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!
‟I don't think we could be happier with our experiences with James. We immediately had a sense that he was an expert in real estate and the Richmond area. He kept us informed of everything going on with our search and our purchase once we found the right house. James and his staff were always available and really made us feel like we were his on … ly client. Our four year old son didn't mind looking at house as long as James was there! I have already recommended him to anyone who needs an agent that will work hard for you and get you a fantastic outcome. Super agent. 100% satisfaction in all phases of the process of finding our dream home. We will always use James for our real estate need” Read More ▾
‟James was excellent from start to finish. He was always very professional and really knows the market, as well as how to close. He was able to get a full price offer for me, which was above my initial expectations, in less than two weeks and get the deal closed quickly. He handled all of the details with very little headache for me. I will def … initely work exclusively with James in the future.” Read More ▾
‟I am going to keep this short and sweet. I echo the positive comments made by previous reviewers. James and his team were able to sell our home twice (first buyers loan fell through) in only 10 days for top dollar! Before choosing James and his team, we had an offer from another real estate company who estimated the sale price of our home for $20, … 000 less than what James was able to sell our home for. We had a fairly rough closing, but James went above and beyond to close on the home on time for us to be able to buy our new home. His sense of urgency as if it was his home and situation made us feel at ease during the entire process! We are more than pleased with the service James gave us before, during, and after the sale of our home. If you are looking to sell your home in the Richmond area, I would highly recommend contacting James and meeting him. Even if you have another agent and company in mind, it's worth 30 minutes of your time to talk and meet with him before you choose someone else. Random side note... We have two young kids, and he was great with them whenever we met. VERY personable, and was sensitive to their sleep schedules as far as lining up the viewings. Kid approved” Read More ▾
‟We are so lucky to have met James at a property back in September. New to the home buying process, he really impressed us with his knowledge of properties, school districts, renovation costs, and so much more. He responded immediately to all of our questions and concerns and made our home search so easy and convenient. When we finally found the ho … use we wished to make our home, he was very helpful and available asap when we needed to make a move on putting in our bid. James is a killer at negotiations as well! We ran into some things after receiving the inspection report and he fought for us the whole way through. The only reason we got exactly what we wanted was because James was on our side as our realtor. We truly feel that if it weren't for James we would still be renting. Thanks to him we are living in and loving our new home” Read More ▾
‟James was great to work with during the recent purchase of my home. Very dedicated and determined to give his clients the best service possible. Highly recommended!”
‟The finest in Richmond, and dedicated to providing the highest standards in customer satisfaction. The Strum group helped save my family Fifty thousand dollars off asking price in a sellars market. The experience and professionalism of the team is above reproach. If you want it done call Strum”
‟From the first time I met James he displayed nothing but professionalism. James really takes the time to listen to what you want in a home and delivers just that. I can admit that I was a bit of a handful but he definitely kept me on track. I respected his honest feedback and how he made me feel as if he was just MY agent. There is no doubt that I … would recommend him to others as well as call on him again if I needed to.” Read More ▾
‟James was partly in this deal of my home buying process. He was representing the seller and did a overall good job handling the deal well for both parties. Linda Elmore was representing us during our home buying process. She was deligent, honest and prompt in her approach throughout the process. Was patient and answered … all my queries and was able to follow up with her associates when needed to clarify. Made us help purchase our dream home in a efficient and timely fashion. She got the whole process of application, offer, inspection, appraisal, home insurance and closing as smooth as it could be..... As a first Ike home buyer I definetly recommend Linda to anybody who is in the market and of course James strum has been a good team player in this” Read More ▾
‟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 dedicate d. 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” 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 ▾