Real estate is full of people who'll promise you the moon and then forget where they left their spaceship. With Rod & Jamie Herman, it's just the opposite. No empty promises. No mindless rhetoric. Just two honest hard-working real estate professionals who care about their clients and treat them like family.
If that sounds different than what you may be accustomed to, you're not alone. Our credo is simple: do business according to the Golden Rule and treat people the way we'd like to be treated with honesty, reliability, integrity, and professionalism.From our Benicia office, we're strategically located to assist clients throughout Solano and Central Contra Costa Counties. That means we can help you from Vacaville to San Ramon and all points in-between. It also means we won't send you to somebody else to see homes ty five miles away just because it's across the bridge. We're members of two different MLS systems, so, unlike many local agents, we're here to assist you no matter what side of the Benicia Bridge you'd like to make your home.As you browse our web site, you'll notice that we call ourselves The Hidden Advantage. Once you get to know us, you'll see that it's more than just a catchy slogan. It goes a long way towards describing who we are and why our clients receive a level of service, knowledge, and experience far greater than most Realtors are able to provide.Whether you're thinking of buying, selling, or just keeping tabs on what homes in your neighborhood are worth, we're ready to help. We can be reached by Phone, Email or through the contact form on our web site.
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I've been part of the local housing industry since 1982, with experience as a marketing, advertising and public relations director for a major Bay Area homebuilder, branch manager for a local title and escrow company, and of course, as a successful real estate agent.I'm known throughout the industry for my creativity, ingenuity, and eye-opening real estate marketing ideas along with my strong negotiating skills. Clients know me for my professionalism, expertise, integrity and compassion. I go out of my way to make each client feel as if they're our ONLY client. I've always taken a golden-rule approach to my business. When you treat clients the way you'd want to be treated if the roles were reversed, it only follows that your bound to end up with very satisfied clients. From 1993-2005 I also authored a weekly real estate column in the Benicia Herald. You can even read a selection of some of those past columns on-line at HomeSection.com.I also was one of the first 500 Realtors nationwide to earn the new E-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors. I was also the first E-Pro agent in Solano County and remain as one of but a few Solano County agents who have qualified for this credential, which recognizes those select agents in the U.S. who have mastered the use of internet technology in their businesses. Specialties Sellers Buyers Relocation Clients First-Time Home Buyers Move-Up Buyers Short Sales/Distressed Properties Real Estate Investors 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges Certifications & Awards E-PRO 500 (one of the first 500 E-Pro Certified Realtors in the country and the first in Solano County) Certified Residential Marketing Specialist Certified Corporate Property Specialist Coldwell Banker Previews Specialist Certified BPO Specialist (BPO Institute) International President's Circle President's Circle International Diamond Society Many MAME Awards (Major Achievement In Marketing Excellence) from the housing industry Interests I'm a certified sports nut. If you can throw it, kick it, hit it or shoot it, I'm there! Avid fan of the SF Giants, SF 49ers, Golden State Warriors Amateur Home Brewer (India Pale Ale is my favorite beer type -- love that hoppy flavor) Enjoy photography, writing, new technologies
Integrity, honesty & professionalism are my hallmarks. I live by the Golden Rule -- treat each client as you'd want to be treated...a concept that unfortunately is far too rare in our profession.