My name is Tom Schroth, and I’ve been a full-time Atlanta real estate agent for 23 years. I once had a successful career in corporate America, but while going through the experience of buying a home, I became aware of the poor service and overall lack of knowledge and skill that seemed to be prevalent among the Realtors I worked with.
I was convinced that the principles I’d seen that led to success in the corporate world—things like knowing your industry, respecting your clients and serving them well—could also be applied to the real estate industry as well. So I set out to do just that. Twenty years later, I have built a thriving real estate business based on the simple premise that buyers and sellers deserve to work with Realtors who are professional, knowledgeable and care about the clients they represent.
Most importantly, I will simplify the often-complex world of Atlanta real estate for you, so that you enjoy a transaction that’s smooth, profitable and hassle-free.
Ask other Atlanta real estate agents whether they:
- Are a Licensed Real Estate Broker (Not just holding a “sales person” license)
- Obtained their license as part of a 4 year undergraduate college degree
- Are an active real estate investor having multiple properties including rehabs and rentals
- Have Extensive “real world” corporate sales and marketing experience
- Completed a Bachelors of Business Administration in Sales & Marketing
- Took concentrated university coursework in Contract Law and Business Finance
- Have experience as a building contractor / renovator / home inspector
- Are a Crown Financial Ministries graduate
- Participate as an active real estate investor
- Started, owned and operated their own RE/MAX franchise
- Have owned 16 properties personally
- They are full time agents or just part time real estate hobbyists
Why am I a Realtor? The main reason I work in real estate is simple: Because it’s something I really enjoy! As an Atlanta real estate agent I get to form great relationships with a wide range of people and then help them with one of the largest and most complex purchases they’ll make in their lifetime. But it can also be one of your most satisfying purchases when you work with the right real estate professional.
Personally, every client I work with provides me with a unique challenge and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. In addition, I have a passion for building and construction, which makes real estate a natural outlet for me both professionally and creatively.
What makes me different? My extensive background in corporate America, training in real estate, building and construction are what set me apart from other Realtors
Before embarking on my real estate career, I gained experience as a regional director of 11 states for a mid sized health care consulting firm where I honed my business and sales skills negotiating large contracts for hospitals.
My licensure requirements were taken as part of my undergraduate degree at Kent State University along with electives in business and contract law and were part of a double degree in marketing and Business Management and I was originally licensed in Georgia in 1993.
Conversely, many Realtors today have only the bare minimum training necessary to obtain their real estate license and know very little about how buying and selling homes works in the “real world.”
In addition, I have hands-on experience in many facets of home building and construction. These include remodeling, design, carpentry, framing, plumbing, electrical, and green/energy efficient solutions. Both buyer and seller clients benefit from my training in home inspecting which allows us to address potential problems and issues upfront, which makes for better negotiations and a smoother transaction and closing later.
My primary expertise and service area includes not just Marietta, East Cobb, Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs but the entire north I-285 corridor with most of my business coming from Dallas to the west, Johns Creek to the east and Buckhead to the south with lake Lanier bordering the north.
Getting ready to sell your house in East Cobb, Roswell, Sandy Springs or the North Atlanta Georgia area? It’s important for your realtor to be knowledgeable about the area you are buying or selling a home in. If you are selling, who can better represent your home then someone who has spent over 20 years in the area and has personally lived in Alpharetta / Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody Marietta and East Cobb?
I meet with every potential client upfront to assess the potential for an exceptional working relationship so if buying or selling real estate in the Greater Atlanta area is part of your future lets talk!