Nick brings an appreciation for historic and architecturally unique homes to his sales position, and is also a successful antique dealer. He expanded his education to learn as much as possible about architecture and historic properties. Nick is currently working to obtain a National Trust for Historic Preservation Certification in Real Estate and becoming certified through University of Southern California’s Historic Preservation program.
“I most enjoy marketing historic and luxury homes--from Arts & Crafts to Spanish Revivals, plus manors and estates—these are my passion. In today’s market, buyers need a very compelling reason to purchase, and value is key among clients who are highly educated. I feel that nothing embodies lasting value more than a classic antique or luxury property’s timeless architectural style and quality,” Nick says. Nick is a member of numerous state and local historic societies and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Growing up in the South gave Nick a deep appreciation of classical historic architecture from an early age. Nick has fond memories of walks with his great grandmother Sabra and listening to her stories, as they walked by the Greek Revival mansions and the old cemeteries that went back for generations.
Nick is very pro-active in his own marketing, and has become well known for exposing his listings to a select group of buyers who appreciate the intrinsic worth of the area’s most distinctive homes. Utilizing innovative marketing plans, to include social media, Nick has a knack for finding the right home for buyers who appreciate the character and craftsmanship of a unique property, whether they seek a historic, luxury or high-rise condominium.
Nick and his husband, Dean, live in the Alvarado Historic District in their third restoration project, a circa 1925 Spanish Revival home. Their home received its letter of eligibility from the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office in 1989 and was placed on both the State of Arizona Historic Preservation Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The couple has a Chipin, Chiweeni, three Teacup Chihuahuas, a Cat and a Desert Tortoise!
Nick is an Iraq War Air Force Veteran who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and went on to graduate from Arizona State University with a Masters degree in Public Administration. He is the current President of the Alvarado Historic District, a position he has held for the past ten years. Nick recently lobbied the City of Phoenix on behalf of Alvarado for desperately needed funds to restore the historic streetlights in the Alvarado Historic District. As a direct result of Nick’s efforts, the Alvarado Historic District has been awarded a $450, 000 grant for their street light project. Last year, he was also awarded grants under both the Energize Phoenix program and the City of Phoenix Historic Exterior Grant program. Nick is extremely knowledgeable on the grant writing process and loves to pass on this knowledge to his clients.
Clients and co-workers describe Nick as a friendly, hard-working sales associate. He brings an unwavering enthusiasm and a natural curiosity about homes to his position, and passes that enthusiasm along to his clients. He also has an artist’s eye for home staging, which is an asset to his buyers as they prepare to sell their home. He looks forward to sharing his valuable expertise and education with homebuyers and sellers as they enter today’s competitive real estate market.