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I absolutely LOVE assisting families & individuals moving into onto their dream homes with the best customer service in the real estate industry!
My group and I are here to make your move as easy and painless as possible. Whether you are a seasoned pro having moved several times in the last few years looking to sell your current property and move onto your next home or a first-time buyer we have systems tailored to you. I am honored to serve several military families each year and am very well versed in VA loan programs. If you are a first-time buyer or have very little down payment, I have FHA and very low-down payment conventional mortgages as well. Are you a move up buyer? I have you covered as well with jumbo loan programs and several options to avoid mortgage insurance! Is your company relocating you? I am a certified and preferred agent with all the major relocation companies as well. If you are an investor, I have been privileged enough to serve and continue to serve several investors buying selling both long term investment properties flips, In short if you and your family are moving across the country or world or just across town my team has you covered, give me a call today!
I grew up in a bit of a real estate family in Western New York. My grandfather was the assessor for Town of Kiantone just south of Jamestown. An uncle was a developer and a few aunts an uncle were agents both there and in Berkeley, California. Later my mother was licensed as well. Having grown up in this I developed a passion for the industry and wanted to be a part as well. Knowing that most agents get their license by taking 2 classes passing 2 test I wanted more to better serve my clients. This led me to attend Clarion University, now part of Pennsylvania Western University to get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in both real estate finance. After graduating in 2006 I moved to the growing area that is Cranberry twp. to start my career. In 2007 I was Rookie of the Year for Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh and have been a top agent in the area since. Through the years I became close to my now business partner, Georgie Smigel. She became my "real estate mom." After years of discussing, in 2016 Georgie I partnered and started The Georgie Smigel Group to better serve our client and assist our group's agents develop their business as well. Since then, we have been Pittsburgh's top real estate team.
Outside of real estate, I married my wife Niki Ohlsson in 2016 who I met when I sold her a townhouse. (Yes, real estate has honestly changed my life! hahaha) We were blessed with our daughter, Lana in February 2020. Yes, right before the pandemic shut everything down. This gave me the incredible opportunity to be home with my wife and daughter for the first 3 months... an opportunity I cannot imagine I would have had any other way. I am car/motorcycle/anything with wheels enthusiast! In my limited spare time I have been able to rebuild a few cars including a 1997 Dodge Viper GTS.(as a child of the 80's 90's this was THE poster on my wall!!!) In the summer if I am not with my family or clients you can usually find me at a Cars Coffee or the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. If you have not been you are a car person, please take a moment to check the Grand Prix out here: https://www.pvgp.org/
Awards & Designations
2021 Top Team for all Companies in Pittsburgh
2021 Top Team Beaver County Association of Realtors
2016-2021 Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh's Top Team
Coldwell Banker Society of Excellence - top 1% of all agents