Originally born and raised in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, I have many great childhood memories of Cleveland’s diversity and cultural heritage. One of the greatest experiences I had was attending and graduating from St. Ignatius. Amongst its greatest attributes is the school’s central location and their ability to attract students from all over Cuyahoga County. This gave me an unbiased perspective and insight into both the East and West side of Cleveland.
After graduating from St. Ignatius, I went to Ohio University for several years before enlisting in the US Navy. During these formative years in the Navy, I was exposed to rigorous training and developed valuable life skills, value systems, and leadership experience. After 9 years sailing the seven seas and travelling around the world, I set my sails for Cleveland and returned home to raise my family.
Becoming a Realtor was a natural progression for me because it allows me to integrate my technical training, leadership skills, and value systems to help people achieve their American dreams. I love seeing the faces of first time homeowners purchasing their first home in Lakewood, and feeling the excitement of empty nesters selling their West Lake house to relocate to the cultural hubs of Tremont and Ohio City. I always had an interest in community development and find real estate both a fascinating and integral part of a community’s success.
Providing an integrated housing design focused on community interaction and business development, intertwined with public transportation and green spaces, fosters healthy communities and encourages community constituents to flourish. It takes a village to raise a child and being a Realtor allows me to help my community thrive and be a great place to raise a family, a business, and a legacy. Northeast Ohio’s success is all of our success. I’m proud to be a part of Cleveland’s renaissance and look forward to helping as many community members as I can realize their American Dream.
Ben Vild, Realtor Sales Partner