Here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder and Company, we’re more than just Realtors. Each month we like to take a moment to shine a light on one of our magnificent real estate agents. This month’s agent spotlight is David Glaser!
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Warren a suburb of Detroit in a working class family. My father working in manufacturing and my mother was disabled. I have a brother and sister, both younger.
What do you enjoy the most about living in the Greater Ann Arbor area?
What I love about the GAA is the beauty of the surrounding countryside is only minutes away from the vibrancy of Downtown AA and Ypsilanti. Plus each of the smaller surrounding communities have their own personality with events like: The Manchester Chicken Broil and farmers market, Dexter Daze festivities, Chelsea Sounds and Sights on Thursdays, etc. that give that real small town America feel.
Tell us a bit about yourself and family.
My husband Doug and I have been together 27 years and were recently married (Jan 2016) in Hawaii. We live on 10 acres of woods and meadow in Sharon Twp near Manchester in the beautiful rolling Sharon Short Hills.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spare time in real estate? Haha! Actually in my off times, I tend to my bees. I usually have somewhere between 3 and 8 hives going. Watching the bees work is something I really enjoy. When the hive is operating well and you open it up to check on them, there is a quiet steady hum that indicates all is well. When that hum sounds angry, you know that something is amiss and will require more investigation. And yes, I do get stung several times a year!
How long have you been a real estate agent?
I first got my RE license in 1986 and worked primarily in the Detroit area in investment properties. I took some time off for an IT gig at St Joe Hospital in Ann Arbor, but came back to real estate full time in 2004.
What do you like best about working in real estate?
The best part of this business is finding a client their perfect home and at the closing table when they get the key and say “You made this a wonderful experience.” In this small way I feel like I have helped some family realize their dream.
Describe your favorite memory of working with a client.
This is a hard question to answer because I have had so many wonderful experiences with clients. One of my favorites though, is helping a single mom out of a vicious circle of rentals and into her own home. We worked with one of my loan officers to get her qualified with a loan that was 0 down and got the seller to assist with some closing costs and she was able to move in with a payment lower that she was paying in rent. Now she is saving money and living in her own home. Another dream come true!
What is the one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home today?
Call a Realtor. Ask friends or work colleagues if they can recommend someone in the area you are in they have used. This is a business built on relationships that its why there are so many realtors out there – you build a relationship and earn a client’s business and referrals. If you don’t have a referral to rely on, interview a couple full time agents (if you are not sure, ask them if they are) to get a sense of how you would work together. The agent that you bond with will be the one to get you the best price with the least hassle for you and this is not always the case with agents that are focused on achieving high sales volumes.
Interested in working with David? You can see his contact information and current listings here.