Get to Know BrettGrowing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa, Brett knew he could use the hard work ethic he learned from his parents who were both furniture factory workers to put him in a position where he could control his own future and career. He hadn’t yet graduated highschool when he decided a path in real estate, and a life in California was for him. Brett chose the University of Northern Iowa for their degree programs in both Communication Studies and Real Estate. Always willing to take on more, Brett took on the challenge of obtaining his real estate license while still in college and by his junior year, Brett was closing deals in between college classes. Brett credits much of his success to always being surrounded by incredible mentors. His first broker manager was former president of the Iowa Association of Realtors, taking Brett under his wing to teach him about the business.
Upon graduating college, Brett moved home and continued selling real estate where he was connected with an individual who not only became a client in Iowa, but a mentor. This client while from Iowa, lives primarily in California where he manages his extensive portfolio of investment properties in Palo Alto and Carmel by the Sea. This client offered Brett an opportunity to move to Palo Alto and manage an investment property office. Brett jumped at the opportunity to now take the next step in following his goals to live in California. After spending several years managing this company Downtown Palo Alto where Brett was responsible for overseeing the renovation of dozens of single family and multi-unit properties, leases, office activities, marketing, and day-to-day operations, Brett made the planned return back to real estate sales full-time.