ANDERSON TWP., Ohio - Mike McEntush typically works as many as seven days a week. He researches, markets, shows houses listed on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), calls clients about potential homes and is constantly networking. Why? Because we all need a place to live and he believes owning a home is the American dream.
"My favorite thing is working with first time home buyers," said McEntush. "When I got my first house I was incredibly nervous and I had the best realtor in the world. She took us by the hand and took care of us."
His first experience with a realtor is what he said he strives to be for his clients: to put them at ease, make them comfortable and let them have fun from shopping to closing the deal. His career choice does have its stresses, though. He's a private contractor which means if he does not sell a home for either a buyer or a seller, he doesn't get paid.
"As a realtor, you don't know when the next time that phone will ring, so you have to take the opportunity to potentially get a sale," said McEntush.
Should he receive a call on Thanksgiving Day, he says he only has one option.
"Basically I'd put down the fork, take off the napkin, button my pants back up and get out there and show them," McEntush said chuckling.
Do not misunderstand this realtor from Anderson Township. He explained that he makes time for the important matters in life.
"Family is very important to me," he said. "So I set up times where I am home for dinner. Traditionally during the winter time the market slows a little bit so you're going to have a little more freedom."
If no one calls him on Turkey Day, he plans to watch football, visit with family, and gorge himself with food. All to lead to the most important Thanksgiving tradition.
"The turkey coma," he said smilingly while tapping his mid section.
McEntush admits that his motivation is money, but not for money's sake, but instead to provide the necessities his family needs.
"If you don't go to work they are going to find somebody else to take your spot," he said. "You kind of have to, you roll up your sleeves, suck it up, and go with it."
If you are seriously in the market for a home, you can contact McEntush by clicking here .
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