“I say it on a regular basis,” Larry DeMarco mirrored in a current interview. “I’ve by no means offered a home; I merely educate patrons and sellers.”
He prefaced that by saying he knew it’d sound corny, nevertheless it didn’t. Why? As a result of when anybody speaks with DeMarco, his ardour for actual property shines by like solar by a window in a model new dwelling.
A local of Jefferson County, DeMarco has seen rather a lot and completed much more. Not solely is he a veteran of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Military Reserve and the U.S. Air Nationwide Guard, however he additionally has a historical past working in regulation enforcement.
It wasn’t till 1995, nevertheless, when DeMarco discovered his ardour in actual property. Starting his profession at Century 21, he shortly discovered his means into the Century 21 Masters Membership and was finally named West Virginia’s No. 1 agent for Century 21 in 2001 and 2002.
The next 12 months, in 2003, he joined the RE/MAX Actual Property Group, the place he excelled by successful a slew of awards. Then, in 2006, he took his expertise and success and parlayed that into opening the RE/MAX Realty Ends in Berkeley Springs, the place he grew to become each proprietor and dealer.
Today, he’s proprietor and dealer of the Larry DeMarco Workforce at Fashionable Realty Outcomes. His crew consists of seven brokers, in addition to his son, who’s part-owner of the enterprise as properly. But whereas that may not sound like the most important enterprise within the native actual property neighborhood, DeMarco was fast to level out that that’s simply advantageous with him.
“We don’t look to be the most important brokerage firm round,” he mentioned. “We simply imagine in doing high quality work. Our largest successes are the individuals we assist. It is a referral enterprise. I inform brokers for those who go to the closing desk and also you haven’t made a buddy, you’re doing one thing unsuitable. We actually have a very good time doing what we do.”
What they do is help individuals who wish to purchase or promote houses within the Jap Panhandle. Although DeMarco is licensed in Maryland and Virginia, he determined way back that his ardour for the true property enterprise targeted totally on West Virginia. A part of that, he mentioned, might be attributed to how the Panhandle has “such nice individuals.”
Among the many communities the Larry DeMarco Workforce serves is Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Berkeley Springs, Falling Waters and Hedgesville. DeMarco, for his half, has his ABR, GRI, SRES and MRP designations, and staying true to his love for West Virginia, is a Previous Director of the Jap Panhandle Board of Realtors.
Regardless of all these accomplishments — and extra — behind him, DeMarco famous just lately that he has little interest in stepping away from the enterprise he loves anytime quickly. Actually, retirement looks like it may by no means be one thing that creeps its means onto his radar.
“I’ll be doing this so long as I’m vertical,” he defined. “Truthfully, I actually love my work. I believe most realtors in all probability share that very same ardour. You study within the first two or three years if that is for you, and whether it is, you fall in love with it.
“I get a lot enjoyment out of serving to individuals,” he added. “I hope we will proceed to construct our model over the subsequent few years and proceed to ascertain relationships. Truthfully, this has change into my ardour. I like it.”