2022 In Review
An overview of '22's Retail, Mortgage & Investor Markets
For the last seventeen years Cam's had the privilege of helping families achieve home ownership in the Asheville area.
His prior training included property management, financial consulting and banking. His broad experience in the industry has given him the vital skills needed to make the best and sometimes creative financing recommendations for his clients. He designs mortgage alternatives that will fit within the context of his client’s overall financial plan. He is very dedicated to his work and his clients appreciate his accessibility, financial knowledge, and personal touch.
Cam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Appalachian State University in 1994. He spent a couple of years thereafter in Park City, Utah where he worked in property management yet specialized in outdoor recreation! He moved to Asheville in 1999 and upon passing his Series 7 Securities Examination worked for Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant. He began his mortgage career in 2001 and was the Top Producer for Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services from 2003-2011. In August of 2012 he joined Acopia Home Loans where he as been the Top Producer for the last 3 years.
He is still in Asheville today; living with his two active sons and beautiful daughter. He enjoy fishing, traveling, hiking, snow skiing and coaching Youth Basketball.
Zac is the author of the Ruiz Report, the most widely read real estate market report in Western NC, and he is the founder of remc - real estate mission control. remc is dedicated to revolutionizing how data-driven real estate is done with their industry leading Agent Performance Management system (look up any agent in CanopyMLS's report card here!).
He's also a local broker, landlord, a real estate investor, and he's happy to share his expertise on all sorts of things you shouldn't do from his adventures in DIY home renovations.
Zac has lived many lives - he was a Marine Infantry Sgt with two tours to Iraq, he spent some time on Capitol Hill with Florida International University's Office of Federal Relations, and he had a fast-but-furious career at JPMorgan's investment bank in NYC before going all-in on entrepreneurship.
Since making the leap he's started a business in the short-lived temporary gold foil tattoo industry with the artists from Miami Ink ("it was a good idea at the time!"), designed, patented and produced a product in the plastic mold injection industry, and put his experience to work for others as a business consultant for clients ranging from realtors/brokerages to yoga studios to weighing solutions resellers.
Every step along the way made it increasingly clear to him that data and automation were the keys to any business' success at scale, so he began programming in 2019 and now focuses exclusively on real estate technology.