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Agent Profile: Meet Drew Mahar

February 6, 2018 | By Jim Shaffer and Associates Realtors

Drew Mahar has been with Jim Shaffer and Associates for 4 years and has helped over 75 families last year alone buy and sell homes. Drew is the Lead Buyer's Agent with JSA and is always helping new agents learn the business.


Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Dowagiac, Michigan

Where do you live now?
I live in Ferndale with my wife Katie, son Mac Friday and our dog Jimmy!

What do you like most about it?
I love how everything you’d want to do is walkable and how connected all of the residents are.

Where is your favorite restaurant/bar/local spot?
Imperial/Emory in Downtown Ferndale. 

How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy Fishing and hanging out with my wife and son on my free time.

Name 3 things about yourself that not everyone would know.
1) I lived in Chicago for 5 years.
2.) I played baseball in college.
3.) I once gave a tattoo to someone who lost a bet.

What do you do at Jim Shaffer and Associates?
I am the Lead Buyers Agent

What did you do before you got into Real Estate?
I worked as a Liaison for an Attorney as well as Bartending, Title Insurance and Contract Closings for local title companies.

Why did you choose Real Estate? And how long have you been doing it?
Jim Shaffer recruited me from the title company 5 years ago and I’ve been with him ever since!

What is the most challenging and gratifying thing about what you do?
At the beginning, it was time management but became gratifying when I started to learn how to manage my time! :)

What is the most memorable experience you’ve had on the job?
Walking into a home in Hamtramck in January of 2014 to a solid block 3 feet of ice in the basement.  Told my clients they get an indoor skating rink with the purchase! :)

Fill in the blank: My day isn’t complete without______?
Learning something new!