My name is Rick Santasiere, and I got into real estate as a realtor in 2006, probably the worst year to get it. I enjoyed it, but enjoyed the thought of real estate investment even more, but just didn't know where to start. I sure wish there was a BP back then!! Long story short, I excelled as a part time realtor and did more transactions than any other new agent in the office. After several years though, it became apparent that I didn't need the "Big Box" Real Estate Brokerage any more and I have never realyl been a big fan off too many rules.
In 2011 I decided to get my Brokers License. With one day left to spare in 2011, I got it!! The birth of Santa Realty on January 1, 2012 was celebrated. That first year we did pretty well and closed enough real estate deals to offset the increase in business. We also are Property Managers, and manage several properties throughout CT for out of state owners who left to pursue greater opportunities. My thought was that I can manage my own portfolio, why not help others do the same. I truly enjoy helping people find homes, and have never been much of a high volume guy. Not because I don't like success, but I have found that I tend to focus on fewer clients at a time so that I can be more attentive. I also like spending time researching investment property for myself.
I have 5 single family homes, and one multi family home. My favorite property would be the multi family because it the one that I have the most time and sweat equity in. We did a full gut on it and replaced everything to the studs. Made a ton of mistakes, but I learned from them all!!! It is a decent income producer. I joined BP in August of 2015 on a recommendation of one of the people I manage property for out of Bristol (go figure!!) He got so excited about BP and shared with me, I had to check it out for myself. I am definitely looking to learn, help, and digest all I can while I am here. I still consider myself a "new investor," even though I started buying properties over 5 years ago. I continue to learn daily, and want to continue to expand my portfolio, my property management business, as well as my real estate brokerage in CT and MA. Please introduce yourself!! I look forward to connecting with as many people as I can!
Hey Rick, welcome aboard!
My wife became a real estate agent in 2007. Agreed...it was a tough time to break-in. But, if you can make it work in those times, you'll thrive in today's market! Lucky for us, we weren't relying much on her income at the time.
Lots of great information and resources on BP.
Hi Rick. Welcome.
Welcome to the Best Real Estate Site on the Net.
It is always nice to see another Ct., resident in the forums.
Click on the "learn tab" at the top of the page, and you could be spending many hours on the Information that is available.
thanks all 😊
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