Who is the Geek Dude?
In my office I'm the Alpha Geek, I'm the go-to guy for
questions concerning the computer, printers, email, the internet
and all assorted technology in the office. That means (by design)
when an agent needs something done on the computer, they come to
me. First, I will typically scoff at them and make them
feel inferior (this does wonders to my own fragile self-esteem).
My favorite response is read the F***ing Manual! or "Did you
read the F.M.?" Knowing all the time that true real estate
agents NEVER read the F.M. Then, I realize that I they are
the folks that are earning commissions to pay for my services, I
relent and either fix the problem or remind them (in a nice way
this time) a better way to do things and that computers are
stupid and technology is our friend
But I'm Getting Better All The Time
I SWEAR! I have looked into the abyss of I.T. Power and
have stepped back a new man. Willing to help my fellows
(and maybe earn a shekel or two..).
My Mom Would Be So Proud
Here is a bit of my background, resume etc. I'm not
sure if anyone really cares but of course, my mom is proud of
Currently I am the General Manager of the Gary Kent Team of
RE/MAX Associates. We are the All-time #1 RE/MAX
Agent-Team in all of San Diego and continue to do so. In
2005, we closed over $100,000,000 in real estate. Most of
those sales were from repeat and referral clients but at least
$14,000,000 can be attributed to our internet presence.
I'm also an part-time Instructor for Palomar College in San
Marcos. I've been an instructor there on and off since the
late 1980's and have also taught under graduate and graduate
real estate courses for National University. My on campus
http://daphne.palomar.edu/khall/ where I am trying some cool
things like Pod Casting my real estate classes.
I hold a BBA along with an MBA in Finance from National
I've been a Broker since 1984 and started in the real estate
industry back in 1977. Since then I have spent 12 years in
the Title Insurance industry, have owned and managed my own
property management company, have managed a real estate office,
have been a loan officer. Outside of real estate, I also
launched a successful nationwide sales campaign for a Court
Reporting firm, have managed a law firm and sold CRM solutions
through a GoldMine (now FrontRange) VAR.
When did I become a GEEK?
Probably back in 1998, when I bought my first copy of FrontPage.
Back then the web was wild and woolly. I posted up our
first website for the law firm I was managing. and helped in
creating one for the Southern California Association Healthcare
Risk Managers - SCAHRM.
My first web lecture was to this association when I was
introducing them to the very basics of the internet (long before
HIPAA). And one of my first websites was a very basic site
for them in the early days of the internet.
Am I a true GEEK
Probably not, in all honesty.
To the real GEEKS out there, put down your light sabers before I
tell you the ultimate truth about me. I have never seen
any of the Star Wars movies. There I said it. My
neighbor had a bootleg copy and I tried one to watch it but it
was such a bad copy. So until I do, I know that I am only