Star City Six – Jayson Becker
BancWise Realty (gardenviewcommunities.com) is a trusted real estate agency in Lincoln. Jayson Becker, GRI is a real estate specialist at BancWise Realty.
Tell us a little about your business.
We specialize in residential and commercial real estate, development, and new construction. We are known for getting results for buyers and sellers.
How did you get started in the business?
My good friend Bryan Trost introduced me to the business about 20 years ago. He saw something in me that made him think I could be successful in real estate. It took me 10 years to see it myself.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
The market crash back in 2007. I was in the new construction industry and it literally emptied my pockets. It definitely taught me a lesson in humility.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Hasn’t happened yet.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’ve been married to my wife Nicki for 23 years and we have a son named Sam. He is 15 and a sophomore at Pius X. We also have a three-year-old Boxer named Theo.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Crossing paths with my wife in 1993 and accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 2000.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Taking Sam fishing with my dad and Ken Emmons.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
My fascination and passion for mid- to late-60s Mustangs.
Who inspires you?
My son. He is a proud conservative. He makes decisions on his own, based on his research, and not what the media tells him to believe. Sam, for his age, is way beyond his years. He is strong in his convictions, he’s well mannered, and is a true leader. He has aspirations of being in politics one day and believe me, we need more Sams in politics.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“60% of the watermelon is better than 100% of the grape.” – Mark Cuban
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
A mechanic at Gas Monkey Garage.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Catholic Social Services (CSS). They help so many folks in so many different ways.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven.
What is your favorite TV show?
The Office, Fast N’ Loud, and Law & Order SVU.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Fred’s at Parkway Lanes.