, but it's true! Realizing my passion was in real estate, I quit my engineering job to pursue a career where I was happy. I was the property manager for The Full House for 2 years, where I managed over 270 units all over Allegheny County. I learned so much about real estate during my time there: both about maintenance/construction and about calculating rents/sales price. Taking what I learned there, I decided to get my Real Estate Salesperson license so I could buy my properties directly and add to my portfolio.
Combining all my years experience in engineering and in property management, you could say I know properties inside and out! I made the jump into sales and quickly knew this was a great match for my personality and knowledge set. While I'm known to do investor transactions because I run into them more, I'm also very happy to help owner occupants buy or sell their homes. I feel I add a good amount of knowledge above the average agent that makes owner occupants feel more comfortable in transactions. In fact, I've recently been helping some of my tenants become first time homeowners! Hard to see them go as good tenants, but I'm happy to see them making the steps toward building equity.
Outside of real estate, I'm always on the move or doing something. When I'm not on the trail with my dog Kobe, or sweating in the gym, you can catch me on the golf course or at the lake wakeboarding with friends. I also love snowboarding, and take a yearly trip to Utah to hit Park City. There's always something new to do, and I love living life to the fullest.
If you are looking to start your next real estate transaction, please give me a call at: 412-760-5616. I look forward to working with you.