Robin understands the highs and lows of the real estate market. Despite the media’s frequent evaluations of the industry, including “it’s a buyer’s market,” or “it’s a seller’s market,” Robin believes each buyer and seller create his or her own market.
His first experience in home buying was for investment purposes: Robin purchased his residence then proceeded to move out and convert it to a rental property. He made the transaction appear so seamless that his friends and relatives began to approach him for help with their own real estate transactions. Within a short time, Robin’s real estate career was born. A licensed Realtor and Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist in the state of California, Robin has been a member of the Agent Leadership Council (ALC) for the past three years. He frequently attends industry seminars, and teaches classes to newer real estate agents at his Los Alamitos office.
Since venturing into the real estate industry in 2005, Robin has been affiliated with Keller Williams Realty. Established in 1978, Keller Williams Realty is one of the leading companies in the business: maintaining focus on the latest real estate trends, continuously updating knowledge of local markets, rules, and regulations, and improving internal processes by incorporating emerging technology to streamline transactions – for both clients and agents.
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments in most people’s lives. Robin makes it a priority to give his clients what he would want if he were the home buyer: attention, enthusiasm, and honesty. His emphasis is on communication between his client and himself. Robin recognizes each client’s need to know what is happening at all times throughout the transaction, and takes his role as the client’s “trusted, experienced real estate agent” very seriously. As a result of this approach, over half of Robin’s clients come through referrals. “Because the majority of my business is referred to me by people I’ve worked with in the past, I can focus ninety percent of my time on helping my clients, rather than a lot of marketing activities or door-knocking,” Robin explains.
When working with a new client, Robin makes it clear that that client doesn’t just have him working on the transaction; Robin has developed several key relationships with other business professionals – all with the goal of providing excellent customer service and transactional expertise solely for the client’s benefit.
· Keith Murphy, Lender: Analyzes the financial situation to create a mortgage with the client’s specific needs in mind.
· Jasmin Duran, Transaction Coordinator: Maintains the file, maintains contact with the other agent and with escrow, and ensures the broker file adheres to DRE standards.
· Tim Weidenkeller, Homeowners Insurance: Provides necessary coverage, meeting transaction requirements at a competitive price.
· Jasmin Duran, Short Sale Liaison: Maintains communication with the banks and loss mitigation negotiators; makes sure a complete short sale packet is submitted to the bank, including necessary follow-up.
· Kelly Wirchak, California Sunset Escrow.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Robin met his beautiful wife Elizabeth in Munich in the early nineties. Robin recalls with a smile, “It was love at first sight.” Happily married for the past 12 years, Robin and Elizabeth currently reside in Long Beach, California. In Robin’s spare time, he enjoys walking Bear and Chimay, the couple’s two rescued white German Shepherds, reading, gardening, and traveling.