It was a dark and stormy night! Okay, it might have been night, but, I’m not sure about the stormy part. The point is, I wasn’t born with the dream to carry around a little briefcase and become a real estate agent. My dream was to be a radio and television sportscaster.
And for more than 25 years, I went to the Daytona 500, The Final Four and the Masters. I met Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt, Bob Hope and even President Gerald Ford. However, life has a way of re-writing our stories.
The real estate chapter began in 2001 with my wife, MaryKay. We are now the Spouses That Sell Houses.
People tell us all the time they want a one-story or a two-story house. But, I have learned homes have dozens of stories. In those stories, I find satisfaction, challenge, success, and sometimes failure; but each result helps me to better understand and serve my clients.
As a child… raised by a single mother, I have a heart for the ‘mom client’ that needs a protector, someone to be on her side as she strives to provide a safe and stable home for her children.
As a son… taking care of his mother in her final years, I respect the adult child who later must sell their mother’s last home… and what was their first home.
As a friend… to a family with a special needs child, we have learned he didn’t need granite counter tops or hardwood floors, he needed freedom from the body he was trapped in. It came from a house that few wanted; dead end street, the lovely wooded backyard cut down to make way for a 300 car parking lot, but, used only on Sunday mornings for church goers. Where, for 6/1-2 days of the week, it is the little boy’s sanctuary; it is his haven, his freedom to drive his little blue motorized dune buggy and, for a few minutes, feel like any other kid.
Yes, we buy and sell houses, but, more importantly, we help you find your way home.
We cannot recommend Dan enough! Dan was knowledgeable, intuitive, and extremely patient as we searched for our first home. He was also honest with us about each house, and was very upfront if he felt a home was overpriced or wouldn’t suit our needs. When we found our perfect match, Dan streamlined the entire purchasing process, oversaw all inspections, repairs, and interfaced with all involved parties. We will be recommending Dan and MaryKay to anyone searching for a home in the Winston-Salem area!
Jill & Andy Hale