10 Questions: Martin Pfeiffenberger Of Maple Tree Funding
Are you native to the Albany NY area?
Yes I am. I am a life-long resident.
How long have you been in the real estate business?
I've been in the business for 11 years.
What made you choose real estate as a career?
I was always intrigued by all aspects of real estate. It is a profession that is always changing and there are always new things to learn.
What sets Maple Tree Funding apart from other real estate businesses in the area?
We are a local company that has a personal touch with our clients. We work around your schedule to make the process easier and more enjoyable to our clients. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases a person will make in their lifetime! Maple Tree makes it an enjoyable and exciting process. We opened our second branch in Glens Falls, and we are excited to be a part of the growing community. Our goal is to help educate and assist our clients with their housing needs to help them get into a home they like and can afford in a stress-free way.
Where did you go to college?
University at Albany
What's the best part of your job?
The most satisfying part of my job is helping people who were told they could not buy a home get into a home. Sometimes it takes six months to a year to get their credit repaired and their financial situation corrected, and then the house process becomes easier. Being able to be a part of having a person and/or family see their dream house become a reality is a tremendous feeling.
What is your favorite pastime or hobby?
I enjoy going out golfing with my friends and swimming in Lake George with my son.
Can you offer any advice for the first-time home buyer?
My advice: Get pre-approved and understand all of the costs and expenses of buying and owning a home.
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the challenge of always learning something new. Knowledge is truly king, and I believe we can never have enough of it.
Where is your favorite place to relax?
For me, nothing beats sitting on Lake George reading the paper or a good book.