Get to know Gary Veach
I have always been interested in real estate. My father built houses and I worked on job sites with remodeling and construction contractors as a teenager.
My career took a different path after college and I spent many years in optical retailing management. That experience taught me production efficiency, team building, customer service and how to manage a business. It was a great environment for me and a tremendous learning experience.
My ultimate goal was to have my own business and my next step was to work in direct sales. I spent the next several years as an insurance agent and financial planner. I learned to ask the right questions and became an effective listener so that I could make recommendations that met my clients' needs and goals.
The real estate investing bug bit me in the late 90's and I started buying and rehabbing houses in Tampa. Around the same time, I went into the mortgage business as a loan officer.
As my mortgage clientele grew, I often had clients call me to help them or their friends to buy or sell real estate or answer real estate related questions. All I could do was refer them to an agent which didn't always work out for my clients.
This happened often enough that I decided to go to real estate school in 2003 and get my Florida real estate license. This had always been my dream and the time and circumstances were finally right. I could now provide my clients the quality of real estate service that they expected and deserved.
As a Realtor, I have been able to use my life and work experiences to benefit my clients and their families.
There is tremendous satisfaction when I see nervous excitement of a first-time homeowner as they get the keys to their first home, or the thrill and relief of the growing family moving into that bigger home in the better school district.
Real Estate has enabled me to build my own business and further my personal growth. Even more importantly, while representing individuals and families, I have counseled and empowered them to make informed decisions during the home buying and/or selling experience.
And that is what life is all about. People helping people.
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I specialize in residential real estate and have represented buyers, sellers and investors. I have advanced my knowledge through obtaining three National Association of Realtor designations;Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - A real estate buyer's representative represents the buyer who is purchasing property in a real estate transaction. The buyer's representative works for, and owes fiduciary responsibilities to, the real estate buyer and has the buyer's best interests in mind throughout the entire real estate process. Certified Internet Professional (e-PRO) - The e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, and most of all, what today's consumer really wants. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want--and need. The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing. Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) - The GRI designation is earned by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction. New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, these REALTORS® can better serve prospective clients and customers.