Terry McGowan, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, SRES CalBRE#01126129
Voice Mail: (831) 236-7251
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                                     A resident of the Monterey Peninsula since 1964, Terry McGowan has great knowledge of the area, having lived, gone to school and worked in the communities of Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Carmel Valley. Terry and his family have lived in Carmel Valley since 1990 and while he specializes in Carmel Valley, Terry is very experienced in working all over the Monterey Peninsula.  A Graduate of the California Realtor Institute, Terry holds the prestigious GRI designation, held by only 3% of California Realtors! Individuals earning the GRI designation must complete 90 hours of course work, covering such subjects as contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction.  He also holds the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative), SRS (Sellers Representative Specialist), e-Pro (Technology and Internet Marketing) and SRES (Seniors Real Easte Specialist) designations and certifications.
          Terry has been committed to helping people with their home sales and purchases since 1991. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a perfect fit for Terry, as the high standards of service and ethics mirrored his upbringing and business experience. Starting as a middle school student in 1964, Terry began work in his parents service oriented, high-end children's shoe store that was a landmark in Monterey for 27 years. The Children's Bootery is where Terry's dedication to quality service and high ethics took shape. The store flourished mainly because of customer loyalty of the satisfied customers, and it is where Integrity, Trust, Service and Expertise became ingrained in Terry, thanks to his mother, who worked side by side with him for all those years.  Becoming the co-owner of the store in 1970 and sole owner in 1974, Terry finally closed the store in 1991, after having served, in some cases, three generations of the same family 
          That experience in business ownership has brought a personal touch to Terry's real estate career, as he strives to personally handle all the details of the transaction, to assure the highest level of service. With great organizational and communication skills, Terry walks clients through the maze of home buying or selling with a positive, can-do attitude, educating them to market conditions and real estate realities. Always available to answer questions, solve problems, and get the job done, Terry will close your transaction with the least amount of hassle possible.
          When not involved in his real estate career, Terry divides his time between his family, his wife Suzanne's businesses, and his coaching interests. Terry and Suzanne are the proud parents of three boys and three girls, ranging in age from 20 through 38 (as of 2015). Blessed with 11 grandchildren, and counting, much of the families’ free time is spent enjoying the little ones. Suzanne is the owner/director of the successful Potrero Canyon School and Camp Carmel programs that have attained a fabulous reputation through 30 years of high quality education and child care in the Carmel area. Suzanne also gives Parent Workshops to help parents become more effective in creating happy children and families. Her programs are generally regarded as being at the top of the list in their field.
          The rest of Terry's time goes to his coaching interests. Having coached his own children in basketball, baseball and softball, Terry took over the Carmel High School Girls Softball program in 1997 and led the Padres to eight consecutive playoff appearances from 1999-2006, after not having been to the playoffs since 1993, while winning three league titles. Terry currently gives clinics for youth or high school coaches on how to build successful softball programs based on teaching character, values, integrity, commitment and taking pride in all you do. See www.softballcoachingclinics for more information about his program.
           If you are looking for integrity, experience and high quality personal service, from someone who you can trust to do the right thing for you, please give Terry a call at 831-236-7251 or e-mail at terry.mcgowan@sothebyshomes.com