What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Sound reinforcement in concerts.
Where did you grow up?
Growing up, what did you want to be?
I just wanted to help people.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I play chess online.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Neil deGrasse Tyson — there would be so much I could learn.
What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?
Seattle’s best-kept secret is how much less it rains than the world depicts. Our summers would be the best-kept secret.
What do you love most about the industry?
I love helping people move on to the next chapter of their lives.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I care about my clients, and I always strive to learn as much as possible to help them in their lives.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
All the paperwork. That’s why we have a team.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Help other people in their lives, and be there for people.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Life is full of small accomplishments, and that’s what matters.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
Just read “Think Again” by Adam Grant.
What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?
Paella from Harvest Vine.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?
All the mid-century moderns.
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?
That I play chess.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Mexico. Its sunny, relaxing and cheaper than Hawaii.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Be helpful, be kind.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?