At the end of February, we welcomed Marty Hobbs to the Troyce Gatewood & Partners team. His jokes may have gotten him in trouble at his first job, but here they energize our team and put buyers at ease. Marty’s sense of humor and dedication will make you feel right at home. He listens to your ideas, goals and dreams, then identifies the perfect property and process for you to turn those dreams into a reality.
- Why did you become a real estate agent?
Great question. I did three transactions with TG & P before becoming an agent myself. My experiences with Troyce and Joe were the main reason that I decided to get into the business myself.
- What have you enjoyed about it so far?
So far, there hasn’t been anything about it that I don’t enjoy! Meeting people, getting to know them and understand their needs, taking what can be a big, scary process and turning it into a simple, positive experience for them. It’s a really great feeling!
- What do you like to do in your free time?
Between my fiancé and I, we have six daughters. My family is very important to me, so I spend as much of my free time with them as possible. I love to learn and have a huge collection of books. I really enjoy getting outside as well. There are so many great places to go around Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
- Where do you live? Why did you choose that city/town?
I live in Braddock Heights, MD. I love the “back in time” feel of the 100-year-old homes, and the view from the top of Braddock Mountain. I’m close to everything when I want to be and far enough away from everything when I want to be.
- What’s your favorite thing about living in Maryland?
Wow – that’s a hard one! Maryland has everything America has, but so much closer together. The ocean, the bay, the mountains to the west, hiking, skiing, art, culture, history, great food. It’s the best of the entire country all packed in a single state!
- If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Honest, caring, committed.
- What is your drink of choice?
I’d have to say coffee.
- What was your first job?
I was a cook in a fast food restaurant. I got fired for cracking too many jokes. I was working, but I was trying to have a good time too. That didn’t go over well.
- Who is a mentor to you? Who do you admire or aspire to be?
Everyone on my team is a mentor to me because I’m so new to the business and because we’re a real team and we all succeed together.
I admire anyone who finds their passion and then commits to living being who they really are and doing what they really love. It sounds simple, but very few people ever make the decision to do that.
- What do you like most about working with Troyce Gatewood & Partners?
I get to work with great people all day long – my teammates, the buyers and sellers that put their trust in us. It’s long hours, and it’s not easy, but it’s the most enjoyable work that I’ve ever done.
Want Marty to help you find your next home? Give him a call at 240-626-8780!