A little history about David:
My career in real estate started early in life. My father introduced me into the construction business when I was very young. I was taught the art and trade of building a home. When I eighteen I became a real estate agent, then two years later, I became a real estate broker in Kansas and owned and operated my own real estate company in Southeast Kansas. I expanded my career into financial services where I assisted in the deveopment of other financial services companies. I later started my own financial services company in the Kansas City area. I then began working with technology and liked it so much that I decided to focus my career in technology ultimately working for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as the technology manager for eleven plus years. When they downsized, I decided to get back into real estate full time and have been involved in the real estate industry ever since.
I now leverage my construction, financial services and technology background and my real estate business using the internet to the fullest. I believe in giving back to the community, so I sponsor a number of community groups including my church Evangel, located at 1414 E. 103rd St, Kansas City, MO. Located near I-435 and Holmes Road. Their website is www.evangelkc.org.
My hobbies include golf, fishing and being involved in music within my church.
I have a wonderful family, my wife Sharon and son and daugther-in-law, Matthew and Loren, and my daughter, Meghan. Sharon, Meghan and I live in Olathe, and give back to our Olathe community in a number of ways. I belong to the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and several other networking groups and support our Olathe community TLC program. TLC (Temporary Lodging for Children is a very worthwhile cause, take a look at what they do for children at http://www.kidstlc.org/.
My expertise includes construction, real estate, finance and technology.
My construction experience includes the fine art of building a home from footings to roof and everything inbetween. I learned how to mix concrete and pour a foundation. Rough in a home from sill to the rafters. Run the plumbing and electrically, hold up sheet rock with my head while fastening it in place, finish the interior from trim to cabinetry and roof a home on a hot July day. I feel fortunate to have learned a trade that will remain with me for the rest of my life. I can still smell the sweet scent of fresh cut pine and feel the pain of the splinters, smashed fingers and other injuries I wouldn't elaborate on. I'm not trying to brag, just state the facts, so when it comes to real estate, I have a personal relationship with the construction industry.
My experience in finance lead me to become a Certified Financial Planner, real estate broker, stock broker and insurance broker. I was fortunate to be a part of growing business that developed a massive clientle in several states within a short period of time. Our goal was to provide an education to individuals wanting to change the direction of their financial careers with sound principles and lasting values.
My experience and education in the technology industry includes ceritifications in Microsoft and Novell, including CNA, CNE, MCNE and MCP. I spent over 10 years working for the Ewng Marion Kauffman Foundation as the Information Technology Manager with responsibilities from desktop to servers, networks to web development and everything inbetween. I value this period of my life as I learned a great deal about technology and leadership.
Serving as a Real Estate Consultant for the Kansas City Metro area, including Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, and the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, DeSoto, and Gardner area.