RE/MAX North Country Real Estate, Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors (UPAOR) Experience:
Real estate sales and appraisal has been my full time occupation since January of 1980. I began my career working for West State Wide Real Estate Inc. I purchased the business in 1994. I ran the business successfully for 20 years until selling to the current owner Danelle Dove. I now am an associate broker for Danelle & ReMax North Country at the same location. Due to the diverse nature of our area, I am experienced in listing and selling all types of real estate in a wide range of values. These include homes, cabins, vacant land, large acreage, water front, & commercial. My largest sale was $4.0 million and my smallest sale was $1,500. Education:
I attended Michigan Technological University graduating in 1977 with an associateís degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. I was licensed as a Michigan real estate salesperson in January of 1980, licensed as an associate broker in October of 1986, became a Michigan "Licensed appraiser" on 2/3/92. I became a Michigan Certified Residential Appraiser in April of 2007. I have worked in the real estate field in sales, appraisal, management, etc. as a full time occupation since 1980. I was certified as a State of Michigan level one assessor in May of 1985. I was licensed as a residential Builder/Contractor in June of 1984. Maintenance of the brokerís license requires 6 hours of continuing education each year. Maintenance of the Appraisal license requires 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years. . I have taken numerous educational courses and seminars relating to real estate. Total State approved classroom hours as of 4/6/09: 268 hours. Professional Associations:
UPAOR - MAR - NAR Personal Information:
I am 59 years old. I was born and raised in Crystal Falls and I represent the 4th generation of Westís that have lived & worked in the Iron County area. I currently sit on the Crystal Falls Township Zoning and Planning board and am a member of the Knights of Columbus and Iron County Ultreya. In the past I have been active in Rotary, the Crystal Falls Downtown Development Authority, the Crystal Falls Business Association, and the Iron County Brownfield Authority. I am also active in my local church and Cursillo. I am married to Vicki celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We have 3 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren.