Born and raised in a quiet Ontario, Canada community, I was convinced I would spend my adult life as a tobacco farmer! Thankfully, my path would take many turns with the first being the draw of the Canadian Army. Military life allowed me to explore many different areas of the world for close to a decade. After the military, I transitioned back to the life of a civilian by working in the auto industry, transportation, and eventually the Oil Sands in Alberta where I believed I would retire from.I began visiting the great state of Arizona in 2009 as a way to escape the cold and I quickly realized I would be spending my retirement under the glow of the sun. I was interested in a place where I could actually enjoy the outdoors by hiking, bicycling, and motorcycle riding. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, I couldn’t have picked a better location! I became a part time resident and spent as much time as the rules allowed for a Canadian and ended up becoming a sort of tour guide to my fellow Canadian travelers.
I found I did not want to wait until retirement to become a full time resident so I made the transition to permanent resident and immediately started my career in Real Estate by attending and graduating from ASREB. I am so happy to be embarking on this new journey with my wife.
Let’s talk about how you can enjoy the lifestyle and freedom that owning a home in Arizona can provide! I welcome you to reach out so that we can make your lifestyle dreams come true! Nothing beats the atmosphere here in the Valley of the Sun!
My first 30 years were spent on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle – Amarillo, to be exact. After finding myself starting a new life with two small children I could see a big change was in our future.One day I picked up my little ones and headed westward landing 700 miles away surrounded by sunshine and Saguaro cactuses. Who could leave a setting like this? The diversity of people and lifestyles and landscapes continues to keep me in wonderment and reaffirms this was the place to raise my family and spread my wings. I have raised my kids, worked in the corporate world and met my life partner.
It was time for another big change for my future! I now spend my days working alongside my husband fulfilling my passion to help you find the home of your dreams! HomeSmart Elite Group provides a plethora of tools and marketing options and utilization of technology to provide our clients with a smooth transaction process to help us all succeed.
I look forward to helping you make your dreams come true with your new home or investing in the housing market for your financial future!
Wallace Taylor & Belinda Gray