Richard Hamlin Real Estate, Inc.
March 1988 - February 2009
Set up and ran an independent company that became a prolific listing agency, incorporating creative marketing that resulted in 67% of all listings sold in a 30% market. Later, dropped the property listing business in favor of moving up to exclusive buyer representation in 1995, and that ove changed everything! Since then, 96% of the firm's buyer clients have successfully closed on their home purchases, and in 1997 every closing was a referral. By shunning dual agency, the firm has completely leveled the playing field for its home buyer clients.
Tri-State Exclusive Buyer Agency Council
May 1995 - December 2000
Served as president of the newly formed association of exclusive buyer agents in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas, to serve and promote the practice for the benefit of home buyers. Also, was a charter member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, a national organization that quickly recruited 3,000 members coast to coast.
Former General Manager
Century 21 Everight Holland
May 1987 - February 1988
Managed the residential division, with 21 agents plus staff. Trained agents in buyer representation, detailed listing and marketing techniques, creative financing and creative marketing, and power negotiating.
Stamford Condominium Owners Association
January 1978 - August 1981
Served as president of a newly formed association of condominium owners, formed to bring property tax appeals against the Stamford Tax Assessor for assessing taxes inequitably, according to State law. Quickly recruited 2,000 members, all of whom wanted to join the tax law suits. With 404 individual tax law suits filed against the Assessor, and three years in the courts, we won a 100% settlement in favor of the condominium owners, and changed the system of taxing condominiums in the city forever.
Harbor View Court Condominiums
January 1977 - December 1978
Served two years as president of a 20-unit condominium association. Also, served as Treasurer of Forest Grove Condominiums, a 21-unit complex in Stamford.