Prior to being a Realtor, Harry spent 25 years working for Hewlett-Packard both as software engineer and manager. For the last five years with HP, he was a computer division executive and was challenged with the opportunity to change the organization from being internally engineering focused to externally customer focused. These changes led the way for his division's receiving the company's highest recognition award - the President's Quality Award for high customer satisfaction and overall division results.
Harry has a degree in Business Administration from a small university in Washington DC. He continued his management skills with numerous business courses during his 25-year career at Hewlett-Packard. Not ready to retire, he obtained his real estate license and continued his real estate education by completing classes in real estate principles, Property Management and California Real Estate Finance. He also attends seminars and enrolls in on-going courses to remain current with changing real estate practices and law. Harry has brought his engineering attention to detail, his business and negotiation skills from Hewlett-Packard together with his real estate knowledge to create an outstanding positive experience for you as his client.
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Harry believes in contributing to society and our human well being by always striving to improve the quality of life of all people with whom he comes in contact. He is committed to protect fundamental human rights and to respect the diversity of all cultures. He will also be honest and trustworthy. Harry believes that Honesty is an essential component of Trust, and he strives for that with all of his clients. He says that without trust people cannot function effectively. He will not make deliberate false or deceptive claims about any sales situation, but will instead provide full disclosure of all pertinent facts related to the transaction.
Harry is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, the California Desert Association of Reactors, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Riverside county Better Business Bureau. He is also a member of the Hewlett-Packard retirees association, giving him access to a wealth of professional contacts.
I am originally from Washington DC and moved to northern California in 1975 after joining Hewlett-Packard's commercial computer group. Four years prior to my retirement from HP, I and 11 other gay and lesbian employees performed a "Readers Theater" before the president and his executive committee, relating personal experiences of being gay in Hewlett-Packard. At the time, I was a General Manager and the highest openly gay manager in the company. This resulted in Hewlett-Packard's being the first fortune 500 company to extend domestic partner benefits to its employees 3 months later. I took an early retirement from Hewlett-Packard in 2000 and moved to Palm Springs. Not wanting to fully retire, I went back to school and obtained my California Real Estate license in 2002.
I live with my partner, Denny, of 33 years, and in 2003, my brother Bill and his wife Gay moved close to Palm Springs from Maryland. We now all get together regularly enjoying friends and family in our desert paradise. It has been fun exploring the secrets of the desert area and reconnecting with my “little” brother after 30 years of living three thousand miles apart.