It's your money, why not use my 40+ years of professional experience?
Lynn Kramar, presents contrasting blends of traditional and then the not so traditional.
Traditional: Classic education consisting of a BS in chemical engineering followed by an MBA with emphasis in Quantitative Analysis.
Not so traditional: After a successful, early career in banking he sold his controlling interest and looked at two options. Obtaining his PhD or writing his first book, creating his first commercial business software program and the snow skiing at Lake Tahoe. As to his choice between the options, he just says, ‘Well, you don’t have to call me Dr.’
Traditional: Banking…when banking was still an honorable profession. Chairman of the Board and president of two different banks.
Not so traditional: The bank’s annual advertising budget was only $100.00. That budget purchased the most expensive ad in the local high school’s Senior Annual. However, his bank grew in financial size at twice the peer group’s average. The marketing strategy was simply ‘We do what we say, when we said we would.’ Uncommon customer service and relevant product offerings drove the bank’s marketing success.
Traditional: Independent consultant to the technology side of banking.
Not so traditional: As an independent consultant he actually made money.
In the late 1980’s he became involved in condominiums. It is just easiest to list his experience.
Rented a vacation condo.
Purchased a vacation condo and occupied it ‘temporarily’ for 8 years.
Was president of Condominium Owners Association for 10 years
Moved into a home and became a landlord as he rented the condo.
Lynn became very knowledgeable about condo property management when his wife, JULS, became manager of 4 different condominium complexes.
Lynn says, ‘When your spouse becomes a property manager, you become involved. Especially at 3:00 AM when the phone rings.'
Lynn became general manager of a luxury condominium complex located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a position he held for 8 years.
At the behest of the management company he worked for, he orchestrated another condominium complex’s transition from one management company to another.
Lynn currently consults to condo regimes and developers.
Lynn teaches real estate agents about condominiums in a continuing education course he developed called, not surprisingly, Condo 101.
He also is an active RE/MAX agent in the Port Aransas, Mustang Island and Uppper Padre Island regions of the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico.