Photography by Juwan Platt
I love being a realtor because..
Having been raised in Savannah, I have a built-in network of friends and contacts that are always buying and selling real estate. Don’t tell the competition, but this gives me an unfair advantage. Excluding, the Southside, there is not another agent that I know of who knows more about what is happening real estate wise here in downtown, mid-town, islands and the beach.
Any real estate tips?
We are not in a “flip” environment yet but the market has definitely rebounded off the bottom so now could not be a better time to get in the game. If you are holding real estate as an investment, hold it… if you are looking to buy, pull the trigger.
Favorite neighborhood in Savannah?
I have lived on Whitemarsh Island since moving out of my parent’s house at the Landings back in the mid 80’s. The Island life provides convenience to Savannah and the beach and there are great places to grocery shop, and eat out. We are members of the Savannah Yacht Club, Wilmington Island Club, and the YMCA and so my family’s passion for exercise, boating, tennis, and golf are all fulfilled within minutes of our front door. We currently live in the Bradley Point area and we could not imagine living anywhere else!
I can’t live without…
My wife, kids, and immediate family, my golf clubs and my job!
Being happy in Savannah.
I love walking with my wife in the vast ocean forest trail park on Whitemarsh Island that the Demere family donated some years back.. I love the guys that I have been playing golf with for the last 25 years… I love playing tennis with my 13 year old twin girls… There is nothing better than having a meaningful conversation with my 19 year old son who is a freshman in college and smart beyond his years. I love coming to work with my broker Lori Judge. She is so dynamic and I have gained so much from her wisdom and I am 20 years older than her! So many things in this great town make me so happy!
Favorite tools of the trade?
My 7 wood and my putter! Oh, you mean professionally? My smart phone!
Savannah is an amazing city because…
It has so much to offer. We have a beach that is minutes from downtown that is clearly one of the best stretches of sand on the east coast. We have untouched barrier islands that are minutes away by a small boat. We have an interesting history and my wife’s family, which goes back nine generations here, is such a cool part of it! Our economy is thriving, our port is bustling, and the tourism industry is second to none. Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?