‘Hometown boy’ brings Experience to Real Estate
Meet Dan Young, a hometown boy, born and raised on Old Berwick Road, one mile from where he now is a Realtor with Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty Inc. Young is a graduate of Central Columbia High School and has studied at Bloomsburg University, Penn State University and Luzerne County Community College. Through his first job delivering “The Morning Press” to 75 people on Old Berwick Road and in Carroll Park, Young got to know people by what car they drove! As a young man, one of his favorite activities was driving around trying to get lost in the area. He said, “I thought I had covered all the local roads until I became a Realtor -- thank goodness for my GPS!”
Worked as Banker
Before changing his career path to real estate, he spent 27 years as a local banker. He worked at Columbia County Farmers National Bank, First Columbia Bank and M&T Bank. He was also a rental agent and salesman for Zeisloft Construction Company and manager of Stoney Brook Circle mobile home park. “What I did as a kid and in my earlier working years certainly helped to prepare me for my transition to real estate in 2005,” said Young. His favorite original saying is, “What you go through is what you become.” “I certainly had a lot of experience with people, paperwork and technology,” he commented.
Young has blossomed as a Realtor. In 2013, he was honored to be “Realtor of the Year,” and he is a past board member and past president of the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the Central Susquehanna Valley Multiple Listing Service. “I feel it is important to give back to my community and to the people I have worked with for so many years,” said Young.
Along with this, he has served on the American Cancer Society board; served more than 20 years on the Red Cross Board, including being the chair for two years; and he is very active at Shiloh Bible Church as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, former elder and former deacon.
Young felt it was important to continue his real estate education to be a better resource for his clients. During his 12-year career, he has earned the following real estate designations and certifications: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), e-PRO (Internet Professional) and, in 2016, the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) and Certified Residential Specialist (CSR), earned by only 4 percent of real estate professionals. In addition, Young has attended National Association of Realtors meetings in Harrisburg and Hershey and the Triple Play Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
Young had a very successful 2016 and is listed in the Top 100 Century 21 Agents in Eastern Pennsylvania. He has received the Quality Service Pinnacle Award, for outstanding customer service to his clients, for many years. “I feel blessed for the experiences I have had and the wonderful people I have met during my career, and I am looking forward to new opportunities in 2017 and beyond,” stated Young.