Dave grew up in Fridley, and when he was in 10th grade and again in 12th grade, his family opened two video rental stores named, Main Street Video. Dave worked at both video stores for over 20 years where he met so many awesome customers and co-workers, his wife, and many lifelong friends. In those 20 years, Dave graduated from St. Cloud State University (with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management), he purchased the original video store, then married and had two children. In 2005, Dave sold the last store as the video rental business declined, and Dave became a Loan Officer, a job he still holds today. Dave has helped close over 1000 home loans in 12 states and is an expert in the mortgage business. Within a year of becoming a Loan Officer, Dave believed he needed to be an expert in real estate contracts so, he also became a Realtor and has sold homes since 2005.
Dave continued to develop his knowledge and expertise in real estate and mortgage through the years. First, Dave obtained his Graduate Realtor Institute designation, which only ~ 15% of all agents hold. Second, he became certified to complete, Broker Price Opinions, and completed over 5000 home valuations for home owners, other agents, banks, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Third, Dave obtained his Business Analysis Masters Certificate to best understand how to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems. Last, during a downturn in businesses, Dave worked as a Title Closer for 4 years and helped with over 4500 home closings.
My dream job would be…
If not real estate and mortgage, I think I would like being either a professional poker player or golfer.
My first job was…
A video store clerk – it was an awesome job.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me…
With family and friends or binging on Netflix shows – I also play Texas hold ’em poker tournaments, golf, play tennis and downhill ski.
The best “unknown” restaurant I’ve been to is…
El Toro in Champlin – I’ve never had a bad meal.
My favorite food is…
Pizza, I could it twice a week 🙂
My favorite vacation spot is…
Ashland, WI – Family, golf, beer, pizza, and sunsets on Lake Superior, it’s hard to beat.