If you are looking for an agent who goes above and beyond for you, Dale Oran is the guy you’ve been looking for. A combat veteran, Dale knows what it is to serve others. He spent 11 years serving his country on active duty with the Army and then transitioned to civil service. He has been a senior recruiter in the defense industry for over 15 years.
Ready for a change, Dale decided to further his education and got his Associate’s degree in Social Science at TCC. He then went on to get his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Ashford University in Iowa, and he’s almost done with his MBA through Ashford. In his time as a recruiter, Dale honed his people skills. He knew when he branched out on his own, he wanted a career that would keep him working with people. Where he once helped people get jobs, he now uses his skills to help people buy and sell homes.
This determined, disciplined agent is part warrior, part big brother. “I’m the guy you call to get your house sold,” says Dale. “But I’m also the guy you call when you need some friendly advice, or help moving a couch.” Serving others is at the core of who Dale is.
His favorite part of being an agent is the initial meeting. “I really love meeting new people,” says Dale. He carefully listens to his clients to understand what their greatest need is, and then strategizes a way to meet that goal. A practiced problem solver, Dale is able to synthesize the issues to find the best solution. For a military family it may be that they need to get their house sold quickly for an impending PCS. For a civilian client it might be that they need to get a certain price point for their home. Whatever the issues are, Dale is adept at getting to the heart of the matter and helping his clients reach their goal.
Dale got his license in 2015 and has been named top listing agent more than once. He recalls working with one of his military clients. They listed the house, got an offer, and then the challenges started. The home inspector suggested a repair that was questionable, but the seller decided to go ahead and have the work done. The military member was on a rotating schedule and was often unreachable. Dale understood the challenges of the military life and was willing and able to oversee the work and make sure that it got done on time. Contractors were still finishing on closing day, but Dale did everything in his power to ensure closing happened on time and without delay.
Dale also has expertise in helping his clients identify their purchasing power and he helps them not get in over their heads. Often when he’s working with an investor, he helps them think through the possible scenarios that could present as they are renovating or preparing a home for resale. He enjoys helping his clients reach a successful conclusion and works to help them steer clear of undesirable outcomes.
Hampton Roads is Dale’s home, but the military took him all over the world including S. Korea, Hawaii, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Germany, and Japan. His world travels have helped him appreciate some of the unique things that make this area his home. Margie and Ray’s in Sandbridge is one of his favorite local restaurants. The homey atmosphere and amazing fresh seafood make it a favorite for Dale and his wife Allison. Allison is an optician and the two have been married since 2014. Spending time with Allison and his son Ethan is one of Dale’s favorite things to do. Ethan is 14 and this proud daddy is sure he’s going to change the world one day. Dale is also an avid golfer who plays weekly on a men’s league and has played on the Golfweek amateur tour. When not on the links, you can find Dale playing billiards. He’s even been to Vegas to play in the national APA 9-Ball Championship.
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