Posted October 22, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight
McCuistion Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I started my real estate career in January 2016, so I have been in Real Estate for a year and eight months now.
What is your specialty?
I specialize in helping people buy and sell residential Real Estate and keeping people informed of the local market.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Talk to a knowledgeable Real Estate broker before doing anything!
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
I think every property that I have sold and listed had something unique about it. I’ve sold as much land as a 42 acres parcel, to listing a 4,600 square foot home and a lot in-between. Each unique and offered something different than the other.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate?
I think the most unusual things that I’ve seen was seeing a taxidermied cat sitting in someone’s bedroom while I was showing a client a home. It looked so real, until I went to pet it, it and it was unnaturally firm and didn’t move.
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
The most challenging part of what I do is finding the best fit of a home for each person I work with, as every person is looking for something a little different. That part I really like. It keeps things interesting. The most gratifying part is seeing the smiles of the people and families at the end of a transaction. Whether it’s selling a home, buying a home or doing both at the same time. People can feel overwhelmed during this process and I strive to make it as smooth and stress-free as possible for them.
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
From what I have researched it seems the market in Clark County Washington is still going to be competitive and growing. I’m excited to see what comes of the downtown Vancouver Waterfront development.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
When I am not working my other interests are golf, camping, and trying new restaurants and breweries. All of which I enjoy with my wife to be (8/26/17), Rachel Pranger, friends, and family.
What do you like about living in this area?
I’ve lived in this area my entire life. I’ve watched a lot of people move away and some of them eventually move back. I think it’s the best place to live, especially the summer, which is my favorite season here. There is so much to do and see within two hours or less of Vancouver, the beach, mountain, the Gorge, the rivers. So much greenery and clean bodies of water, which we earn all winter and spring long, roughing it through the rain and some snow.
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
Before my Real Estate career, I worked for a company for nine years that was about training people the correct way and doing the right thing. The company that I am partnered with now has the very same philosophy and I truly agree with and enjoy that.