Meet Tristan Swanson, one of our talented and dedicated Realtors here at WRP!
Tristan grew up in York, Maine and still resides in town with his wife Heather Razin, son Hendrik (3.5 years old) and daughter Bellamy (2 years old). His eclectic experience before joining WRP includes a Business Economic degree from University of Maine, Farmington, 11 years as Owner/Operator of Cider Hill Painting LCC and 3 years as a bartender at Windowmaker Bar and Grill at Sugarloaf USA. It comes to no surprise that Tristan is a people person and makes friends wherever he goes!
We asked Tristan a few questions and even the team at WRP got to know a few new things about him!
A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT TRISTAN
What are you listening to or reading these days?
I’m reading the 7 levels of communication and I always am listing to NPR. I just finished reading The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene.
What is the weirdest job you ever had?
Working at York Corner True Value Hardware Store
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
You just stepped outside and found a winning scratch ticket for $5 million dollars. What would you do?
First I would do all the boring stuff, like pay off bills. I would also put a million into a trust for my kids. Then I would take off 6 months and travel the world, buy a summer house, a ski house and a fleet of ATV’s for the family.
What inspires you?
Security for my kids, Troy Williams, Coming From contribution
What’s your favorite food?
Lobster bake at the beach
Please tell us your favorite quote.
15% of the time 87.4% of statistics are made up.
A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA
What is one thing you love most about the area?
I love this area because there is such an amazing amount of activities we have easy access to. In a 4 hour drive you are in New York City, in 1 hour you are in Boston and then can be anywhere in the world. There are ocean activities (surfing, fishing, sailing, and beaches) and fresh water activities (water skiing, fishing, ice fishing, skating, swimming, boating). Miles of hiking trails are available in York and if you are looking for more of a challenge you can be in the White Mountains in 45 minutes. The dining and entertainment is endless between Portsmouth NH and Portland ME. The school systems are great for families and there are also many alternative education programs.
I grew up in York ME so, I know the area very well and continue to enjoy all these things. The area is continually growing and evolving with more ideas, ideology, culture and diversity every day.
What’s an insider tip for tourists that only locals would know?
Don’t go to Short Sands Beach, locals prefer the beach at Long Sands for a true Maine beach day experience without the hassle of crowds.
Name some of your favorite restaurants and stores.
Do you have a favorite nonprofit you’d like to share?
NOW LET'S GET DOWN TO REAL ESTATE
What led you to work in the real estate industry?
Working as a tradesman and then owning my own painting company I became frustrated with employees and sub-contractors, however, I truly enjoyed the interaction with my clients. After some searching and careful contemplation I chose to get my real estate license. I was intrigued by the business and wanted to continue working with people on, in most cases, their largest investment. I am captivated by the construction process, land uses, zoning, and people’s personalities. What better way to work with families and cover all these areas than to work as a Real Estate Professional?!
Why Williams Realty Partners?
It was a “no-brainer” for me. I spoke with several other agencies and just kept coming back to my notes about Keller Williams and Williams Realty Partners. First Keller Williams because they have, hands down, the best training available on Earth. Education is the key to this industry. As a highly productive agent I need to be kept on the leading edge of technology, laws, contracts, lead generation, etc. Keller Williams offers this training and more.
I ended up with WRP because I have know Troy since high school and always knew he was going to make a big splash. Knowing his drive and expertise, I wanted to learn from the best! Also, when I met the agents and administrative staff I know this was the place for me to grow my business and my life.
What’s your favorite home design trend these days?
I am a sucker for old homes with a modern twist. I love exposed beams and to be able to see that it was built with care and someone handled that piece. I love to imagine the history and story with every old home and property.
Okay, give us your tips! We want to hear them!
Home buyers: Do a drive by of the property before you set up a showing. It is amazing what you can tell about a property by just driving by.
Home seller: There is no time like the present.
Someone thinking of selling their home: Call me before you do anything. The changes or repairs you are thinking of doing may not be your best use of time and money.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Tristan! If you'd like to get in touch with him, here's his info:
Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.