Realtor (10 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Team reviews

James helped us find our first home -- driving to numerous homes on his own while we were at work -- so it was an easy decision to have him sell the same home. James worked the phones for us while he was out of the country on his honeymoon and faxed documents just before his wedding. He is incredible at his job and always available. We wish we could have brought him to Georgia with us.

  

05/07/2015 - darrenepps10
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in North Chesterfield, VA.

James helped us find our first home -- driving to numerous homes on his own while we were at work -- so it was an easy decision to have him sell the same home. James worked the phones for us while he was out of the country on his honeymoon and faxed documents just before his wedding. He is incredible at his job and always available. We wish we could have brought him to Georgia with us.

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05/07/2015 - user17142162
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Midlothian, VA.

We chose James based on his excellent reviews on Zillow. James has a vast knowledge of the area and what to look for in a home. He would never let us settle on anything until we found the home that we loved. He never made us feel like an inconvenience, even unusual times. I will highly recommend to anyone looking for a realtor in the Richmond area!

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05/06/2015 - beallms
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Henrico, VA.

This was my first time buying a house and I knew nothing about the process. Jamie took the time to explain every single step and detail to me, and answered any questions I had, regardless of how minute and small and silly it may have been. He knew the area of town that I was looking in and he knew what I was looking for. He had his ear to the ground for any properties that met my parameters. The day that my house went on the market, he made an appointment for that afternoon and we put an offer in and it was accepted that same day. He knew exactly what to offer that the sellers would respond to and he fought for a real good deal in closing costs and upgrades that the house needed. My first house buying experience was simple and painless thanks to Jamie.

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02/11/2015 - windglider
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Mechanicsville, VA.

I would highly recommend James to anyone wishing to sell their home at the highest possible price and in the shortest length of time. He exhibited the utmost in professionalism and far exceeded my expectations. James is very knowledgeable of the real estate market and demonstrated this as he reviewed comps with me and patiently explained the home selling process. James has a keen eye for what it takes to sell a home and a knack for home staging. The pictures that he took of my home were beautiful and really showcased the positive features that the home had to offer. When we discussed list price, I recall James saying, “If we price the home appropriately, it will sell quickly and at top dollar….trust me”. Well, James earned my trust many, many times over. He was able to sell my home in 3 days and at top dollar as he promised!! The purchase price was nearly spot-on with his recommended list price!!! James was always readily available to answer any questions that I had and did an outstanding job keeping me abreast of the process. From the beginning, I felt as if James had my best interest at heart and valued me as a client. He’s truly among the best of the best in real estate!

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02/07/2015 - kateclatterbaugh
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Westover, Richmond, VA.

James is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and professional real estate agent. He has a vast knowledge of the Richmond market, negotiation, suggesting improvements, staging, etc. James kept in constant contact with us throughout the selling process and we never waited longer than an hour for a return call, day or night. By no fault of James, we went through 3 purchase contracts before finally closing on our home. Through all of the challenges, James' enthusiasm to sell our home never faltered and his positive attitude kept us encouraged. We sold our home while we were out of town e and James' handled all of our repairs, maintenance and inspections. His professional contacts and willingness to handle the details was invaluable especially since we were 100’s of miles away. There wasn't a challenge we faced that James wasn't willing to tackle. By the end of our sale experience, we truly felt like we'd found a friend in James. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a first class realtor.

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01/27/2015 - user13585423
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Midlothian, VA.

James was an outstanding realtor. He made us feel like we were his only clients and was extremely quick in responding to any communication we had with him. As first time home buyers, James was patient and took the time to explain to us any procedural and clerical inquiries we had. He has a great eye for houses, and was quick to point out any flaws homes we were looking at had. James is extremely honest, and he completely looks out for the best interests of his clients. Instead of pushing a subpar home to get a sale, James will point out deal breakers and try to find you the best home in your budget. James and his team also took care of a lot of the legwork that most others realtors will not once the home is under contract. He stays with you the whole way. His negotiation skills are excellent and he provided us the house at the exact price point we wanted. James Strum is an outstanding realtor and shows true concern and compassion for his clients. He is a refreshingly honest person who I would use again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

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01/07/2015 - vwade12
Bought a home in 2014 in Studley, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

James sure exceeded our expectations, especially when comparing to our past experiences with realtors. There are truly not enough words to describe him. He is very personable and extremely easy to work with. He makes you feel like you are his only client. All that he does is just amazing and his negotiating skills are incredible. He has true knowledge about the market and what is and isn't realistic. He is one to not guide his clients wrong. He is honest and works extraordinarily hard. He certainly has his client's best interest at hand. We can't recommend him enough.

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01/01/2015 - kahuffer
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Glen Allen, VA.

We highly recommend working with Jamie when it comes time to buy/sell a home. I had accepted a job relocation out of state when we reached out to have him sell our house. He was very helpful when it came time to prepare our home for listing recommending things we needed to address and worries we had that turned out not to be worries at all. We were a little nervous trying to sell our home in December (not the prime time to do so), but Jamie assured us that he would get us top dollar within 30 days. We listed the house on a Wednesday and had a FULL PRICE OFFER in 5 days (as Jamie promised we would accept nothing less!). Jamie is a determined, knowledgeable, detail-oriented professional in the real estate market. His contacts in the industry including other agents and residential contractors made the process seamless and headache-free. Neighbors looking to sell their home have asked for his contact information already. Working with the James Strum team was a great experience! He has certainly set the bar high for our future real estate transactions.

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12/21/2014 - kennynshelley
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Beaverdam, VA.

James was very professional, attentive and just the realtor we needed! He got our home sold and was there to answer questions and walk us through every step of the process. We will gladly recommend him to anyone and he is the only realtor we will contact for any real estate needs we have in the future!

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11/24/2014 - deh5t
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Henrico, VA.

I had a fantastic experience using James Strum to sell our house. I was extremely happy with the price and we were able to get full asking, and on top of that the process moved very quickly from list to close. Even beyond those important factors, he was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire process, from getting the house ready for listing, recommending high quality and fair priced contractors, and coordinating all the steps along the way. Not surprisingly given his Richmond background and years of experience, it's very apparent that he knows everything about the greater Richmond market and that alone I think is extremely valuable. No doubt I'll be recommending James to friends and family, but on top of that I'll definitely be using James again myself when the time comes.

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