I've been a full-time real estate professional for over 11 years, helping hundreds of buyers and sellers in the Phoenix - Scottsdale Arizona area find the home of their dreams or sell their home quickly and profitably.
Prior to real estate I enjoyed a successful career in the corporate world, rising through the ranks from high-tech sales to senior management. Coupled with a degree in Economics, extensive training and certifications, and the best marketing partners in the business, I offer my clients an unsurpassed level of service and expertise.
My clients describe me as knowledgeable and professional, with a manner that is honest, friendly, and easy to work with. When you choose me as your REALTOR®, you'll get in-depth neighborhood and market knowledge, an experienced negotiator, and a team of professionals that share my commitment to excellence. You'll have everything you'll need to make informed decisions and proceed comfortably and effortlessly from start to finish.
I've also held a number of servant leadership roles in my community and my industry. I currently serve at the state level on the 2020-2021 Arizona REALTORS® Diversity & Inclusion Committee, am a graduate of my REALTOR® association's 2020 Leadership Class, and led SEVRAR's award-winning Global Business Council as 2019 Chairman and 2018 Vice Chair. Prior to these I helped to launch and lead the NAGLREP Greater Phoenix Chapter, served on the board of directors of the Phoenix Gay Chamber, and spent three years on the Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council.
Real estate is a very personal business built on trust, and my reputation for excellence was built one relationship at a time. Many of my new clients are referred by past clients who were delighted that I exceeded their expectations. Please visit our Client Reviews for more.
Whether you're buying or selling in the Phoenix - Scottsdale area, I'm committed to your success. I'll make the process simple for you with easy to use tools & technology. I'll help you make sense of all the information out there using the best market data available. And I'll guide you at each step with the insight gained from completing this journey many times before. My mission is to deliver an outstanding real estate experience that you want to tell your friends about.
Please contact me today and let's make your goals and dreams a reality!
Some Trivia About Me
Born in Boston, Mass and moved 10 times before turning 18. I've lived in four states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona) and four foreign countries (Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Iran), experiencing the global lifestyle from an early age.
Graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science. Was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Worked for 18 years in data/IP sales and management, mostly with AT&T and Qwest in Denver. I’m very comfortable with the Internet and “The Cloud” because I helped my clients build it.
Spent five years in finance as a mortgage banker, licensed financial advisor, and bank vice president.
Co-hosted a live weekly radio show – “Real Estate Radio with the Green Team” – for a year on 1480 KPHX, Phoenix’s progressive talk radio station.
Resident of South Scottsdale since 2005 with my partner of 15 years and our two Golden Retrievers.
You'll find me camping, hiking, biking, and pretty much anything outdoors when it’s not 110°. I love to travel and explore, and am a fan of live music and street fairs.
I’ve climbed 12 of Colorado’s “Fourteeners” (mountains over 14,000 ft) and once pedaled my bike 400 miles for the 6-day “Ride the Rockies.”
I have an endless thirst for knowledge, and average one new real estate certification every year on top of the required continuing education. And I'm getting pretty good at speaking Spanish.
SEVRAR Five Million Dollar Producer’s Award
WeSERV Bronze Category Certificate of Achievement
Broker★Agent Advisor Seven Star Award
Broker★Agent Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Realty ONE Group Ruby Award
Realty ONE Group Certificate of Excellence
Keller Williams Silver & Bronze Awards
Zillow 5-Star Agent
Better Business Bureau A+ Rated
My Designations & Certifications
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - The CRS designation is the highest and most respected credential awarded to residential REALTORS® and brokers, and only 3% of agents have earned this. Criteria includes 10+ years as a licensed agent, 150+ closed transactions, extensive initial and continuing education, and membership in the Residential Real Estate Council.
