After attaining a degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005, I launched myself into the world of Real Estate. Within a year I was the top performing loan officer at my company and one of the top producers in the State of Texas. Teaching not only my clients about the loan process but also Realtors how to draw up their contracts and how the financing aspect of a home purchase became a large part of the job.
I purchased my first home soon after and began looking for investment properties. Since then I have built my own portfolio of commercial and residential properties that I actively manage. While at the same time helping numerous clients learn the different ways to invest in Real Estate that would best suit them and advising them along the way with that as well. Luckily when the subprime industry imploded I was able to transition myself away from mortgage banking to helping these clients with their properties along with my own.
This is when I found my love for teaching and educating others about Real Estate. My friends and clients would call me with their questions about their own homes especially if they were buying, selling, and sometimes investing in real estate. It would of course include the financing side of things, but more often than not it would be explaining the basics of home ownership, or what to do before they were ready to buy or sell their home. What you might not know, is that getting your license as a Realtor teaches you nothing about actually owning a house, how to handle possible hiccups that comes with ownership. That is what you learn from experience.
One day I was talking to a good friend of mine about their home buying experience, and answering their questions. After talking with them several times about problems that were coming up, they finally asked me to talk to their Realtor. A long conversation explaining what needed to be done and who to contact finally resulted in a smooth transaction for my friend and a thank you from their agent. When things were finally closed they asked me, “Why don’t you have your license? You’re great at this.” Needless to say, the rest is history and leads me to where we are today.
I believe in educating people in all of the ins and outs of Real Estate, so they know how they can make the best decisions. Thanks to my wealth of experience and desire to teach you will have the answers you need. This is why I started LoneStarHousingTips.com. It is meant to cover all of the basics of home ownership – whether that’s owning, buying, selling, or investing in Real Estate. Feel free to ask anything else that’s not covered on our site or that you do not understand. I look forward to helping you with your Real Estate needs.