A lifelong Richmond resident, James enjoys sharing his knowledge and love of the area with all of his clients. James comes from a real estate family background with his father a residential Realtor and his sister in investment real estate. Having been around the business most of his life, James possesses the necessary elements to bring happiness and satisfaction to his clients.
James is a graduate of James Madison University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Through the tools and techniques learned there, James believes this adds to his success with client relationships.
In his leisure hours, James enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and beach vacations!
‟We interviewed 7 realtors, James Strum was our last interview. We were impressed with James professionalism and knowledge but also with his strategy approach to sell our home. We also loved his personality and we believed he was honest and a go getter. James Strum is a Seller's realtor that is his specialty! He listed our home and on the first … day we got an offer. Our home sold in three days but fours day to do the paperwork. The first loan fell through. James relisted our home and within 48 hours we were under contract. He brought us a full offer with no closing cost to buyer.. We moved 2300 miles before the completion of the closing but we never worried about anything. James handled every aspect of the sell and our closing to the end. If you are serious sellers or buyers do not overlook James Strum, he is a loyal and hard worker for his clients” Read More ▾
‟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!!!”
‟James promised us a quick sale, and we got it! Some of it was our house, of course, but he negotiated us a great offer, after guiding us through the best repairs to make to get top dollar on the house. He helped find us good contractors to prepare the house, and was very available every step of the way. I was dreading the process, but it was ac … tually incredibly easy with James. He was recommended by a friend who had the same experience as us! Thanks, James!” Read More ▾
‟He is a great and experienced realtor that will listen to your needs. It was apparent from the beginning that he is extremely trustworthy and ethical. His goal is to get you into the home YOU want. You are going to feel comfortable with him and you will not be disappointed. Thanks to James Strum I was able to find the home I wanted. The steps bet … ween finding the home and moving into the home were so easy because of James' help! I recommend him to everyone! If you want a great experience with a realtor, then you should definitely consider James Strum” Read More ▾
‟James Strum is a consummate professional and working with him to sell our house and buy a new one was a fantastic experience. He has an unbelievable knowledge of the market, he priced our home perfectly, gave us great staging advice, had a wonderful photographer take great photos to help market the home, and got the word out to realtors in the are … a. We had four showings within 24 hours of being on the market, and in less than 72 hours we had a full price offer. Throughout the entire process of selling our home James was available and happy to answer our questions and concerns. After selling our home, James helped us search for a new home, and even though he did an amazing job selling our old house, it was in this area that his skills, knowledge, work ethic, and dedication to his clients shone. He showed my wife and I houses whenever we saw something that interested us - he answered all of our questions, had a great eye for properties and a deep and thorough knowledge of the area. The thing that stood out about James service was that he did not push us towards a house that he didn't think was right for our needs. He quickly adapted to the wants and needs of our family and after a few showings was showing us only properties that had the features we wanted. My wife and I trusted his judgement implicitly and he showed great patience in helping us find our dream home. His knowledge of the area and the market meant he was also a great negotiator on our behalf, making sure we got the house we loved at the price we needed! We moved into our new home this past weekend and we couldn't be happier. Working with James made the stressful business of buying and selling a home a fun and exciting experience for my wife and I, and by the end of the process he felt like a member of the family!” Read More ▾
‟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!”
‟James Strum is an outstanding realtor! I could tell when working with him that he truly listened to what we were looking for and wasn't just trying to sell us a house but was trying to help us find a home. I will be recommending James to anyone I meet who is looking to buy or sell a home.”
‟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” Read More ▾
‟James!!!!! You are AWESOME!, You are professional!, and Excelent person,, If you are looking for a REALTOR, James is the man,, he has the knowledge, he has excellent skill, is patient,, give you all the advices, and give you the tools you need to look for your home,, he open your page and update as your require and needs, He show the houses … you are interested ,, contact realtors, financing and the people you need for make easy this big journal. We have not enought word to THANKS your time James,, really has been a bless to meet you,,,and help us find the place we can call HOME, where you are always welcome!!!!” Read More ▾
‟The Strum Group of Long and Foster did an excellent job for us. I highly recommend them. Jamie Richardson did an amazing job finding us the perfect new home. We will be using their services to upgrade and sell our old home once our move is completed. I highly recommend both James and Jamie.”