Realtor (10 years experience)

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

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James Strum and his team exceeded our expectations. We've bought and sold 7 homes over the past 20 years and have experienced good and not so good experiences with various Real Estate partners. James offered guidance, suggestions, and practical tips throughout the process from pre-listing phases to contract conclusion and closing. He had a genuine interest in us, our family, and stayed in close contact with us at every step. We had two contracts in less than 20 days, one of which we accepted and successfully closed at a price we are happy about. James "stands out" from his responsiveness, loyalty to your best interests, and demonstrating authentic care and professionalism. If we need to sell another home, we will definable engage James.

  

11/05/2014 - joneskatie
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Midlothian, VA.

James Strum and his team exceeded our expectations. We've bought and sold 7 homes over the past 20 years and have experienced good and not so good experiences with various Real Estate partners. James offered guidance, suggestions, and practical tips throughout the process from pre-listing phases to contract conclusion and closing. He had a genuine interest in us, our family, and stayed in close contact with us at every step. We had two contracts in less than 20 days, one of which we accepted and successfully closed at a price we are happy about. James "stands out" from his responsiveness, loyalty to your best interests, and demonstrating authentic care and professionalism. If we need to sell another home, we will definable engage James.

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07/03/2014 - zuser20140623100550317
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Midlothian, VA.

An amazing agent, and an amazing team! We have had a terrible past two years, and are having to short sell our house. Once I met with James, I felt better about the process. James told me what to expect, and that he would sell the house within the month. Within 6 weeks, our house was under contract in spite of major problems and issues including foundation problems and such. He has been very encouraging in a difficult situation, and continues to be pro-active and supportive as we move forward with the sale of our house. I have already recommended him to several friends, and greatly encourage others to use his agency!

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03/29/2014 - eenie91
Bought a home in 2014 in Dutch Gap, Chester, VA 23831.

James is simply unbeatable. He is available for you whenever you need him, whether it's by phone, email or text, making you feel like you are his only client. We saw a home listed one evening and told him we wanted to see it, and he took us there the very next day. That was on a Friday, and he and his staff drew up our offer over the weekend so we could sign it and get it submitted on Monday.

He listens to you and is dedicated to what you want and doesn't stop until you get it. James went above and beyond for us as our buyer's agent; the home we fell in love with and just had to have was very difficult to get. It was a foreclosure and was only available on a wretchedly-run auction site, but James was there each night to put bids in for us, all the while giving us advice until we finally got it.

James steered us through the entire process of buying a home, making it as easy for us as possible. His expertise with all aspects of buying a house was invaluable to us. He calmed our fears and guided us all the way through. He read and explained every document we signed and made any corrections and changes that were needed to protect us. He has a network of top-notch partners including an inspection company, lending agents, appraisers and an excellent closing attorney. And he works with all these experts to make sure things progress on track, all the while keeping you informed with each step. He even has an army of skilled plumbers, electricians and HVAC specialists who you can trust to help get your property perfected before moving in.

I highly recommend James to anyone in the Richmond area looking to buy a home.

Not only did we find an extraordinary realtor in James Strum, we found a friend.

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03/19/2014 - user1731186
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Richmond, VA.

We couldn't be more pleased with the sale of our home on 2205 Oakhampton Ct. James strum is hands down the BEST Realtor in Richmond. James is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated. He was there for us every step of the way and did everything in his power to make sure we were satisfied. i will recommend James to everyone i know that is looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you James we appreciate everything you have done for us. Ossama & Farah

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03/18/2014 - unofranklin
Showed home in 2013 in Cave Spring, Roanoke, VA 24018.

Fair, honest and hard working. I will use James again. He took the time not only to answer my questions, he was available nights, weekends and just about every time I wanted to view property.

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03/17/2014 - REN7
Sold a home in 2013 in Huguenot, Bon Air, VA 23235.

James understands the Richmond market. He helped us sell our home for more than what other agents thought we could sell it for (in less than 2 weeks). On the flip side, he helped us negotiate the selling price down on the house we were purchasing more than what we thought we could do. We would use him again and have recommended him to others. Thanks, James!

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03/03/2014 - BrettPrillaman
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Rosedale, Richmond, VA.

Bottom Line: If you don't go with James, your doing yourself a disservice. My wife and I were very happy with the service James Strum provided in the recent sale of my home in Richmond's Northside (Rosedale). He was able to sell a home I had owned for almost 10 years and hadn't lived in for 7 years. He was there for me when I returned from an Iraq deployment in 2009 and helped me find a tenant to occupy the home when it got slow. Then when the opportunity came to sell, when it was financially right for me, he was there to market, price, advise, help, befriend, negotiate, and sell the home. James is a class act, honest, a man of integrity, and, in my opinion one of Richmond's finest real estate agents. He's not only served me, but my closest family members, and his service has transformed into friendship. I can honestly say there is no other agent in Richmond that I will ever do a real estate transaction with unless their name is James Strum. Please consider this to be a frank and honest assessment of a great agent; you need not look elsewhere for a greater professional for this industry.

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02/14/2014 - user45050901
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Richmond, VA.

James was always ready and available anytime I had questions or concerns. He was always looking out for my best interest. In the end I got a great house and I am very pleased with his service and support. James is also periodically checking in to make sure everything is going well.

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06/18/2013 - user2400752
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Powhatan, VA.

The thing that surprises me the most about James is that he has 8 years of experience. After my first phone call with him, I would've guessed that he had 28 years instead. I've dealt with several realtors through my years, and they all could have used some lessons from him. His relaxed style, vast knowledge, and superior professionalism sets him apart from the rest. He made what can be a highly stressful process almost effortless for us. I wouldn't recommend anyone BUT James for one's real estate needs.

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05/18/2013 - user87218278
Sold a home in 2013 in Huguenot, Bon Air, VA 23235.

James helped us to sell our house and negotiate into a new one. His knowledge and expertise allowed us to set the right price and sell quickly. I would recommend James to anyone I the Richmond area in need of selling and/or buying a home.

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