Doug has been in the real estate business for over 35 years. With a background in economics, Doug spent about 15 years in the real estate mortgage industry and owned a mortgage company for 8 more years. He has also served as an agent and a broker, having owned a real estate brokerage for 8 years. Doug’s area of expertise is creative financing for real estate purchases. He also worked significantly on the investment side as owner of 5 rental homes and has been involved in using self-directed IRA’s for investing in real estate. Doug’s hobbies include snorkeling, reading, and discovering new wineries in the United States. He is happily married to Barb Goerss, who is also his business partner.