Gene has lived in the Rochester area for the past 40+ years. He has 18+ years focusing on new construction and marketing Real Estate in the SE Minnesota area. He is married and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. His hobbies include family activities, investing and working outdoors. Gene grew up on a farm in Iowa and after high school he enlisted in the Navy where he spent two years on the aircraft carrier Enterprise working on the flight deck. He then attended Iowa State University and received his BSEE degree. He joined IBM for a 30+ year career in computer development. While at IBM he earned a MSEE with a minor in Computer science from the University of MN and a BA in Business from Winona State University. Gene has always had an interest in Real Estate. Following his IBM experience Gene got into Real Estate, spending the next 10+ years as a builder rep, followed by 8+ years focusing on existing Real Estate as well as new construction. He found the people skills and experience working with customers and clients he developed over the years directly apply to the Real Estate business. Gene enjoys working with sellers, first time buyers and move-up buyers interested in existing or new construction properties. He believes buying or selling a home should be a positive experience. He works hard to understand his clients and their unique and distinct wants and needs. Gene loves working with people and is eager to work with them to address their real estate needs.