We all know that real estate agents have their perfect well written “About Me” section on their web site, and social media pages, where they tell you what you think you want to know. I’m also one of those people, hey; it helps to make you look good.
But for my first blog post, I figured I’d get away from the standard about me stuff, and go into a little more detail.
Hi! I’m Rob! (No, not Robert, not Robb (with two B’s), not Bob, that was my grandfather, just plain old Rob) I’m originally from a very, very small town in Illinois, called Dwight. It’s so small that until Google Maps came around, you couldn’t even find it on a map. My grandmother was the Mayor (not even joking) and of the about 300+ people that lived there, I’m related to half of them.
I decided to join the Navy before I even graduated high school. I needed to get out of my small farm town, and wanted to see the world. Well that didn’t exactly happen as planned; I got out of my small town, only to end up in another small town, this time in Pennsylvania. I started out in the galley, but making what seemed like a million tons of pasta sauce at four in the morning wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. So after getting into a little trouble for things that weren’t really my fault, I decided to memorize the UCMJ Book (the military rule book) by heart, and schooled my CO so badly, he offered me a job as an undercover cop with my cover working in the barracks. I loved my job, I loved the Navy and put away some guys who should’ve never been allowed to enlist, but I won’t go into details.
I left the Navy with an honorable discharge, but let’s just say it wasn’t something I had planned on doing. Life after the military wasn’t great for me, I moved around a lot, and couldn’t decide on what I really wanted to do in life.
One night, while I was living in Texas, I saw an ad for Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, and figured that sounded interesting, so why not give it a try. I left for Orlando, Florida about nine months later, learned a lot while I was there, however it still didn’t quite feel like I could do that for the rest of my life, but figured I’d at least try.
I know most people probably think I’m crazy for racking up student loans on something I wasn’t sure I really wanted to do, but I feel like it was destiny for me to be there. Why? I met the love of my life. Yes, my wife Kathryn went to MMI as well. Maybe it was fate, or destiny or whatever you want to call it, but my life started to take a turn for the better after I met her. We graduated, moved to Massachusetts (where she’s from) and got married. However, finding a job in the motorcycle world as the economy started to tank in New England wasn’t easy, so after going to a few real estate seminars, I decided to get my real estate license.
Now not only do I enjoy my life, I enjoy my work. I know, I know, that’s super corny, but it’s true. Real estate allows me to travel around my state, learn about things I’ve never known, and spend time with wife (she’s my assistant). Again, this is going to sound corny, but I love the state of Mass. Sure, it’s not perfect, but I finally feel as though I fit in somewhere. I love the architecture, I love being close to the ocean, I love candlepin bowling, and the people here are fascinating. Sure, people here aren’t always super friendly, but at least you know where you stand with them, and when you need some help, there’s always someone willing to lend a hand.
Now that I’ve made Massachusetts my home, I’m always excited to help others do the same. (As you can tell by now, I’m a corny guy, but hey, it’s all part of my charm!) I work with renters, sellers, buyers and even investors. While I’m willing to travel all over the state, I mostly work in Boston, the burbs, the south coast, and my favorite, the Cape. So if you’re looking to find an apartment, single family home, rehab project or multifamily property, shoot me a text, email or call, and I’ll help in any way I can.
Thanks for reading my first blog post! I’m going to try to keep this thing updated or at least I’ll rope my wife into doing some of it for me too.
Peace, love and calm seas;