Mailing Address 1331 W Omaha St Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701
Office Phone 605-343-7653
Licensed in 1998
Being a second generation real estate agent, I have spent my life involved in the business of helping clients buy or sell their personal homes. I began my career under the guidance of my father, a former 20+ year owner of a local Century 21 franchise. I quickly learned the value of each client relationship through his patience and dedication. Although technology has transformed the real estate industry since I began, the fundamentals remain the same for any successful broker. I find success more in listening than speaking. I find that clients are more likely to refer their friends and family after you've proven the value of your services to them personally. I find personal satisfaction in providing the results that my clients desire. I am grateful for each client and will work tirelessly to exceed all expectations whether searching for a first home, analyzing investment property, buying or selling the family business, development projects or corporate partnerships.Making the Move - 2002
After spending the first two years working directly under my father's license, it was time to expand. Still operating under his license, I became the designated broker for the firm, opened my own office and began to recruit new agents who would be accountable to me. I quickly found that I preferred working directly with clients rather than training new agents to do so on my behalf, particularly with the limited resources of a small brokerage. I determined that my goal was to surround myself with the professionalism and knowledge that only experienced agents had to offer. I had established myself in the area and was ready to take my business to the next level. It became clear that RE/MAX of Rapid City was the only firm in the area that met all the criteria I had established for this critical career choice. In May of 2002, my career permanently changed for the better as I joined the hardest working group of professional, full-time agents in the area.Professional Development
Making the move to RE/MAX allowed me to work for my clients in a way I'd never experienced before. I began to research and implement business practices which afforded me more personal time to devote to clients and professional development. From the beginning of my career, I had been a member of the National Association of Realtors and through it a member of both SDAR (South Dakota Association of Realtors) as well as BHAR (Black Hills Association of Realtors). I had attended local events and meetings and had a general understanding of the benefits of membership. However, in daily practice, I had not made a significant connection to the real value of participation.
In 2007, the owner of RE/MAX of Rapid City, Gene Hensley, presented me the opportunity to purchase the business that I had grown so much within. What Gene had created in his 20 years as owner was a "destination" office for agents who had proven their abilities in the real estate market and it took very little time for me to humbly accept this incredible opportunity.
As Rapid City continued to grow, the need for growth in our office became apparent. Each individual office at our Jackson Blvd location had been full for long before I had purchased the business. There were top producing agents who had expressed a desire to join our team.