Education and Current Professional Affiliations
Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, (long ago)
Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University '78
Member, Corpus Christi Association of Realtors (since 2006)
Member, Texas Association of Realtors (since 2006)
Member, National Association of Realtors (since 1998)
Married 39 years; Wife Diane is a retired teacher.
Sons Steven and Gregory have left home for adulthood
I will provide my clients with the timely information and advice they need to become confident, competent buyers and sellers.
I’m a Realtor® specializing in selling Padre Island real estate. I relocated from Michigan to Corpus Christi after “shopping” warm coastal communities from the Carolinas to the Rio Grande in 2006. I chose Padre Island. It’s affordable, suburban, has good city services, possesses many cultural opportunities, has good medical facilities, and is not yet “clogged up”—it’s possible to get anywhere in the town of 300,000+ within 30 minutes. Just about every restaurant chain or retail chain outlet is located “over the bridge” [not on the island], except I’ve found no Waffle Houses in South Texas.
The ambience on the Island is quite different than the rest of the state, probably because native Texans may be in the minority. Everyone waves—it’s a part of that “Texas friendly” thing. It’s hard to count the population on Padre Island, because over half are not here all the time. Residents include local suburbanites, full-time retirees, summer-home folks from inland Texas, “Winter Texans” from up North, and second home folks from all over. Ball caps outnumber Stetsons 50 to 1 on the island. The local business association has declared the Island a NO [NECK]TIE ZONE. The top reasons folks move away from Padre Island are #1) their grandchildren live too far away and #2) they haven't learned to fish.