Part of being a good real estate agent is knowing the market and the community that you are working in. I have had the pleasure of putting down roots in two particular communities in southeastern Wisconsin - Mukwonago and Waterford. Through the years I have really gotten to know the people and neighborhoods in these communities, and feel very comfortable helping people buy and sell homes there.
I have lived in Mukwonago the majority of my life. My family moved here from Milwaukee in 1972. I attended Clarendon Elementary School, Parkview Middle School, and Mukwonago High School. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, I lived in Milwaukee and Washington, DC for stretches before returning to Mukwonago. My wife is a teacher now at my old elementary school and my kids attend Rolling Hills Elementary School I have kept busy in the community as a coach for the Mukwonago Area Soccer Club, and as a coach with the Junior Indian basketball club. I consider it my home, and I have watched it grow from a small rural town to the thriving, growing community it is today.
Due to my first career as a teacher, Waterford has become my second home. I have been a high school Social Studies teacher in Waterford for the past 25 years. In addition to teaching there I have coached boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and girls golf. In that time I have met a tremendous number of wonderful people. I have always felt very welcomed and comfortable there, which has made me feel at home. Waterford has also seen quite a bit of growth in that time, and I am proud to be a part of that community as well.
After a long teaching career, I feel as though it is time in my life for a new challenge. I'm far too young to retire, and I have always been very interested in house hunting. From different times that my wife and I have considered moves, I found that I enjoy staying up-to-date with the market and homes available on it. Mukwonago and Waterford were the communities we were looking in, so I have kept tabs on homes there in particular.
My career in teaching has prepared me well for this next phase of my life. Teaching is about building relationships and learning how to work well with people. It is also about juggling a large number of responsibilities, meeting grading deadlines, keeping accurate records, and being flexible to changing situations. Skills that I have developed in these areas will help me in this new career in real estate.
Though I may be new to real estate, I am not new to the communities I serve. I am confident that my knowledge of the area, my interpersonal and organizational skills, my extensive training, and the support I receive from d'aprile properties will make working with me a positive experience for you. I look forward to helping you sell your existing home, and am here to help you find a new home that perfectly fits your needs.