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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
1) How often do you volunteer & where?
I volunteer monthly with local pet adoption initiatives, and I've adopted two wonderful dogs myself. I volunteer weekly with local organizations like the Glendale Kiwanis (Board Member), Glendale Chamber of Commerce (active developer), the local youth outreach at my church, and schools all over New York City as a career development mentor. I volunteer daily by assigning my office as a food collection drop off site that provides much needed supplies to local food pantries. We currently have a list of 8 food pantries that service over 5,000 needy families on a weekly basis. I've also partnered up with ACN because of their Project Feeding Kids program, which is dedicated to helping end childhood hunger right here at home.
2) How do you help your clients?
We solve problems. Try us. If you know someone who has any real estate related issue they need help with, we will provide the service that solves it or direct them to the right professional that will find the right solution. We pride ourselves in the fact that we've partnered up with the most experienced and client-service-driven professionals in real estate.
3) What are you known for?
I would say our team is best known for providing a timely and professional service that focuses more on the client's need than on the money we make. We are also well known in the community for requiring that every one of our team members choose a charity to donate 10% of their income to.
4) What inspires you?
I'm a family man. I am the proud father of 7 and proud grandfather of 3 and I'm only 44 years of age. Leaving a legacy they can be proud of after I'm gone. That inspires me.
5) What are 3 of your favorite songs
1. Seasons of Love from Rent
2. Rapper's Delight by The Sugarhill Gang (could not stop myself from dancing)
3. Giannis Ploutarxos - Ola Se Sena Ta Vrika (last time I believed in love)
6) Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
I am much more of the hunter than the gatherer, although I do have an excellent green thumb for cultivating as well.
7) What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
I can touch my nose with my tongue (that's my 8 year old daughter's answer). The most interesting thing about me? Perhaps it is my extreme love for trying new things. I have a bucket list of 10,000 things I must do before I call it quits. That will keep me busy until I'm about 107.
8) What do you work toward in your free time?
I believe in self development. I do not watch much TV (Met's games with my family & Walking Dead for a Sundays a year). I spend much of my free time developing my relationship with my children, chasing my passion of creating the best food ever, and taking in as much intellectual material (books, videos, seminars, recordings, blogs, etc.) to become a better me tomorrow than I was today.
9) If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I would probably be a killer whale. You see, the ocean is the last unexplored frontier on Earth. As a killer whale, I would have the ability to explore it in ways that man has yet to accomplish, the brain to process what I've explored, the social status of not having to worry about predators cutting my life's adventure short, the ability to breath air and survive under water for long periods of time, and the ability to communicate with other killer whales. The only downfall is the expected lifespan of 17 years for a male. If I had to choose an extremely close second, it would have to be the bald eagle. Again, while the life span is much shorter than that of a human (about 20 years), it is still long in the animal kingdom. The experience of flight, the exercise of strength, the enhanced eyesight, the hunter's life, and the intelligence level is a great trade off to the shortened life span. Of course the bald eagle's status as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks makes it all the more attractive to me.
10) What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
My father and I laughed so hard for no reason at all and didn't stop until we both almost passed out. I seriously do not know what we were laughing at. This was simply one of those contagious laughter moments that lucky people get to experience.
11) Name an accomplishment
I've raised 7 children in New York City and they've never gone to bed hungry. Neither have any of my neighbor's children (as long as I had access to them).