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) - The CIPS designation requires five full-day courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, both inbound to the USA and abroad. Designees are part of an international referral network of over 4,400 agents in 50+ countries.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) - Awarded by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the premier independent authority in training and designation for real estate agents serving affluent clients in the luxury residential market. Earning the CLHMS designation requires specialized, upper-tier training and expertise with a proven track record of sales in the luxury home and estate market .
Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) - Designed for REALTORS® who work in resort and vacation destinations. The certification provides tools and training to facilitate the buying and selling of investment, retirement, and second home properties.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) - Educates agents on how to properly and ethically serve the needs of clients aged 50+. Provides tools, partner resources, and networking opportunites across the US and Canada.
NAR Green - The Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources, and tools to find, understand, and market properties with green features.
EcoBroker Certified - The premier green designation for real estate professionals. In-depth training and partner resources to evaluate and implement energy efficient, eco-friendly housing solutions.
iReal Estate Pro™️ Certified (iREP) - Enables REALTORS® to provide sellers with ALL their selling options, including the ability to obtain multiple cash offers from institutional buyers and compare those with traditional sales methods.
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) - Training and resources from the National Association of REALTORS® to help distressed sellers avoid foreclosure by negotiating a short sale with their lenders.
At Home With Diversity (AHWD) - Training to work effectively within today's diverse real estate market. The focus is on fair and equal housing for everyone, and on building awareness, sensitivity, and appreciation of cultural differences.
Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) - CIAS designees have undergone extensive training in the finances of real estate investing to help real estate investors streamline the process of finding and evaluating investment properties to maximize their profits. This designation was retired in 2020.
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) - A CDPE has a thorough understanding and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners, and the processes required to achieve successful short sales with a wide variety of lenders. This designation was retired in 2020, but was the backbone of my success during the Great Recession.
My Leadership & Associations
2020-2021 Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, Arizona REALTORS® - This committee's mission is to provide diversity and leadership training to REALTORS® across all of Arizona by hosting educational and networking events, promoting fair housing practices and advocating for all.
2020 Leadership Class Graduate, West & Southeast REALTORS® of the Valley (WeSERV) - Created in 2004, each year the Leadership Program permits only a limited number of participants to engage in a ten-week journey designed to provide a unique, in-depth perspective on leadership, all the entities involved in Arizona real estate, and what it takes to be a leader in our community. WeSERV is the 5th largest REALTOR® association in the country.
2019 Chairman and 2018 Vice Chair of the Global Business Council at Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR, now WeSERV) - Global Business Councils are groups within the local REALTOR® boards of NAR dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for their members to build awareness of the global business opportunities within their own market, and to host the classroom training required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. There are over 130 councils nationwide, and ours was awarded GOLD status 3 years in a row.
2019-2021 Vice President, National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Greater Phoenix Chapter - Established in 2007, NAGLREP is the original and largest organization representing the LGBTQ+ real estate community. It includes over 2800 members and serves over 75,000 website visitors every month. It also advocates for fair and equal housing at the federal, state and local level.
2010-2012 Board of Directors, Phoenix Gay Chamber of Commerce - Now called Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, this is the oldest LGBTQ+ non-profit chamber of commerce in the country. It provides an inclusive business environment by fostering growth, visibility, outreach, and professional development opportunites for the LGBT and allied communities.
2010-2012 Keller Williams Associate Leadership Council - The Keller Williams ALC or Agent Leadership Council is made up of the top 20% of agents in each market center. This dynamic ‘board of directors’ is actively involved in the leadership decisions that make the office more productive and profitable.
Member of Trusted Advisor University since 2013 - TAU members are the most educated real estate professionals in Metro Phoenix, who meet monthly to gain insight and updates from Tina Tambour of the Cromford Report and other top industry professionals. The Cromford Report is the most in-depth real estate market analysis tool available, yet is only used by 1% of Valley REALTORS®.
Member of Mensa since 1985 - Mensa is the high IQ society, with membership only granted to those who score in the top 2% of standardized intelligence tests. Its stated mission is to identify and foster intelligence for the benefit of humanity, and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for members.