I'm Gary Scott and I'd like to be your Realtor!
How does using me, benefit you?
My extensive background in all aspects of Real Estate will be beneficial to you in a wide variety of areas. As an Appraiser I've done Conventional, FHA, VA and Relocation Appraisals, and know their Requirements. I'm a Real Estate Broker, former Loan Officer, studied Engineering at OSU, and worked as a Surveyor. I understand the ins and outs of more aspects of real estate, in greater depth, than most real estate agents, and I'm creative.
As former Loan Officer, I understand the requirements for loan applications and processing, as well as underwriting. If problems develop, my background gives me understanding and insight to help work through most problems.
I'm a Second Generation Realtor and Appraiser. I've literally grown up around the business and I've been doing it since 1977, that's 40+ years. I received my Real Estate Broker's License after a year in the business.
I'm an Appraiser, and as an FHA and VA Appraiser Panel member I've done many FHA and VA appraisals, as well as Conventional Appraisals. I'm familiar with the requirements, Minimum Property Standards, and can help point out a number of small items, that if addressed in advance, can save you thousands of dollars in appraiser required repairs.
I studied Engineering at Oklahoma State University and understand and can explain technical terms in plain English so a Structural Engineer's Report can seem less daunting. I can also advise you if you're in a situation where you don't know if you should spend the money for a Structural Engineer's Report or not.
We developed the Hillcrest Heights Subdivision, (Polaris Drive, Skyline Drive, Venus Court, etc.) which have absolutely no tract homes, every house was architect designed and feature some of the largest lots in Bartlesville. We installed the roads, utilities, ran a water line from Highway 75 across a mile of almost solid limestone rock across Silverlake Road to complete the City Water Grid to provide water to the Hillcrest Heights addition, and we created, owned and operated our own Sewer Plant until the City annexed the subdivision.
I worked on the Survey Crew for the State of Oklahoma, ran the transit and level and shot the final grade (last leveling of dirt prior to paving) of some areas of US Highway 75 and on Adams Blvd.
Was a successful Assistant Manager of a 160 seat, 177 employee Restaurant in Hawaii (Far West Services' Snack Shop #7, not a fancy name, but it was by far, the busiest restaurant in the 144 restaurant Far West Services Chain that began in Orange County, California created by John McIntosh) located in the heart of Waikiki directly across Kalakaua Avenue from the International Market Place, and backed up to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel's luau grounds, it sat back from the road a little, and was constructed of black lava rock with antiqued copper accents and abundance of windows and folding glass panels that opened to allow the Trade Winds to gently breeze through. In addition to management, I love to cook and can talk food all day!
I'm Creative and think Outside the Box. I've saved my customers thousands of dollars and turned undesirable houses into wonderful Homes. I don't want to bore you with the details, but if you're curious to see just a few examples, Click Here.
Between management, appraisal, engineering, real estate lending and 40 years in the real estate business, my experience can be invaluable to you in your real estate transactions, whether it's listing a property for sale, helping you find the home of your dreams or helping negotiate the sale, you'll benefit from my experience and breadth of knowledge in a multitude of areas. Please take a look at my Testimonials to see how this wide range of experience have helped others get into or sell their homes.
Call today, I look forward to working with you!