I was attacked by a bear, crashed my plane on a remote island in the Atlantic, slept in a tree over a crocodile infested river, navigated a balloon over the Serengeti, and crashed my motorcycle in Africa.
I am married to the love of my life, Teresa Hague, and I am blessed with three sons and a nephew that together make up the center of my world.
I have devoted my professional career to founding and growing real estate firms pioneering new business models dedicated to improving the U.S. home selling process. I am founder and CEO of 72SOLD, widely recognized as the leading home selling program in America.
Real Estate Today magazine lauded me as a “Real Estate Visionary,” after founding an international referral service, the top-ranked luxury home brokerage in Arizona, and a 122-office, 4000-agent real estate franchise.
I served as a real estate business commentator for NPR and real estate expert to The Wall Street Journal and have appeared on over 200 television and radio shows, in addition to being featured in Kiplinger’s book, Buying and Selling a Home, Investors Business Daily, Money Magazine and Carolyn Janik’s book, Selling Your Home.
I have been nominated Entrepreneur of the Year, Educator of the Year, served as a Dale Carnegie instructor and authored the highly reviewed Amazon bestselling book, How Fathers Change Lives – Stories of Remarkable Dads.
A keynote speaker at over 450 real estate, corporate and entrepreneurial events, I have been included in conferences by American Express, Shaklee Products, RE/Max, Sotheby’s International, Coldwell Banker and Century 21.
In 2009, when the economy crashed, I decided to take a break from real estate and practice law. Even though I had graduated law school 35-years earlier, I was still able to achieve the #1 score on the Feb 2009 Arizona bar exam.
While practicing law, I was asked to teach a contracts class at Arizona Summit Law School and was voted “Law Professor of the Year” my first year. That year I was also honored as one of Arizona’s Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys.
I have been widely recognized as one of the most creative real estate marketers in America and my real estate training company is the most recommended on LinkedIn. My proprietary 22-step home launch formula was featured in over 200 publications nationwide.
The home selling program I developed, facilitated by 72SOLD, is now the fastest growing real estate program in America, achieving 300%-500% annual growth since its founding in 2018. The program has been featured in Forbes, on ABC, CBS, and NBC television, and we were recently recognized in the Inc.5000 Top 5 Fastest Growing Real Estate Companies in America. We were also voted the #1 real estate brand in our home state of Arizona, and recognized in the top 50 Most Admired Companies out of over 100,000 businesses throughout Arizona.
A health advocate all my life, many consider me a nutrition nut. I stay very active as an instrument/twin engine-rated pilot, motorcycle adventurer, and high-energy, improve-the-way-it’s-done real estate entrepreneur.