Talib grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and Los Angeles but has lived in Austin since the early 90's. He graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in sociology and a certificate in business foundations from the McCombs business school. He began his professional career on the ground floor of an internet start-up and decided to pursue real estate in 2001 when friends suggested he pursue a line of work that matched his creative and business-savvy personality. He has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate and has held a loan officer's license since 2002. He is most familiar with residential real estate and has experience with commercial, development, management and is always working on a renovation project. A few of his projects have been featured in Dwell and on HGTV. In his spare time, Talib enjoys reading, running, playing softball and sewing.