Growing up in rural Mississippi on a cattle farm instilled in me an appreciation for nature at an early age, and my degree in Landscape Contracting from Mississippi State University allowed me to develop this passion into a career that kept me exactly where I wanted to be – outside!
Opportunity proved to be plentiful in the Dallas, Texas area, where my fulfilling 32 year Landscape Contracting career included time at North Haven Gardens, and John R. Ross Co., and extensive work at Exceptional Landscapes, Inc. I enjoyed my work in an urban gardening environment, and I learned project management, inside sales (Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Course), interpersonal skills (Client Relations and Personnel Management), and technical skills (Professional Licensed Landscaper, Licensed Irrigator and Commercial Chemical Applicator License) as I handled the entire process from start to finish. Our company philosophy was to seek clients as friends and customers for life. I bring these skills and philosophy with me to my new endeavor.
After 3 decades of often physically demanding landscaping work, my roots in country living were calling me out of the city. During my transition from Dallas to East Texas – a region very similar to my hometown – I earned a Real Estate Sales Certificate and became a licensed Real Estate Agent, with the goal of helping people achieve the American Dream, whether it be their first or second home on lake front, backing up to a nice golf course, or investing in a Farm or Ranch property. For most people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will ever make, and my own story of hard work with the ever-present hope of moving back to the idyllic countryside means that I understand just how much it takes to make such a decision.
I look forward to bringing buyers and sellers to the closing table with the backing of RE/MAX, a company that is one of the most recognizable and trusted firms in the real estate industry. Honesty and integrity are paramount in any contract negotiation. Contact me today to start your journey!