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Who is Chick Utley and why he should be YOUR Agent ?
When you look for someone to help you buy or sell Real Estate, trust is the most important factor in the process. You need to really know your agent and I'd like to share my story with you.
From my birth to my mid-teen years, I was given the advantages of being exposed to several churches. My earliest training and bible came from Duncan Memorial Methodist in Ashland. I sang in the Boys Choir at St. James Episcopal Church. And I was lucky enough to have a mom, family, and friends that not only encouraged me, but participated in this training of a young boy that would take hold much later in life.
But when I hit my late teens and through my early 20’s, God started to be something that I thought less and less about. He was in my way as I did those things that parents hope their children never did. In my late 20’s, I fell in love and married someone who God had placed in my path. A young woman and a daughter who were going to be the reasons for my next growth period. And I would become reacquainted with God as I prayed to him during the time doctors suspected my daughter had thyroid cancer.
In my 30’s to mid 40’s were the years I focused on learning a skill that would make me money. My God became the lust for money and with it, the relaxation that comes from drinking. I wasn’t going to let anyone get in my way and that included God.
As I came out of my 40’s and was enjoying the spoils of this world, I got to hear from God again. I say that but I know God was talking to me all the years up to this point. But I wasn’t listening. He made me listen during this stage in my life as He allowed sickness to nearly kill my wife. My daughter would not associate with me. And I felt lonely. Like that early child, I started listening to God again – talking with Him – seeing that it was God that gave me the successes I enjoyed. That without him, I was a pretty sorry deal for anyone – including myself. But God never gave up on me.
Since I entered my 60s, I’ve taken the time to have conversations with God. He listens to me – I listen to Him. Unfortunately, I still have my own sinful nature and sometimes do not do those things I know will please God. But I know that the times I spend doing His will, are my happiest times. There is also another advantage of being in the 60+ crowd, and that is “hind sight is 20/20”. I can look back at my life and see exactly where the Lord has carried me through times when I could not had made if myself. In each of these periods of my life, my God gave me the attention, guidance, and love I needed at that point in my life. He has taught me what is important – and what isn’t. He has showed me patience. He has forgiven me of some of the worse sins that have been committed by man since Saul went blind on the Road to Damascus. And this has led me to be more patience – to forgive more – and to love those that I would not had loved without the example that Jesus set for us when He allowed Himself to be nailed to the cross.
Thank you for allowing me to share part of my story. I love Jesus. And I know Jesus loves me and because Jesus loves me, our Father God loves me and see me as He sees Jesus. I don’t know why – I just accept it. And I hope I can help others come to that same acceptance.
I can only share with you what Jesus has done for me. But it is what Jesus can do for you that is important. If you have already accepted Jesus, then hello my dear brother or sister. I’m so happy to be with you as a child of the Living Lord. But if there is doubt in your heart about your relationship with Jesus, I hope you will give me a call. I'm proud to call Hunton Baptist Church, in Glen Allen, my Church Family. The one great thing about my church family is the number of people that love me. And will love you as you begin a journey with Jesus. We have all been where you are – looking for the true meaning of life. And for me, that meaning became clear the minute I asked Jesus to come into my life, to make me whole, and to cleanse me of my sins, past – present – and future.
For you see, I’ll never be perfect. But I will be forgiven, loved, and accepted into God’s family.
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