James Strum Real Estate Agent at Long and Foster

James Strum

Real Estate Agent at
Long and Foster

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • Relocations
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

James sells properties fast - selling more than 13% quicker than the average Richmond agent.
James has great Condo experience - having sold 47 more condos than the average agent.
James is a SFH expert - working with over 86% more single family homes than the average Richmond agent.

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More about James Strum

After graduating from James Madison University in 2004, James Strum knew he wanted a career that would allow him to help others. At first he didn’t know exactly what that was. He worked part time for the local schools here in the Richmond area helping with fundraising and he also worked part time in the "Kids Zone" at American Family Fitness. After a couple of years, James knew exactly what he wanted to do. James’ father, Sherwood Strum, was a long time realtor himself here in the area, co-owning his own company in the 70's called Strum and Dunnington and then also working for many years thereafter with Porter Vaughan. Sherwood passed away in 1989 after a long battle with cancer, and surely left a legacy behind pertaining to Richmond real estate. So in 2006, James had made up his mind. He would follow in his father’s footsteps, or as he refers to it, his father’s “Big Ole Boots" ...
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Top Negotiator 2021


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In 2020 The Strum Group served 269 families, In 2021 The Strum Group served 305 families

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  • James listed and sold my home

      James was very pleasant and knowledgeable to work with, including being patient with us when we discovered an unexpected issue that delayed our putting the house on the market for two months. When the house was put on the market, James was instrumental in helping us prepare, show and ultimately sell the house. The process was about 3-1/2 months including the period where the house was sold and the time delay until the actual closing. James was patient with us and helped us diligently all through the process. We would consider using him again if the situation arises.

    • James listed and sold my home

        James sold out home in 2 days, he kept us informed and closing happened on schedule.

      • James listed, but didn't sell, my home

          Couldn’t have asked for more!!!

        • We had two houses to sell and then needed to purchase one. He walked us through each step toward our journey. James exceeded our expectations in ALL areas! He was always quick to respond and knew just who to call for any repairs that needed to be made. His resources were excellent and very reasonable. We could not have maneuvered this journey without him! He is a full-time professional who takes his job seriously! Actually, can't say enough good things about this realtor!!!!! :)

          - John and Crystal
        • 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 homes 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 and 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 Jamess pointers along the wayhe 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

          - James and Carey
        • I could write a novel about all the wonderful things James did for us, but I will try and keep this review short. Three years ago we started looking for a home on and off and happen to come across a few realtors on the side of Zillow. We called three of them to no response and when we called the fourth, (James), he answered his phone right away. We are so fortunate that the first three realtors didn't answer, because James is THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!!! Patient, knowledgeable, responsive and most of all TRUTHFUL are all words I would use to describe James. We saw a few houses that we might have put offers in on and James could have made a quick sale, but he would point out reasons why he wouldn't touch it like cracking driveways, too close to highways, overpriced etc. He is always looking out for his clients. His negotiation skills are second to none! Even though we closed on our house six weeks ago, James is still available to us to answer any question we have and he knows a boatload of top contractors, plumbers and electricians that have done amazing jobs as well and have helped us make our house our home. You will never find another realtor who makes you feel as if you are his only client, EVER! His team is really wonderful as well! In closing, if you are on the fence about hiring a realtor, please do yourself a favor and hire James, I promise you will NOT be disappointed!!!

          - Happy Customer
        • James Strum recently assisted with the sale of my home which was a phenomenal success. James walked me through each stage of the process and was highly engaged from a leadership and listening standpoint. His planning and strategic vision helped secure an offer, above asking price, within 24 hours of the listing. James was a fair and keen negotiator and held firm to our requirements while also balancing his experience with market standards. Given the opportunity to work with James again, I would not hesitate. I HIGHLY recommend James Strum!

          - Kevin and Catherine
        • James Strum of the Strum Group sold our home at full price in under a week! Couldn't be more impressed with him and his team's ability to get everything put together and on the market so fast. My family and I needed to relocate for work fairly quickly, so quickly in fact that the majority of the paper work was handled online through James. It was a big relief having him handle the buyers and the selling coordination. We were very impressed with his professionalism, attention to detail and responsiveness. We would highly recommend James and the Strum Group to anyone buying or selling in the Richmond area.

          - Dave
        • 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

          - Robert and Nancy
        • 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 area. 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!

          - Laura and Josh