Skip grew up on the waters of Baltimore County -- from fishing, crabbing, swimming and skiing with his buddies as a little boy -- to doing the same things with some of those same buddies as an adult.
Skip knows the ins and outs of waterfront property from personal experience. With this knowledge, he expertly guides his clients through their search for their perfect stretch of waterfront.
Skip believes in "different strokes for different folks", some people need deep water, other just want a great sunset. A buyer should be concerned if their agent doesn't know important details pertinent to owning waterfront property -- things like where the sun sets, or how deep the water is at the end of the pier, or where the nearest boat ramp is located.
As a boy growing up in Baltimore Skip was taught to work hard, to be friendly, honest, happy and unique. He has embraced these same value throughout his life, and brings them to every business endeavor.
When he was 13 he mowed 13 lawns a week, earning enough to buy his first "real" boat. Along the way, Skip worked with the railroad, a local supermarket chain, and eventually UPS among many other odd jobs. Finally, he realized that he was supposed to be working for himself - not someone else.
He began his path as an enterpreneur in 1988 when he and some partners bought three video stores. He quit UPS and never looked back! In time, the enterprise grew to include four video stores, six shaved ice locations, a pool hall, and an aerobics studio built for Skip's wife Janine. He still owns Icy Delights Ice Cream and Shaved Ice store.
Skip's friend Dale Hunter encouraged him to get his real estate license, and the two partnered to buy RE/MAX by the bay. When Dale's uncle and cousin bought Skip's share, he went back to being "just a real estate agent", working for himself and spending time with his beautiful wife Janine, his two fantastic children, and their yellow lab, Molly.
Time, as always, has moved on, and so has Skip.
Skip has recently changed Brokers, and is now working with Real Estate Professionals, Inc. A large Baltimore County-based independent Broker that allows Skip to more effectively promote himself and Captain Waterfront.
Life is good...and Skip has "NO WORRIES!"
Skip Tolley specializes in buying and selling eastern Baltimore County waterffront real estate.