Full-Time & Dedicated Realtor
Broker Associate, Broker, GRI, Green
Office Phone: (217) 787-7000
Cell Phone: (217) 622-5669
Fax: (217) 787-7779
In 1997 while working at Metal Decor and attending Lincoln Land Community College for Law Enforcement I meet my future wife Kerri Daugherty who captured my heart. We quickly became engaged and set a wedding date of May 15, 1999 which was her grandparent's (Sam & Dorothy Valenti) 61st anniversary. On February 7, 2005 Kerri gave birth to our beautiful daughter Braelynn Mikerri Finley.
I obtained my real estate salesperson license in 2000 and immediately knew I found my calling as I really enjoyed helping people realize their dreams of home ownership. In 2002 I obtained my Brokers license and became manager of Realty Executives, again finding this very rewarding. In 2004 I started my own successful real estate company but, I realized that representing buyers and sellers is what I really loved doing so I sold my company and now I’m strictly helping my clients achieve all their real estate goals full-time. I believe that there are 2 kinds of realtors one who sits back and waits for a home to sell and one who goes out and finds a buyer or seller to get the home sold. If you are looking for an aggressive agent that will do what ever it takes to get the job done then I’m that full-time agent.
Being a full-time Realtor® is the difference between listed and sold.
My Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.
That said, in my experience as a Springfield real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.