Semonin Realtors - Semonin Realtors

About

In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®?
“1977.”

Why do you like working in the real estate industry?
“It is a privilege to help people find a base from which to launch their life's dream. Home ownership matters, too. According to the Federal Reserve, the net worth of homeowners is 46 times that of renters.”

In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®?
“1994.”

Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin?
“I like Semonin's Core Values: 1) Honesty & Integrity; 2) Mutual Respect & Caring; 3) Continual Pursuit of Excellence; 4) Family takes Priority; and 5) Loyalty in our Relationships.”

What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry?
“I teach Professional Development for Real Estate Professionals. I stay abreast of all issues from market trends to legislative issues that affect home ownership.”

Are you involved in any trade/civic or community organizations?
“I enjoy being a Rotarian (we do Good in the World).”

Briefly, tell us about your immediate family:
“I am married and have two daughters.”

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
“If I am not in Louisville, there is a good chance that I am in the Smoky Mountains. I enjoy hiking the trails and watching the wildlife. I also enjoy singing in my church choir.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Everybody but God has a Supervisor.”

What is your favorite book/type of book?
“I enjoy books about business because they hone my skills in providing service.”

What is your favorite movie/type of movie?
“I enjoy ‘B’ horror films because they are total escapism.”

What is your favorite song/type of music?
“I have studied voice since grade school. I enjoy all styles of music, and I am always ready to sing along.”

If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world?
“Every year, I buy vaccines for children in third world counties. I wish I could wave a magic wand and end the needless suffering from preventable diseases.”

What are two or three items on your Bucket List?
“I want to work until the day I die (I love what I do). I want to sing at my daughter's weddings.”

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?
“As a Rotarian, I have had a meal with many of Louisville's most influential people. As a politically active REALTOR®, I have shared a meal with the powerful who work in state and national government. My next step would be to serve dinner to our nation's founding fathers.”

What is your favorite word?
“’Enthusiasm.’ This word can change any situation.”

What is your least favorite word?
“’No.’ Most anything can be accomplished with a little understanding and a plan.”

Do you have a motto/words to live by?
“Bloom where you are planted.”

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”