They say you can't go home again, but for me it was exactly the right thing to do. I grew up farming, fishing and playing in all the open spaces this area has to offer. I left for a number of years, but as my kids began to become teenagers I realized what a great place La Grande and the Grande Ronde Valley can be for raising a family. I met my wife, Shawna, here and we spent many weekends following all four kids to sporting events throughout the area. We learned a lot about all of the local schools and towns and became acquainted with many people who have since become friends and clients. Many of our best friends started out as real estate clients.
What great fun life in this area can be! I love to fish, wander around in the mountains right outside the backdoor, play a very poor game of golf, follow high school sports and when the weather is bad you can find me in my shop woodworking.
In 1995, which seems like such a long time ago, I got my real estate license and started working in this business. Then in 2002, Shawna and I, along with our dear friends Don and Becky Keeling, opened the RE/MAX office in La Grande. It turned out to be a great opportunity for me to use the many years of background in the area in a way that benefits the clients we represent. I absolutely love being around people and enjoy helping them through what, for many is the biggest financial decision they will ever make.
They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. With the incredible group of people in our office, Shawna and all the amazing people I have met along the way, I have discovered this statement is ABSOLUTELY TRUE!
If you are buying or selling in Union County, whether it's your first home, investment property and 1031 Exchanges, farms and ranches or bare ground, call me - I have the experience and expertise to see your transaction through to a successful end!