Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Midlothian, VA.
I would highly recommend James to anyone looking for an excellent agent. James was extremely helpful from the moment he introduced himself. In addition to information on the listing and sale, he helped arrange contractors in instances when scheduling of our usual ones proved difficult. He was always available for questions or information. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the market and our area.
In our circumstance, he found a qualified buyer who committed to a strong contract. For reasons unrelated to James' work with the negotiations and/or contract the buyer indicated that he might breach the contract. Despite not being able to put the house back on the market, James still found another buyer within just days. And not just any buyer, but one that offered the full asking price for the home.
James constantly followed up on details and made sure everything went through smoothly. I would certainly recommend him to my family and friends.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Henrico, VA.
James is a dedicated, professional, and hard-working agent who was excellent to work with in buying our first home. From the beginning, and throughout the home buying process, he guided us in finding exactly what we were looking for and honed in on what we needed in our first home. He truly listened to our input and concerns, while making recommendations along the way.
I would highly recommend James as a buyers agent for anyone looking to buy a house in the Richmond area. His responsiveness, availability, and flexibility made it easy to work around all our busy schedules.
If and when we are in the market again, we will undoubtedly look forward to working with James in the future.
Working with James was an absolute delight. As a first time homebuyer, I was an uninformed mess. Long story short, I found James and then James found me my dream home. James was incredibly well informed, patient, kind and trustworthy. Always just a phone call away, he spent hours answering questions and making sure I was comfortable, up to date and happy. If you want an agent who is going to go above and beyond and work tirelessly to find you a perfect fit, James is your man.
James has been a pleasure to work with. James was our selling agent and he sold our house for us within 45 days, which is really good! He took time to create great views of each of our rooms that truly reflected the spaciousness of the house! The listings in various websites looked great and we got a lot of showings for the house. He was able to negotiate with our eventual buyers for a fair price! James is easy to work with and he is definitely a people person! He can sometimes come across as being a little tough but he has your best interest at heart and is willing to do what it takes!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Richmond, VA.
I moved from out of state with my girlfriend and we did not know anything about the Richmond Area. James was very helpful in our search for a home as well as showing us the Richmond area. We were also first time home buyers and James went above and beyond answering our questions and explaing items we did not understand. Both my girlfriend and I enjoyed our experience with James.
1/14/13***Just want to take some time to update my review of James, and again say that I would recommend him to anyone I know. After I had purchased the home above with James as my relator I was transfered 6 months later and needed to sell the same house. After I talked with James about this situation he called me back 1 day later and said he had the perfect people to buy my house. After that he took care of everything and sold the house before it was even on the market and for more $ than what I had paid 6 months prior. James always told me he brings buyers and sellers together for the best deal possible and that is exactly what he did. You can't find anyone better in the Richmond area to buy or sell a house.
We have purchased a few homes through Jamie over the past few years. His level of knowledge, expertise, dedication, and follow through are amazing. He was highly capable of guiding us through the purchase of our primary residence as well as investment properties.
He has a great relationship with a local loan officer which ensures that process is as smooth as possible.
I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends . Simply put he is really good at his job!
My husband and I used James to purchase and sell our old home. The new home we purchased was for $425k and the home we sold was $205k. He was was always contacting us with updates and feedback and made us comfortable through both the buying and selling process. He not only became our life long agent, but we now look at him as a friend. Thank you James for you knowledge, your understanding, and your responsiveness.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $250K in Willow Lawn, Richmond, VA.
Mr. Strum could not have been more attentive and helpful in literally every single part of the home buying process. He was patient in showing possible homes, never once making me feel pressured or trying to sway me a certain way; however, he was always thorough with answering questions and looking at the ins and outs of each house depending on my interest level.
He listened to me, gave strategic suggestions and went to bat for me in the negotiation process, putting me at ease through it all, and getting me down to the price I was comfortable with.
He guided me through all of the details of purchasing the home (inspections, loans, closing, insurance, home improvements before move-in, etc), again, never being overbearing or making me feel he was trying to force me to use certain people, but giving me those options and guiding me through them when I did decide to go with his suggestions.
I have highly recommended him to friends and family members in their home buying and selling process due to his flawless job with me. I have been in my home for almost 3 years and he continues to check in every now and then making sure there aren't any issues that I may need help figuring out who to call to get them fixed/covered.
You will not be disappointed in this EXTREMELY hard working and dedicated real estate agent. He will make you feel like you are his only client, when that is certainly not the case!
James grew up in the Richmond area and knows this town like the back of his hand. His patience through the process was amazing and his negotiation skills got me the deal I was looking for! I would recommend James to anyone!!!