Passionate about teaching after graduating from Harvard, I ultimately found myself drawn into the world of real estate in Cambridge and Somerville.
In the fall of 1999, I began working as a full-time agent in a leading real estate office in Harvard Square.
Several years later, I met with a prospective seller outside of Inman Square. She decided to hire me. The night before I was to list her home for sale, I called her up.
Heidi, it’s Charles Cherney. I don’t want to list your home.”
“Why not?” asked Heidi.
“Because I want to buy it!”
And sure enough, my wife and I did!
The house – a renovated worker’s cottage – remains our family home to this day. We raised our daughter here.