About Samuel "Jed" Bowles

My name is:
Samuel Bowles. But, I go by "Jed".

In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®?
2020

Why do you like working in the real estate industry?
I believe that buying/selling a home and helping others complete this, is exciting.

In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®?
2020

Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin?
I wanted to be part of a well known brokerage. I wanted to receive the best training and work with the best agents, that the industry has to offer.

What sets you apart from other REALTORS®? What are your greatest strengths as a real estate agent?
I'm determined to find what my clients desire. I won't be satisfied until my clients are satisfied.

What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry?
I stay-to-date on continuing education.

What did you do before you began working in real estate? Has anything you learned on that/those jobs helped you with your real estate business?
I am currently the Staff Nurse at an assisted living facility. I act as the facilities assistant director of nursing. This has trained me to stay up to date on state regulations, laws, and policies. The same as I do for real estate. I'm very easy to talk to and I'm able to get along with anyone.

Tell us about your immediate family. 
I have a wonderful wife, Angela. She is a 4th grade teacher. I have two sons, Jason and Jackson. We love spending time together. We play board games, watch movies together. My wife started teaching my sons how to roller skate last summer.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 
I have been restoring a 2006 mustang for the past two years. I'm no professional when if comes to working on cars, but I enjoy learning how to do new things. If I'm not sure how to do something, I'll find out how to do so.

Finish this sentence: Most people don't know this about me, but I ...
spent my teenage years studying and teaching at a martial arts school. By the age of 19, I had received a 2nd degree black belt in two styles of martial arts.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Why is it so helpful to you?
Push yourself and fill yourself with determination. Strive to be and go where you desire in life. I've pushed myself and was determined to rise to the highest position possible, with any job that I've had.

What is your favorite book / type of book? 
I like fantasy books. Though the last one I read was a few years ago. Eragon.

What is your favorite movie / type of movie?
Any Marvel movie. I grew up in a time of Saturday morning cartoons. Spiderman was always a favorite.

What is your favorite song / type of music?
I like many types of music. 90's alternative or 90's country is my favorite though.
If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world? 
I just need one word...coronavirus.

What are two or three items on your Bucket List? Why do you want to do them?
I'd like to own a home, free and clear. I'd like to remain debt free. I'd love to go on a European tour.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?
My grandfather that passed in 1989.

What is your favorite word / a word you like?
Home. I like it because it doesn't just mean one particular place. It can be where you feel the most comfortable, the most loved, and where you experience my most joy. It doesn't have to be a structure. Like returning from vacation, as soon as you see a familiar building or road, you know you are "home".

What is your least favorite word / a word you don't like?
My least favorite word is "can't". My dad used to say " "Can't", never did anything." To me, that always meant, there is a way, you just have to figure it out first.

Do you have a motto/words to live by? 
Nothing is impossible, nothing is unobtainable. Possibility and obtaining is a matter of effort and determination.

Do you have a favorite quote? 
"When you are unsure of your needs, but you are full of wants. Write them down and compare the two. You'll more than likely find that your needs will out number and out weight your wants. Do you really need your "wants"? Are those essential for living, or are they just fluff that can be swept away?"

Final Thoughts:
Most people think of real estate agents as 9-5ers. Just like most working adults, I hold a day time position of 7am-3pm. I realize that a lot of folks work day time hours and have openings in the evenings. I guess you could say that at this point, I am the working man's/woman's agent. Need an agent after working hours, no problem, need an agent on weekends, no problem. Always available by phone, text or email.

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