I began my real estate career in 1971 here in Skagit County. In those days we "specialized" in whatever we could list or sell - and learned a lot about real estate as a result. In 1977 I started David James Realty with a partner, and assumed sole ownership in 1980. We were a strong and successful independent company, and for twelve years we passed on franchise offers from the national companies.
Then, in 1989, we found a truly different company and jumped at the chance to become a Windermere affiliate. Windermere's philosophy and business style were - and are - a match for ours, with emphasis on quality service, strong agent support, and high ethical standards. Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley has, since our start in 1977, been a market leader in the measures of production that define a successful business. More importantly, we have a whole office full of agents who enjoy their work, and an ever-growing list of happy customers as a result. That is our best measure of success.
Over the years I've taken an active interest in both professional and community opportunities: *BA degree, University of Washington, 1969 *GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) *CRS (Certified Residential Specialist, National Association of Realtors) *CCIM (Certified Commercial/Investment Member, National Association of Realtors) *Course Instructor for Windermere Education *Member of Skagit County, Washington State, and National Association of Realtors *Realtor of the Year, 1981 *Member and Past President, Skagit County Association of Realtors *Member and Past President, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce *Member and Past Director, Economic Development Association of Skagit County *Member and Past President, Mount Vernon Rotary Club