Persistence

The experts say that I need to tell my story and show how I’m different.

Problem is, I’ve never been one to toot my own horn.

That said, perhaps they are right so I will try and tell my story here.

I grew up on a ranch on the little devils river off of Hwy 479 near Harper, TX.

When I was 17 I flew to Madrid and spent about 6 months living and working in the oil field in places like Port Gentil, Gabon, West Africa, Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and Aberdeen Scotland.

After that, I moved back to Harper, and got my GED at Schreiner College and worked in Ozona, TX for Dual Drilling.

In 1976 I joined the Navy as a Radioman where I attended Boot Camp in San Diego, CA.

Spent 6 years on board the USS W. S. Sims FF-1059 and most of that time we were underway in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Found out that I was good with technology.

After that, I got out of the navy in Bath Maine and worked at bath iron works as a marine electrician and then as an electronics technician for Fairbanks Weighing Division.

During the recession of 84, we moved to Odessa TX where I ran a hot shot truck in the oil field until I could find a electronics position.

I went to work for a company doing mil-spec burn in testing of integrated circuits for Texas Instruments and I worked my way up to the collateral positions of document control, QA Engineer and Internal Auditor.

During that time I taught myself how to do database programming.

After a layoff in 1988, I found myself working as a contract programmer where I worked in places like Boston, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, St. Paul, Chicago, Charlotte, San Antonio, Austin and other places until 2003.

I had never gone a day without work during those years.

In 1999 I bought my first home in Las Vegas.

In 2000 I had to sell it because I couldn’t find a contract to work.

In 2001 I was back working again and I bought a similar house down the road and I was back again, or so I thought.

In 2003 I had to sell it because I couldn’t find a contract to work.

I mention this because I want you to understand that I obtained my Real Estate License in 2006 because I had put my faith in a realtor who had used my lack of knowledge of housing conditions to profit at my expense and I never wanted to be in that position again.

The years from 2003 till 2019 have been hell as there are significant changes happening to our ability to provide a living for ourselves that are caused by companies sending our best paying jobs to other countries which decreases the jobs available here in America and importing a tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining good paying jobs which also decreases the jobs available to our citizens here at home.

I still have the same hunger that I had when I was younger to build a better lifestyle for myself and others.

And I am more determined than ever to overcome the obstacles that have been thrown in my path.

And I believe these are traits that will help you when you decide to sell your property simply because I will find a way to make your dream a reality if there is any way possible to make it happen.