America's Caribbean Realty - St Thomas, VI - April 2013 - Present
Real Solutions - Sales Agent - St Thomas, VI - October 2012 - April 2013
Reno Rancho Realty LLC – Broker/Owner – Reno, Nevada May 2006 - June 2012 • 2011 – Sold 265 Homes and was the #3 ranking real estate agent for units sold in the entire Northern Nevada Multiple Listing Service (apprx. 2,200 agent members). • 2010 – Sold 257 homes and was the #1 ranking real estate agent for units sold in the entire Northern Nevada Multiple Listing Service (apprx. 2,200 agent members). • REO Listing Broker for corporate clients including: Fannie Mae, Indymac Federal Bank, Atlas REO, GRP (Sallie Mae), Equity Point, American Home Mortgage Servicing. • Did not have an assistant or any office personnel, I was personally responsible for every transaction. • Additionally as broker, I managed four full time sales agents. Keller Williams Group One Realty – Salesperson – Reno, Nevada May 2004 - May 2006 • 2006 1st Quarter Top Producer Reno $7.6 Million in Sales for Keller Williams Group One • 2006 1st Quarter Top Listing Agent by Dollar Volume for Keller Williams Group One • 2006 1st Quarter Top Listing Agent by Number of Units for Keller Williams Group One • 2005 Top Listing Agent Award for Keller Williams Reno (180 Agents!) • 2005 National Keller Williams Double GOLD Top Agent Achiever • 2005 Keller Williams Capper Club Member • Received the "Keller Williams Rising Star 2004 Award" Grand Targhee Ski Resort – Group Sales and Internet Marketing – Alta, Wyoming Nov 2000 – Oct 2003 • Responsible for generating group sales primarily through internet marketing • Implemented technology solutions for room bookings and activity reservations EDUCATION: • BS in Marketing - The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993 • Elementary Education Teaching Certificate - The University of Colorado at Boulder – 1997
I was born and raised in New Jersey. Having loved skiing, I left New Jersey to go to the University of Colorado, Boulder where I completed my BS in Marketing in 1991. Twelve years later I found myself still in Boulder, that is until I took a ski trip to Grand Targhee in March 2000 and then moved to Driggs, Idaho in August 2000. I found myself with a position at Grand Targhee as an Internet Sales/Group Sales person. I have never experienced snow as great as Grand Targhee. With over 500 inches of snow a year, I skied many powder days. After three great years at Grand Targhee, I decided to move on to the next challenge, finding dream homes for folks like me.
A year after I moved there I met my wife Shannon. We were married in July 2003. Shannon moved here from New York City, after completing her MBA at Stanford, to escape the rat race. Shannon worked at the Four Seasons Residence Club at Jackson Hole, where she was the operations manager. She was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. Along with Shannon came two horses, a wedding gift from her father.
Shannon and I were very happy living here there. Although we didn't have many career opportunities as we would in an urban center. We found in Ski magazine an article about Reno being a ski town, so we decided to give Reno a try. Shown at the left was with our three labrador retrievers, Blazer, Chuck and Bristol (All Adopted). I had been involved with Lab Rescue through various orginizations throughout Reno. As a result we ended up with three more, Sadie a yellow, Dakota a chocolate and Bo Peep. All have since passed except for Bo Peep, and recently added Chukar from a shelter in NC.
We choose to buy horse property in Reno, and found Rancho Haven on Red Rock Rd to be a good match. I was a realtor with Keller Williams Group One Realty from April 2004 - April 2006 where I gained valuble experience. I finally decided to pursue my dream of working for myself and opened Reno Rancho Realty on May 2nd, 2006. Shannon helped me open the doors and was a broker salesman with the company! Our weekends consisted of horseback riding in the summer and skiing in the winter along with spending time with our four labs. In 2009, we were on a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean where we had a stop in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. We loved our day here and four months later we purchased a home there. It was fully rented at the time and was purchased as an investment with the intent of moving down to the Virgin Islands. In 2010 we had a vacancy and lived in the house for a week before realizing we needed a much needed renovation. I ended up staying for 3 months and fell in love the island living. This began our frequent trips to visit our house. In January 2012, we made the decision to shut down our brokerage in Reno and move to our home in St Thomas full time. 4 months later, the dogs were in St Thomas. We are living the dream here in St Thomas. If you visit my blog page, there are past posts that document this entire move!
In April 2013, Ken opened the doors to America's Caribbean realty as the owner broker. this is ken's second brokerage that he has owned and looks forward to serving the needs of buyers and sellers of the us virgin islands.
We can honestly say we are living the dream life here. Contact me about making your dream life a reality too. As Warren Miller said, "If you don't do it now, you will be another year older".