Family values and respecting one’s elders was ingrained in me, as a child. I was not particularly close with my grandparents. I was named after my maternal grandmother and my maternal immigrant Polish grandfather had a new wife, spoke broken English, and 10 grandkids to juggle. My paternal grandparents kept their distance from the rambunctious little “Teddy”. So it’s anyone’s guess as how this boy from Philly grew up to advocate for seniors – many of which have become close friends.
Towards the end of his life, I grew closer to my paternal grandfather. Visiting him the nursing home, meeting some of the other residents, and being there that last day are forever engrained in my mind. Much later in life, I met Al (at the gym of all places). He became a close friend and an adopted grandfather to my kids. We did everything together from doctors visits, dining, and shopping – just spending quality time in tandem. As a person that he loved and trusted, he counted on me to help him move from a 3-floor walk up, to independent living, assisted living, then hospice. This was not work, it was a pleasure – a friendship – a labor of love. I‘m convinced that I got more out of the relationship than he did.
Years later, the lightbulb went on. I combined my passion for seniors and my real estate experience – the result being a win-win – a fund an impassioned journey
Too many seniors are faced with obstacles and seemingly no voice of reason or network of resources to turn to. It’s my mission to eliminate the fear – taking one step and a time – streamlining the process – and being there whenever needed.
I’m not just a real estate agent. I’m your advocate, your partner, Sharing the ride for you and eventually helping you get more money for your house – be it “as-is” or full market value (retail).
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
- Mark Twain