I grew up mostly in Connecticut and Massachusetts, along with a few years in Ohio. The son of working-class parents, I learned the definition of hard work and commitment at an early age. I work until the work is done. My parents also taught me the value of giving back, and I remember going door to door collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy beginning at age 12.
I started selling stuff in the second grade with my first paper route. When I took it over only about 10 people in my neighborhood got the paper and by the time I gave it up it was well over 100! I was always the kid who sold the most of whatever my school was pedaling for fund raising. I mowed the most lawns, shoveled the most snow and washed the most cars of any kid in town.
In 1985, I graduated Northeastern University in Boston with a dual degree in marketing and finance. After school, I moved to Chicago to help my folks with a small business start-up. I began my corporate career with Proctor and Gamble as a sales associate for their food products division, first in Cincinnati, then in Omaha. From there I landed a sales and marketing position with Polaroid in Tampa.
The remainder of my corporate career was with the Coca-Cola company. I held several sales and marketing leadership positions and received many awards at Coke until I left after 14 years. I simply got tired of moving so much and my wife, Pamela, and I fell in love with Colorado.
I began my real estate career in 2002 with Century 21 where I was rookie of the year. I then went to Keller Williams to be an owner of an office. At KW I held leadership positions including Mentor, Trainer, and Managing Broker. While at KW I built a successful team, and moved out on my own to open Wilson Group Real Estate in 2012.
I see a huge opportunity to run a real estate company more like the businesses and companies I’ve been so fortunate and proud to work for over the years. As such, I built Wilson Group Real Estate with specialized professionals including Outside Sales Agents, an Inside Sales Agent, a Marketing Associate and 3 Administrative Assistants.
I’ve sold over 1000 houses now and have always been in the top 1% of all agents in Colorado and usually across the country as well. I’m experienced and skilled in every kind of residential real estate and some commercial real estate as well. I’m also a professional and certified real estate coach with clients throughout the U.S.
I love teaching and believe in servant leadership. My entire team is highly skilled and trained by me. I require all my Agents to carry 50% more training than the Real Estate Commission requires and they must become Brokers, instead of the typical Broker Associate in other companies.
Finally, I invite you to look over my Company Vision Statement if you have a few minutes. I think it’s important for potential customers and partners to know my core values, and am happy to put them out there for everyone to see.