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Joe Rothchild

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322 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

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    I have been in the real estate industry for 30 years. My change from RE/MAX to Keller Williams Signature Realty occurred in April 2010 and it wasn't a decision that I made lightly. Since the change, the number of agents in our Market Center has nearly tripled! I am honored to be the Operating Principal. With regard to The Rothchild Team, I couldn't be happier with what we have accomplished together. My team has been #1 for nine years through the Houston Business Journal and recognized as the #1 Keller Williams team. Of course, we couldn't accomplish this every year without Houston's great sellers and buyers! The market is finally showing signs of recovery after the last several years. The changes in the industry have been both necessary and exciting and they have been for the better for all of us. I still believe that Houston is one of the best places to live and work…and especially when it comes to buying and selling homes. You can still get a great sized home for a very competitive price. But my life isn't just work, work, work. Everyone needs to relax and I have found my release through participating in charitable events in and around the Houston area. For many years, I have taken part in the MS 150 from Houston to Austin bicycle ride benefiting Multiple Sclerosis and I also participate in the Run for the Cure marathon benefitting Autism. I have found that both of these events are very rewarding and challenging but worth every minute. I have made great friends during these events…friends that I hope to have for a lifetime. Also, 2012 brought another joy – I became a Grandfather for the first time! Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of my life with you. My goal when I started in this business was to make a difference in the lives of everyone I came in contact with in the real estate industry. I have had an opportunity to meet more people than I could have ever imagined possible. My hope is to continue to touch the lives of everyone we work with by fulfilling their dreams of home ownership. With your continued support, we can make a real difference together. Thank you very much
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About Joe Rothchild:     I have been in the real estate industry for 30 years. My change from RE/MAX to Keller Williams Signature Realty occurred in April 2010 and it wasn't a decision that I made lightly. Since the change, the number of agents in our Market Center has nearly tripled! I am honored to be the Operating Principal. With regard to The Rothchild Team, I couldn't be happier with what we have accomplished together. My team has been #1 for nine years through the Houston Business Journal and recognized as the #1 Keller Williams team. Of course, we couldn't accomplish this every year without Houston's great sellers and buyers! The market is finally showing signs of recovery after the last several years. The changes in the industry have been both necessary and exciting and they have been for the better for all of us. I still believe that Houston is one of the best places to live and work…and especially when it comes to buying and selling homes. You can still get a great sized home for a very competitive price. But my life isn't just work, work, work. Everyone needs to relax and I have found my release through participating in charitable events in and around the Houston area. For many years, I have taken part in the MS 150 from Houston to Austin bicycle ride benefiting Multiple Sclerosis and I also participate in the Run for the Cure marathon benefitting Autism. I have found that both of these events are very rewarding and challenging but worth every minute. I have made great friends during these events…friends that I hope to have for a lifetime. Also, 2012 brought another joy – I became a Grandfather for the first time! Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of my life with you. My goal when I started in this business was to make a difference in the lives of everyone I came in contact with in the real estate industry. I have had an opportunity to meet more people than I could have ever imagined possible. My hope is to continue to touch the lives of everyone we work with by fulfilling their dreams of home ownership. With your continued support, we can make a real difference together. Thank you very much

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03/23/2015
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03/18/2015
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03/16/2015
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03/12/2015
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May be we were a one-off but we had a terrible experience with J. Rothchild Team. We own a home in Katy and asked them over on recommendation of our old realtor who moved out of the area to see if it made sense to sell the house and try to make a few bucks. They came over and said that at $425k we should only have to give up 1-3 pct to sell it no problem, so we dropped $2000 to paint and fix the house and another $1000 in addtl expenses to make sure the dogs were at doggie daycare for the first 2 weeks the house was on the market and in storage expenses for boxes of stuff etc. The day after the house went on the market, I couldn't find the listing on HAR.com which is supposed to be a mirror image of the MLS, so I spoke to the listing agent and we figured out that they had listed the subdivision as "Creekside at Cross Creek Ranch" instead of just "Cross Creek Ranch" and in doing so, someone logically searching for just "Cross Creek Ranch" would not pull up the listing. The list agent changed it in HAR and even though I reminded him to do so, did not update the MLS, so for the first ENTIRE MONTH the house was on the market, no one came up with the listing in MLS and we had a total of 1 showing during the hot part of the summer market. Two weeks into the house being on the market, JR team stated that the lady who came by and suggested the list price has the tendency "to shoot too high in the beginning" and that we should lower the price $5-10,000. We refused. At the end of the third week, still with no showings, we agreed to lower it by $10,000; our whole budget to negotiate. Still not showings. At the end of the 4th week, that is when I asked them to reconfirm that the listing agent changed the MLS and it turned out that he didn't. By the time the listing was changed it was near the end of July and although we got a big influx of people coming to see the house (once they could actually find it!) buyers were under the assumption that we must be desperate since it was the end of the summer and the only offer we received was a sum total of $37,000 beneath our original list price and they weren't even serious buyers.<br/><br/>My irritation was even further compounded when I called the agent I had been passed onto and proclaimed my frustration at 1) their error and 2) the money we'd dropped into this with them having messed up our listing and his reaction was, "oh well." And nothing else.<br/><br/>I called Herschel Rothchild then and discussed it with him. While he was nice and certainly more apologetic at their mistake, he said he'd discuss it with the agent and get back to me. He later left me a message stating they knew this was a problem in our neighborhood, sorry and to let him know what else he can do to market out house. WHAT? Aren't THEY supposed to know what to do to market a house?? That's what THEY are there for right?<br/><br/>So, towards the end of the summer we decided to cut our losses, after dropping $3500 or so bucks in costs of having the house on the market with nothing to show for it, we told them we wanted to take the house off the market. They sent us paperwork amending our contract to take the house off the market but forcing us legally to keep them as agents until the expiration of our contract which is not until next year! After they messed up so horribly one would expect them at least to have the decency to decide they'd caused us enough grief and allow us to end our business arrangement with them, but nope, nothing doing and we have no legal recourse to fire them apparently, so this is my recourse as far as I can see. Hope that this experience helps someone not fall into the same trap as we did.

