Ricardo Hooper of Keller Williams Realty Inc.
How long have you been a REALTOR®?
10 years. I recently transitioned from Majestic Realtors to Keller Williams Realty. I’m excited and looking forward to better serving my clients.
What do you most enjoy about the Real Estate business?
I love being able to help people fulfill their dreams of homeownership. It’s rewarding to know you played a small role in that dream. I enjoy seeing confidence and happiness in people.
How long have you lived in El Paso?
I have lived here for 11 wonderful years. I’m from the island of Jamaica and have also lived in New York. I’m proud to call El Paso HOME.
Which neighborhoods or types of buyers/sellers do you specialize in?
I work all areas in the El Paso region. I do sell a lot of pre-sales for home builders and enjoy listing and selling resales too. My passion is to help families find their HOME.
What do you do just for fun? Hobbies?
I love to travel and trying different things, different foods and getting to know different cultures. I enjoy taking road trips.
Did you pursue a different career before real estate? What was it and how does it add to your abilities as a REALTOR?
Before this, I worked with Verizon in New York. But prior to that, as far as a sales background, I grew up in Jamaica and one of my first jobs was at a record store. I used to sell records. That’s not an easy job. People may think it is, but it’s not an easy job. You have to know what people like, their taste in music, and be able to recognize all the different genres, artists and musical instruments. That’s were my sales background comes from.
Who has been a large influencer for you in your real estate career?
I cannot say there has been just one person. I’ve met and learned from so many great REALTORS® through the years that it is very hard to name just one. I started as a builder’s rep and up to now, I continue to grow, learn and live. I learn from everyone that crosses my path. So everyone has been a great influence to me.
Do you have any special REALTOR® designations?
I have several designations. I believe hard work is the key to success and I am always looking to increase my skills, proficiency and knowledge. My current designations are:
- MRP, Military Relocation Professional
- AHWD, At Home With Diversity
- ABR, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
- MCNE, Master Certified Negotiation Expert
- BPOR, Broker Price Opinion Resource
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