Posted December 4, 2016 in Realtor Spotlight
Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Washington & Oregon
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I obtained my Washington License in 2013 at the age of 20 while attending Washington State University. I then obtained my Oregon License in 2015. I was very fortunate to start working full time while finishing school during evening classes at the beautiful Washington State University Vancouver Campus. Go Cougs!
What is your specialty?
I work as a member of the Nick Redinger Real Estate team where we specialize in land development and residential real estate sales. My role is listing specialist and representing buyers of residential home and land sales. I currently represent local custom homebuilder Pyramid Homes. I also have worked very closely with first time home-buyers and hosted first time home buyer educational classes.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
I like to keep things very simple, the number one tip I tell people when looking to buy a home is write down on paper what they’re looking for in a new home. Or if they’re looking to sell a home I tell them to write down the goals of selling the home and what they are trying to accomplish. Often times there is a lot of outside influence when buying or selling a home. Only the person buying or selling the home truly knows what is best for them. This exercise can greatly help them maintain focus of the end goal throughout the process.
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
The most unique property that I’ve ever listed is currently for sale off of Blue Sky Drive in Washougal. It is an airstrip community featuring paved gated entry, breath taking unobstructed 270-degree views, access to a 2000-foot airstrip. We also have hundreds of other residential lots closer in town in the preliminary phases and under construction. For more information give me a call!
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
Currently the most challenging aspect of our local market is the lack of inventory. It has created a small pool of homes to choose from for first time homebuyers, which in turn has lead to very fast sales and requires close attention to the market. I do my best to be readily available day or night in this aggressive fast paced market. The most gratifying aspect of what I do is meeting new people, getting to know and building new relationships with them. I feel very fortunate to get to meet so many great people.
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
There are a lot of subdivisions currently in the entitlement phase or under construction in Clark County, which I believe will help with the low levels of inventory. This increase of inventory should lead to more gradual increase in prices which will help keep the county affordable for everyone.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and our two dogs. My hobbies include anything related to motorsports or auto racing, playing basketball, reading, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
What do you like about living in this area?
I’ve lived in Clark County my entire life. I love the small town feel, yet the proximity to the city, beaches, mountains, and national parks provides options for everyone’s lifestyle. It’s always a nice surprise to bump into a friend or family member at the local supermarket down the street!
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
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