  

08/19/2014 - medina brasel
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Fulshear, TX.
Primary point of contact: Herschel Rothchild and Daniel Nolte

May be we were a one-off but we had a terrible experience with J. Rothchild Team. We own a home in Katy and asked them over on recommendation of our old realtor who moved out of the area to see if it made sense to sell the house and try to make a few bucks. They came over and said that at $425k we should only have to give up 1-3 pct to sell it no problem, so we dropped $2000 to paint and fix the house and another $1000 in addtl expenses to make sure the dogs were at doggie daycare for the first 2 weeks the house was on the market and in storage expenses for boxes of stuff etc. The day after the house went on the market, I couldn't find the listing on HAR.com which is supposed to be a mirror image of the MLS, so I spoke to the listing agent and we figured out that they had listed the subdivision as "Creekside at Cross Creek Ranch" instead of just "Cross Creek Ranch" and in doing so, someone logically searching for just "Cross Creek Ranch" would not pull up the listing. The list agent changed it in HAR and even though I reminded him to do so, did not update the MLS, so for the first ENTIRE MONTH the house was on the market, no one came up with the listing in MLS and we had a total of 1 showing during the hot part of the summer market. Two weeks into the house being on the market, JR team stated that the lady who came by and suggested the list price has the tendency "to shoot too high in the beginning" and that we should lower the price $5-10,000. We refused. At the end of the third week, still with no showings, we agreed to lower it by $10,000; our whole budget to negotiate. Still not showings. At the end of the 4th week, that is when I asked them to reconfirm that the listing agent changed the MLS and it turned out that he didn't. By the time the listing was changed it was near the end of July and although we got a big influx of people coming to see the house (once they could actually find it!) buyers were under the assumption that we must be desperate since it was the end of the summer and the only offer we received was a sum total of $37,000 beneath our original list price and they weren't even serious buyers.

My irritation was even further compounded when I called the agent I had been passed onto and proclaimed my frustration at 1) their error and 2) the money we'd dropped into this with them having messed up our listing and his reaction was, "oh well." And nothing else.

I called Herschel Rothchild then and discussed it with him. While he was nice and certainly more apologetic at their mistake, he said he'd discuss it with the agent and get back to me. He later left me a message stating they knew this was a problem in our neighborhood, sorry and to let him know what else he can do to market out house. WHAT? Aren't THEY supposed to know what to do to market a house?? That's what THEY are there for right?

So, towards the end of the summer we decided to cut our losses, after dropping $3500 or so bucks in costs of having the house on the market with nothing to show for it, we told them we wanted to take the house off the market. They sent us paperwork amending our contract to take the house off the market but forcing us legally to keep them as agents until the expiration of our contract which is not until next year! After they messed up so horribly one would expect them at least to have the decency to decide they'd caused us enough grief and allow us to end our business arrangement with them, but nope, nothing doing and we have no legal recourse to fire them apparently, so this is my recourse as far as I can see. Hope that this experience helps someone not fall into the same trap as we did.
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02/28/2014 - josierg
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Spring, TX.

The whole experience was excellent!! They are very professional and very good at what they do. Their response time was always great, I have nothing, but good things to say about their services. I highly recommend them.

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02/12/2014 - alexlaura05
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Richmond, TX.

The listing agent, realtor and team were very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. After signing the agreement, they put a for sale sign in our yard, listed our home on HAR and printed flyers for us the very next day. We got our first offer after four weeks and our buyer after ten weeks! I have already referred them to neighbors; however, do not give the same recommendation for Celebrity Title.  More Less 

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