There’s not much about our High Caliber Agent this week that isn’t impressive. Not only did Vinnie Sherman, a David Griffin & Co. Realtor, fight for our freedom in our country’s armed forces, but he was an elite Army Ranger of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sherman was one of these brave warriors, fighting on the front lines and often in dicey situations. On today, our nation’s birthday, we are proud to recognize Sherman and his service to our country.
Through his experience at home and abroad, Sherman brings wonderful perspective to the real estate industry, especially to veterans navigating the VA home loan process — he’s been through it before, of course. Read on to find out more about this incredible American and High Caliber Agent!
Real estate is a very competitive business. To what or whom do you owe your success?
Vinnie Sherman: I began my real estate career by joining the family business. My mother, Diane Sherman, has spent the last 22 years specializing in historic homes in Dallas. I’ve watched her successfully market and sell these special properties time and time again, and now I am grateful to be the beneficiary of her wisdom with her as my real estate mentor.
Outside of day-to-day business, what are you passionate about?
Sherman: My wife, Taryn; our 22-month-old son, Clark; our two German Shepherds; and my organic garden keep me busy outside of day-to-day business. I share my parents’ passion for preservation, too. I grew up in a historic home built in 1913, which my parents literally saved from the wrecking ball. Most of my sales have been the older historic housing stock which I appreciate and understand all too well.
What is your inspiration?
Sherman: Reflecting back on my years as an Army Ranger, I continue to be inspired by the courage and leadership of the men and women I served with at home and abroad. While some of my most cherished mentors and closest friends continue to serve, I am reminded daily never to take one minute for granted. The role I played in the Army was similar to my role as a Realtor in the sense that I had to gather information under stressful circumstances and process it in such a way to accomplish the objective for my fellow Rangers. Real estate can be stressful, too, and remaining calm along the way while assuring others is a parallel, but at least you aren’t being shot at while wearing full army gear, carrying radio equipment, and relying upon night vision to see the way ahead.
Why is finding the right lender crucial to your success?
Sherman: It’s been my experience that when it comes to lending, I don’t need to know everything, I just need to know who to call. When I called Lisa Peters with Caliber Home Loans for my personal VA home loan, she took charge and went straight to work. My clients discover that her years of experience coupled with her extensive knowledge puts her in a position to tackle just about everything that comes her way. She’s seen it all and knows how to work things out while delivering top-notch service along the way.