I bring my passion, experience and hard work ethic to the table everyday for my clients looking to buy and sell homes.
I am licensed designer, home stager, general contractor and home inspector with hundreds of homes under my belt.
Whether you are a buyer or seller, you know when I walk into a home with you I have the experience needed to really help you assess its condition and potential. I bring a lifetime of resources I can call on as needed so together we can make the best decisions for you. My job is to look out for you and I am relentless in that role. I understand that your home is your most valuable and sacred asset.
IF YOU ARE SELLING, I WILL PROFESSIONALLY PHOTOGRAPH AND STAGE YOUR HOME FOR FREE! THAT IMMEDIATELY INCREASES THE VALUE OF YOUR LISTING AS WELL PHOTOGRAPHED AND STAGED HOMES SHOW BETTER, SELL FASTER AND GET TOP DOLLAR PAID!
I fell in love with real estate, building and design at an early age.
My “uncle” was well known architect, Craig Elwood, and I was influenced at a young age by his art and architecture as well as notable architects like Richard Neutra, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright, Schindler, Charles Eames, Eldon Davis, Quincy Jones, Robert Graham, John Lautner, Paul Williams, Richard Meir, and others.
Growing up in Southern California my parents designed and built two spectacular architectural waterfront homes. I was there every step of the way in my early teens helping with project management and my Mother’s interior design work. I learned about construction at an early age from the very best.
Concurrently, I grew up in the packaging industry. My stepfather was a pioneering packaging manufacturing entrepreneur and I would go on to establish a career as a designer, marketer, and supplier of retail and food packaging.
My ability to visualize space and design practical and functional packaging proved invaluable as I transitioned into designing and redesigning homes and restaurants. I was inspired to do so by my wife, a life long interior designer and stager. She convinced me a home was the ultimate package and together we went on to design, stage, remodel and build hundreds of homes and spaces.
My overall experience in and understanding of design, staging, architecture, engineering, geology, construction, and waterfront properties uniquely qualifies me to be an advocate and resources today for buyers and sellers.
Outside of work I have spent a lifetime serving my community as a appointed City Commissioner and as a former or current board member of many non-profits including the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Santa Monica Police Department, Police Activities League, YMCA, SHARE, Santa Monica Parks Foundation, Crossroads Community Foundation/PS Arts, Institute of Packaging Professionals, UCLA Alumni Association, RAND Policy Circle, National Restaurant Association, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, Padres El Cancer, Santa Monica PTA, and more.
In 2010, I was honored to be nominated by my community and selected from thousand’s of submitted applicants to be awarded the National Humanitarian of the Year Congressional Award sponsored by the SBCA. I was presented the award in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on May 5, 2010.
If you are looking for an experienced agent who will work hard and look out for you I am your guy!
I work all of Northern Idaho, Sun Valley and Ketchum.