It was the summer of 1974 when Ed Fitzgerald discovered his first true love. He was just 12 years old at the time, and he spent every waking moment pursuing his passion. But this wasn't an affection for a girl. It was the beginning of a deep and enduring love for the game of golf. Ed actually began playing at the age of six, but it was that summer at 12 years of age that his hobby transformed itself into a true passion. Ed lived off the ninth green of a country club, and he would arrive at the course by 8:00 am. He often wouldn't return home until 10:00 pm.
Do What You Love
Ed is living evidence of the mantra, "Do what you love and the money will follow." His passion for golf - from the challenge of the game to the camaraderie with friends to the beautiful scenery of the couse - eventually led him to become a PGA sanctioned apprentice golf professional. He worked his way through the various ranks and soon achieved status as a Class A professional. He's given more than 3,000 golf lessons in his life, and it was always Ed's goal to ensure the experience was a positive one for his pupil. He approached his golf career with a service-oriented mindset and thrived on the interaction with golfers, managing his staff, running the business and being around the game on a daily basis. He later went on to purchase several golf courses and spent more than 20 years of his life teaching golf, operating the courses - and loving every minute of it.
"I was fortunate to realize at a young age that no matter what you do, you have to pursue it full speed ahead," Ed explains. "If you don't put your heart into what you're doing, it's going to be very difficult to succeed."
Serving Your Goals
Ed still loves playing golf, but there's nothing he enjoys more than spending quality tie with his kids, Cassandra and Eddie.
Coincidentally, running a golf course in Chilliwack introduced Ed to his next passion in life - the incredible lifestyle available throughout the Fraser Valley. After so many years in the golf industry, Ed was ready for a new professional challenge and decided to channel his love for the area into helping others make the most of their real estate opportunities throughout Chilliwack. He has since earned his place among the area's premier real estate professionals.
A Total Commitment to Your Goals
When you work with Ed toward the sale or purchase of a home, it quickly becomes obvious that he brings that same commitment to his clients' goals that worked so well for him as a golf professional. He understands the importance of your transaction and he leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of your goals. He's extremely detail oriented and always protects his clients' best interests. With Ed, you'll always receive straighforward guidance and you'll know exactly where your transaction stands. Not unlike a golf lesson, his goal is to make the entire experience as smooth, successful and enjoyable as possible.
If you're considering buying or selling a home in Chilliwack or anywhere throughout the Fraser Valley, make sure you choose a real estate professional whose heart is really in what he does. With Ed Fitzgerald, that's obvious from the moment you meet him, and it will make a positive difference in your move. Call him today to experience A Total Commitment to Your Goals