Successfully serving Central Contra Costa and Southern Solano County particularly Benicia and Vallejo. Your needs are top priority, therefore I always pick up the phone. You can expect highly personalized attention. As a conscientious real estate agent, my philosophy of “service first” means I am dedicated throughout our real estate journey together, I work around your schedule, and you will enjoy how personable and approachable I am.
As a self-motivated, conscientious real estate agent with a strong work ethic, my underlying philosophy of “service first” means that my clients’ needs are paramount. I work diligently to understand each client’s goals and to always exemplify trust, transparency, and integrity. I work closely with buyers and sellers to educate and inform them at every step of a transaction. I help people to buy and sell homes while keeping in mind both their immediate and long-term goals. My reputation for honest communication and active listening has made me a trusted advisor for the people with whom I work. courtesy of Andrew Urban Benecia Realtor
I want to take this opportunity to share a little of my story. A note my mother sent me a long time ago, still hanging on our refrigerator, reads: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
I experienced this philosophy in action for the first time when my father moved our family from Germany to New Zealand when I was a boy. It was a scary experience to uproot and move more than 10,000 miles away from home, literally to the other side of the world!
I took to New Zealand well, attending school and earning a degree in accounting. It’s commonplace for young Kiwis to leave the country and see more of the world, which is how I found myself in the United States for the first time.
I got my first job here as an accountant with a travel company. One thing led to another, and I ended up staying, building a career in finance through senior roles at Hyatt Hotels, a law firm, and a strategic consulting company.
Corporate America started to wear on me, however, and I elected to leave before I was driven insane. For a change of pace, I founded a home repair company in Benicia with my wife, Dawson. Through our work, I gained deep knowledge of our real estate market.
Between 2005 and 2006, I spent a lot of time in the hospital. When you’re confronted with your own vulnerability like that, you start to think about what you want to do with your life. I was stuck in a hospital bed, but I was determined to turn that difficulty into opportunity.
One of the changes I decided to make was to pursue a career in real estate. It was a great place to start, but my timing was not ideal- the Great Recession began less than a year later. When the market downturn hit, I still wasn’t deterred. When I make a commitment I stick with it, and you already know my stance on difficulty and opportunity.
Buying or selling real estate is an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent will have significant impact on your results. I understand well the challenges owners and buyers face, and I invest time to educate each one of my clients and show them how we can win. I signed on with Keller Williams Realty, a worldwide brokerage that matches my mindset and provides me with support and training to keep my skills sharp. I look forward to reaching even more people in need, and I’m confident that our future is bright!
It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I’m committed as a professional to provide the highest level of service and I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate how my knowledge and experience will deliver value to you.
10 REASONS TO HIRE ANDREW AS YOUR AGENT
Experience and my commitment to continuing education.
Expert – As a member of this community, I am well versed on neighborhoods, market trends, community features, schools, etc…
Comparative Pricing Analysis – With my experience, I will list your home at the right price. I am diligent in my research and pride myself in listing homes that will yield the highest sales price in the most reasonable number of days on the market.
Marketing and Market Conditions Info – My neighborhood insights and technology will keep you in the know. My experience and knowledge in marketing to targeted areas will expedite the process to get you the right price or find your perfect home.
Home Staging – Home presentation is key...you only get one first impression. My network of professionals will consult you on the best way to stage your home.
Worldwide Network – Through my affiliation with Keller Williams, the largest real estate company in the world, I have a vast network of agents who I partner with in addition to the local network I have built with agents from other companies.
Negotiation Skills - Whether representing a buyer or seller, I will negotiate on your behalf and in YOUR best interest.
Transaction Management – My transaction team will handle all of the details of your transaction from start to finish and keep you informed on a daily basis as to any issues or anything needing your attention.
Post-Closing Assistance – I will continue to be available to you post-closing should you have questions or need assistance.
Happy and Satisfied Clients - Andrew is wonderful! He is very dedicated and available. He goes above and beyond on both selling your home and helping you find your new home. We were able to sell our house over asking and found our dream home.
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