Munson & Associates
After growing up in Amish country in Ohio, Harry followed his generation, first to Viet Nam and then to Kent State. In the 70s he embarked upon a successful career in engineering and manufacturing. Then by the middle ‘90s he was ready for a career change. His wife, veteran real estate broker Dot Gerringer-Munson, suggested he get his real estate license. Harry recalls thinking, “I’m a process guy, not a salesman.” Dot explained that real estate could be approached in different ways, so he could look at it as a process rather than a sale. In his career he had wined and dined clients and as well as new employees looking for a good match. So too was real estate the process of matching people to the right lifestyle, neighborhood and house. Plus he knew Charlotte intimately and believed in it as a great place to live.Harry has 21 years of selling residential real estate in nine counties in two states (he is also licensed in South Carolina). His real estate career started with relocations, and he loved comparing North Carolina’s lifestyle to that of California.
In theory you could ski in the morning and drive to the beach and surf in the afternoon.
When showing someone around from out of the area, he sells the city first, introducing the individual or family to different neighborhoods and finding out who they are.
Everyone is different. Some people work downtown and go to the opera every Friday and calls for a certain situation. Then you have someone who works for NASCAR. They don’t want to be in south Charlotte. They want to be in the Lake Norman area.
Harry’s success in real estate can be attributed as much to his interest in people as his interest in process.