Aaron D. Gartrell III
- 410-802-4331 (Call or Text)
Columbia, MD 21045
It has been said that the most stressful event in a person’s lifetime may very well be the purchase of a new home. From start to finish there are many events in the course of a real estate transaction that can certainly be classified as stressful ones. My number one responsibility as a REALTOR is to eliminate this stress for my clients. To provide a service, so that each of my clients achieves their personal and professional goals when buying or selling a home. Since becoming a licensed realtor in 2003 I have sold over 300 homes. Each day I strive to learn more and more about the ins and outs of this complex business so that I can offer my clients a stress free real state transaction.
I began my work career at the age of 15 at the Giant Food in Catonsville. Store 117 welcomed 42,000 customers per week. I learned the importance of excellent customer service and no wasted steps in a hurry. Starting out bagging groceries and working up to the deli/dairy dept, I worked for Giant through high school and college. It was after leaving Towson University that I ended my career at Giant Food and started a working for the First National Bank of Maryland. While with the bank, I earned my Series 7 Securities License, and worked at the St. Johns Lane and Frederick Road Bank Branches as a Licensed Financial Services Specialist. I enjoyed the experience that branch banking gave me. It was this position that taught me that everyone’s situation is a unique one. To be successful, and more importantly for my clients to achieve their goals, I needed to take the time to fully understand each of those clients situations.
In October 2002 the bank was sold to M&T Bank. A much larger Bank with operations based in Buffalo. It was after the merger that my position was eliminated. During 2002 I was approached by several REALTORS that asked if I had ever given a career in real estate a thought. I hadn’t given real estate much consideration at the time because of my dedication to the bank. It was after learning of my upcoming layoff that I decided that maybe real estate is a career that I should consider.
Well, the rest is history. I’ve become extremely passionate and dedicated to my career in real estate. I have taken my experiences from previous employers and used them to make me the best REALTOR I can be. My motto is, “Satisfying all of my clients real estate needs large or small from start to finish.” I go to work every day with that as my goal.
Outside of real estate I enjoy playing golf, cooking, hiking/biking and going to Ravens & Orioles games. I also enjoy volunteering at Our Daily Bread. Our Daily Bread is a Catholic Charities soup kitchen in downtown Baltimore. I have been volunteering there for 22 years on Friday mornings. Every Friday ODB serves 700-900 of Baltimore's less fortunate citizens. The feeling you get from helping the wonderful guests is like no other. It’s incredible.
So I hope that gives you a little idea of who I am. If you are looking to hire a Realtor to assist you with buying or selling your next home I would love to have the opportunity to earn your business. Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon!!