If past experiences predict future successes, real estate agent Ryan Rogers has good days ahead. The native Austinite knew he found his life's passion when he closed $17 million in properties in his first year as a real estate specialist. Pretty impressive, no?
Pulling from his 24 years of customer service experience — and gaining industry momentum over the next 11 years — he has currently racked up more than $200 million in sales, thanks in part to a laser-like focus on clients’ needs. He is also highly skilled at negotiating contracts and communicating market trend information, two things that are key to getting buyers and sellers exactly what they want.
Actively marketing each property to its fullest potential, he knows the importance of current social media tools. He uses them in the best possible way to highlight a property and maximize a listing’s exposure to potential buyers. He’s become even more effective with the support and reach of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty in his corner.
Perhaps the true key to his success, however, is his strongest personality trait: a servant’s heart. As an ardent supporter, mentor, and counselor for people who have parents with Alzheimer's disease, he has shown a great capacity to care for and serve others. He’s also a strong supporter and volunteer for an Austin animal rescue group. This intrinsic desire to help others comes across in his day-to-day work and is largely the reason he always has happy clients.
We chatted with him to find out more about his work and what drives him.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Ryan Rogers: Seeing the happiness and joy that homeownership brings is always inspiring, especially at the closing table when the buyer thought the day would never come.
CM: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to people looking for their dream home?
RR: Get prequalified for your loan first, and then team up with a reputable mortgage lender or bank that can answer all your questions and help you set realistic expectations.
CM: And advice to those who are selling?
RR: Decluttering, cleaning, and paint touch-up are some of the least expensive things you can do when selling a home. Fresh mulch and annual colors in the flower beds will also make an impact on buyers, and it looks great in photography.
CM: What do you consider your "special skill”?
RR: I am well connected. I have long, deep-rooted relationships with many tradespeople and contractors who are beneficial to my clients. You'll never see me asking for recommendations in my line of work.
CM: What's one thing people might not know about you?
RR: I am a dog lover and volunteer for a local English bulldog rescue. I'm very loyal to the breed.
See Ryan Rogers' latest listings here, or contact him at 512-413-9456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.