It’s really amazing how much your life can transform in a short time. For me, like many of you, the biggest transformation was when I started a family. That all began for me when I married my wife Tracy in 1989. She’s an incredibly positive person and a great source of daily support; she is also a great mother to our three sons.
When you have children, you discover a new mindset of caring for others while still maintaining yourself. Your priorities change as you take on the role of provider, nurturer, and role model. That’s what you strive for: to raise your children well, to teach them right from wrong, and to give them opportunities and skills to succeed on their own.
For me, being blessed with three healthy boys has been a dream come true. Our goals in raising our boys was to teach them how to be good people and how to interact with others. We strived for them to be respectful, to take pride in themselves and their country, and to be good, responsible men with a strong faith and a strong sense of self. The boys were easy to love and we worked hard to give them every opportunity, yet we try every day to let them go to live their own lives.
All three of them are doing just that. The oldest, Charlie, is a boat captain. He spends half of each year up in Alaska, taking vacationers out deep-sea fishing. Chris, meanwhile, is currently training to be a marine recon soldier, and my youngest, Cole, is starting college applications and staying busy playing lacrosse.
And in the end, all I really want for them is to be happy, healthy, good people. That’s the main thing. It’s a lot of hard work raising children, but the goal is that simple.
When I reflect on that, I’m reminded of my own father, whose name I share. He’s been the biggest role model in my life. A hardworking man with a powerful faith, he’s persevered through a lot of hardships in his life, but he’s still always looking to help other people.
My dad worked as a contractor, and taught me a strong work ethic. I spent years helping him with various construction projects, learning from him and watching with amazement at his skill and knowledge. Looking back, I feel that so much of how I interact with my boys was learned while growing up with my dad. He and my mother have been married for almost sixty years, and their lessons of character, accountability, faith, and perseverance have been an outstanding example of love and family that I try to emulate.
I believe that my interest in construction was inherited from my father. I really enjoy being in houses, learning how they were built, and seeing their potential. Because of growing up in construction, I gravitated to different parts of that industry after graduating college and ended up spending over twenty years selling construction supplies.
It wasn’t until 2001 that I studied for and received my real estate license. A friend of mine was a broker at the time, and he encouraged me to get involved in selling real estate. I started off part-time, but really enjoyed the work, as it combined my interest in houses with helping others achieve their dreams of homeownership. When it comes to real estate, I’m dedicated to serving my clients with honesty and integrity. I like to have their best interests in mind, and I’m always communicative and responsive.
This year, I partnered up with my friend and colleague Johannah Robinson to form Barberini, Robinson and Co. With the support of our brokerage at Fusion Real Estate Network, we’re excited to provide top-notch service to each and every client with whom we work.
I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience toward helping you with your real estate endeavors, but I don’t expect your business simply because of our relationship—I only ask that you take the time to interview me and see if I might be the best agent for you.
I realize that you have many options when choosing a real estate agent, and I encourage you to speak to several different agents. If you decide to work with someone else, I won’t be offended: I want you to pick the agent that’s the right fit for your particular needs. If that person ends up being me, I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate my services and interview for the job.