Hey Dayton! Your resident intern, Chris Huls, has taken over the blog today! I hope all of your real estate ventures have been going well! In today’s blog post, I wanted to write a blog about our team to help you all learn a little more about who we are and who you can expect to be working with when you decide you want your home sold. First there will be a small bio about each team member, then a little about what they do here at Swick & Co and finally I came up with a list of questions they could choose to answer to learn something unique about them! Let’s start with Denise!
Bio: Denise moved to Dayton area in 1978, graduated high school in 1987, and began selling real estate in her 2nd year in college while attending Wright State University. She graduated in 1992. Denise received her Ohio Broker’s license in 1996 and has been in the RE/MAX organization since 1995. Denise is heavily involved in the Dayton community. She is so involved it would take me a while to tell you all of them but here are just a few: Past President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and current Board Member of Habitat for Humanity, Board Member of the Dayton Racquet Club, House of Bread and Downtown Dayton Rotary. Like I said, I could continue listing the things she does!
Role: Denise is the founder of the company (Surprise in a company called Denise Swick & Co…). She is our lead listing specialist and CEO.
What is the most exciting thing you have ever done in your life? “The most exhilarating thing I believe I’ve ever done was jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. It was hard to pick just one!”
Bio: Bryan moved here to Dayton almost 8 years ago and began working in high end jewelry for most of his time here. After that, he became a buyer specialist here at Denise Swick & Co. where he has sold over 85 homes in 2 years. Bryan is also very involved in multiple foundations such as We Care Arts and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He was a finalist for the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year.
Role: Bryan is a buyer specialist. A buyer specialist is someone who helps find a buyer for a home and represents them in the transaction.
What is the most exciting thing you have done in your life? “Repelling down the Key Bank building that was 27 stories for Big Brothers Big Sisters.”
Bio: Yanzel was born in Puerto Rico but lived a lot of her life in Florida. She moved to Ohio with her husband around 2008 and hopes to go back to Florida someday. She really enjoys spending time with her two kids and traveling when she can. She has also helped five start-up companies become successful during her career.
Role: Yanzel puts all of the listings into the systems like MLS and is usually the person you hear on the phone when you call into the office. She handles all of Denise’s mailings and helps keep all of our listings in order. She also delegates all the annoying work to the interns…
What is something interesting that people may not know about you? “In my spare time, I work for an MMA Sponsoring and Apparel company. I design all of the women’s clothing line.”
Bio: Tangy is married with 2 children. She has 12 years of business work experience in banking and real estate and even has her real estate license.
Role: Tangy is the contract manager and deals with all the contracts once they are accepted and gets them to closing. She works with the lenders, title, inspectors, buyers, sellers, and other agents to complete the sale.
What is something interesting that people may not know about you? “I have played some of the major golf courses in the world and have had a hole in one ….St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Crail in Scotland, Pebble Beach (CA), Spyglass (CA), Pinehurst, Kapalua (Hawaii), Bethpage Black Course (NY)”
Bio: A native of Centerville, Larry brings a deep understanding of the Dayton Area. He and wife Ashley reside in Kettering with their young children –son Judah and daughter Rowan.
Role: Larry D. Hudson, Jr. represents homebuyers at Denise Swick & Company. His own home buying experience has helped him develop a keen understanding of homebuyers and the challenges each one faces in finding the ideal home.
Who is your favorite super hero and why? “I would have to say Batman because of all the gadgets he uses.”
Steven C. Schuler II
Bio: Steve has a 12 year old daughter with whom he spends much of his free time with. They enjoy hiking, fishing, amusement parks, and relaxing with a good movie. He is currently finishing his marketing degree through SHNU and wants to use his degree to help small businesses grow.
Role: Steve is our Inside Sales Agent and creates opportunities for the entire sales staff. He has done an amazing job in creating new business for our team and has kept us busy!
What is one fear or phobia you have? “I have an intense phobia of snakes and spiders, two creatures I cross paths with every time I go hiking or fishing. If you want to see me run, show me either of the two..”
Bio: Bob is retired and works for us three days a week. Lucky guy, right? In his spare time, Bob enjoys working with computers, cameras and other technology.
Role: Bob’s main task is to go out to our new listings to take pictures and place a sign in the yard. He also does other things around the office as needed.
If you could spend a year in one room of your house, which room would it be? “I would spend a year in the home office because there would always be something to do with the internet.”
Bio: Dennis was formerly in the health care and information technology industry where he worked on process improvements. Dennis is well educated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Computer Science and is working on his Thesis for his Master’s of Science in Health Informatics.
Role: Dennis monitors all of our extensive lead generation platforms for optimal performance. He also monitors and updates our sellers with current market information and market feedback for their property. He also runs analysis for the best marketing strategies.
What is the most exciting thing you have ever done in your life? “I find excitement in being actively involved with my two daughters and I am proud of the relationship we have built.”
The Interns – Darin and Chris
Bio: Darin is currently a student at Ohio State University where he studies Finance and enjoys watching the Buckeyes Football team play at the Horseshoe. He plans on attending law school immediately after undergrad and is studying to take the LSATs. This is his second summer working for Denise as a marketing intern. He also enjoys spending time at the lake with his family and neighbors on the weekends.
Role: Marketing Intern. Darin and I help take care of our social media presence as well as assisting the office with the tech side of things. Darin also gives Yanzel sass.
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three things with you, what would you want? “I would want to have a hammock, a large supply of margaritas and a boom box with Jimmy Buffet CDs.. no, wait. Cassettes. Jimmy Buffet Cassettes!”
Bio: My Turn! I am studying Marketing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I really enjoy playing intramural hockey and soccer with his friends in my free time. I would really like to end up in a big city like Chicago or maybe a smaller one closer to home like Columbus. I’m sad that I am going to be a senior in college because I don’t want to leave Miami! I will be graduating next spring.
Role: Marketing Intern. Darin and I maintain our social media presence online and assist the office with tech issues. I laugh at Darin giving Yanzel sass.
What is the weirdest food I have ever tried? I would have to say it would be a tie between escargot covered in a garlic butter sauce and buffalo style frog legs. And yes, they do taste like chicken.
Well Dayton, it has been an awesome summer, even though it seemed to fly by. I think I speak for both Darin and myself when I say that we have enjoyed our time here at Denise Swick & Co. Everyone on the team was super welcoming and had a fun energy in the office. My goal with this blog was to help you and other clients learn a little something about the team you should be working with and to gain an insight to what it was like to work in the office. Unlike a lot of real estate agencies, we operate as a team here with each team member specialized in every aspect of the buying and selling process to give you the best experience possible. It may seem odd that you aren’t working with the same person all the time, but refer to this guide and it should make it easier!
You stay classy Dayton. This is Chris Huls, signing off.