Four Questions to ask your RealtorRichard Romm MBA, Realtor®

How did you decide to become a real estate agent?

I purchased my first home, a duplex, at the age of 24. As this was a partial rental property, it helped me begin to build wealth quickly. Three years later I purchased two more duplexes. Six months after this I purchased a single-family home and continued to manage six rental units. At this point in time, I believed that helping others achieve home ownership was the right path for me. I was a scientist, at the time and my ability in mathematics helped me understand real estate finance.

 

What does being a real estate agent mean to you?

Simply, it means helping people achieve their goals, whether it is selling a home they have owned for a while or purchasing a home that they carefully choose. I advise, guide, and manage details with my clients’ best interests in mind. I also am available just when you need me most. My phone is on seven days a week from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM. If you need advice or to see a home now or in the next hour or two, I will be there for you. If you need a document drawn up very soon because you are leaving town or fear that someone else will get that home before you do, I will do this for you. I may also advise you not to purchase a home, if I believe that it is not in your best interest.

Why should I trust you?

You shouldn’t trust me or anyone you just meet. Before trusting someone, you should vet and research the person to the best of your ability. There is a lot of information on the Internet, including Websites that showcase reviews. As you work with someone new, you should evaluate your interactions, keeping track if this person is reliable, does what he says, answers his phone and returns calls promptly, and most importantly shows genuine concern for your needs rather than what is good for him.

 

What do you hope to accomplish in your career?

I hope to gain clients who feel that they received much better service than they would normally get from an agent. If clients do not feel that they would recommend me in the future to a friend, relative, or co-worker, then I obviously did not do my job. I want clients to know that they can call, text, or email me tomorrow, next week, or five years from now and be comfortable with the interaction in addition to getting reliable information.