While growing up in a small town West of Rochester, NY, my brothers and I spent a lot of time with our Dad remodeling the family home. Popular Mechanics magazine and This Old House on PBS were main staples in our house. My dad was always looking for ways to create a more energy efficient home, and exploring different methods of construction and remodeling.
I’ve lived in the Greater Rochester area all of my life, but didn’t move to the city until 2002. At that point, I rented for a couple of years, planting myself in different neighborhoods. If you immerse yourself in an environment, you quickly learn how the natives live, and I really enjoyed exploring different parts of the South East Quadrant.
I finally purchased my first home in the Highland Park Neighborhood in 2004. It was the “dog of the neighborhood” – a duplex that needed a lot of updating. Part of that great experience was becoming an active member of the neighborhood association. Through that experience I’ve come to appreciate the vital role these groups play in stabilizing neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods encourage the development of public transportation, drive small business growth, and inspire a sense of community.
When I work with someone selling their house or looking to purchase a home, my first and foremost objective is to educate. Especially for first-time homebuyers, there’s a great deal to learn about home ownership and the transaction process.
My goal is to help you achieve your dream of home ownership, while at the same time work towards developing a community we can all be proud of – one that we’ve all invested in, and have a stake in.