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!
‟James sure exceeded our expectations, especially when comparing to our past experiences with realtors. There are truly not enough words to describe him. He is very personable and extremely easy to work with. He makes you feel like you are his only client. All that he does is just amazing and his negotiating skills are incredible. He has true knowl … edge about the market and what is and isn't realistic. He is one to not guide his clients wrong. He is honest and works extraordinarily hard. He certainly has his client's best interest at hand. We can't recommend him enough” Read More ▾
‟By far the most impressive realtor I've ever worked with. His negotiation skills are second to none and his customer service is outstanding making the client "me" feel as if my house is the only house he's working on. Highly recommended”
‟Stop right here, this is the best agent you will find! James Strum was incredibly insightful and intuitive about the market and was honest with me about what to do and what to expect. Everything he told me was right! He sold my home quickly in Glen Allen, and one of his agents, Jamie, helped me purchase a home in Short Pump, and she was awesome as … well. James also works with an incredible network of vendors, and I used his contacts to make some repairs before we put my house on the market” Read More ▾
‟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 genui … ne 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.” Read More ▾
‟James was an outstanding realtor. He made us feel like we were his only clients and was extremely quick in responding to any communication we had with him. As first time home buyers, James was patient and took the time to explain to us any procedural and clerical inquiries we had. He has a great eye for houses, and was quick to point out any flaws … homes we were looking at had. James is extremely honest, and he completely looks out for the best interests of his clients. Instead of pushing a subpar home to get a sale, James will point out deal breakers and try to find you the best home in your budget. James and his team also took care of a lot of the legwork that most others realtors will not once the home is under contract. He stays with you the whole way. His negotiation skills are excellent and he provided us the house at the exact price point we wanted. James Strum is an outstanding realtor and shows true concern and compassion for his clients. He is a refreshingly honest person who I would use again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.” Read More ▾
‟We used James to buy our house when we moved to Richmond three years ago based on a reference from a friend, and recently chose to use his firm to sell our house when we moved from Richmond based on the original experience. I am a very analytic person, and was extremely impressed by the quality and depth of James research regarding the market for … our property. He even suggested we go above the price that I originally discussed with him, which shows he had our best interest in mind and was not just interested in making an easier sell. Thanks to James, we got several thousand dollars above the original asking price that I was envisioning. I would highly recommend James and his firm to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Richmond, as his knowledge of the Richmond market, quantitative nature, and work ethic (the guy was sending me emails after I went to bed and before I got up) make him the ideal realtor” Read More ▾
‟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. Than … ks, James” Read More ▾
‟James Strum is a consumate professional. James was able to assist us on selling as well as buying our new home in key ways that made our process as smooth as possible. James is able to think outside of the box and come up with creative ways to mitigate just about contingency. James has been in the business for quite awhile and has developed a netw … ork of skilled professionals to assist with any situation. We will use James Strum in the future” Read More ▾
‟James Strum found our dream home! After months of searching ourselves, we contacted James and gave him an impossible multi-page list of our new home’s requirements. The first day we came to Richmond, we looked at him dubiously when he told us that he had found our dream home – but he was right! Although the house was out of our price range – an … d first day on the market with a lot of interest – he was somehow able to negotiate our dream price as well. The house has proved to be perfect, and we are truly grateful to James. We also appreciated James’s “pointers” along the way…he explained many pros and cons of homes using knowledge far beyond that of a layperson. Being new to Richmond, we also appreciated the knowledge of the local area he was able to share. He is always available and went “above and beyond” in so many ways - we would highly recommend James to anyone” Read More ▾
‟James was an amazing realtor! He was super helpful every step of the way during our home-buying process! We used all of the inspectors that he recommended and were very pleased with them as well. We would highly recommend James to any of our friends or family! We didn't feel like we had to do very much because he did it all! He exceeded our e … xpectations! Thanks, James” Read More ▾