Hamid’s Experience and Education
For over 15 years, Hamid Hakimi has been serving buyers and sellers of real estate in South Florida. After his initial years as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Hamid obtained his broker license and joined Bridgepoint Ventures as the Broker of Record for two companies in their real estate division, Vertical Real Estate Advisors, and Ascent Realty. During his tenure, the company reached a plateau of over $500 Million in sales contracts for many construction developments nationwide.
Following the Bridgepoint Venture merger with two other companies and their subsequent relocation to the UK, Hamid continued his work for his own real estate firm, Seacoast Real Estate Advisors. Eventually, in 2014, he went back to his Coldwell Banker roots as a Broker-Associate with Coldwell Banker Thomas J White Realty in St Lucie West.
Hamid Hakimi Education and Designations
Hamid is the alumni of Florida International University (FIU) and has earned two bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering. He has worked in the past with IBM as a computer programmer writing many programs in COBOL, RPGII, and PL1. He has also held a Real Estate Appraiser License, which has contributed to his success in adequately serving home sellers and buyers.
Hamid continued his education with earning the GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) and TRC (Transnational Referral Certification) designations. GRI designation is one of the most important achievements in any real estate professionals in regards to important to such as legal issues and workshops. A variety of the workshops practiced during the GRI course deal with real estate related scenarios to prepare the participants for the challenging real life scenarios. The TRC designation, on the other hand, offers international exposure to Hamid’s listings and allows access to one of the highest ranked international real estate website in www.worldproperties.com. The seller who lists their home with Hamid will enjoy the additional marketing tools and publicity with showcasing of their homes to a network of over 2 million national and international real estate professionals.
Hamid’s Experience as a Former Licensed Appraiser
During the early 2000’s with the property values on the rise, the appraisal issues were causing many sales contracts to fall through. Although the buyers were willing to pay the full asking price, but the appraisals would continually fall short of the contract amount. To overcome this issue, Hamid decided to go ahead and obtain his appraisal license in order to know the property appraisal system and discuss the contract and appraisal issues with the appraisers in their own language. This proved to be very helpful during that period and served as a valuable tool for Hamid throughout his career.
Regardless of what position Hamid held, he has always established a unique approach to serving buyers and sellers of real estate. For sellers, he offers his education and experience along with his expertise as a former licensed real estate appraiser. This is a tool that helps Hamid in his valuation and pricing of properties before listing them. This is very important to the sellers because if their property is overpriced, it will most probably not appraise for buyers to qualify for a loan. Overpricing could also result in the listing to receive minimal showings, staying in the market for a long period of time and becoming a stale listing. On the other hand, an underpriced property obviously means a financial loss to the home sellers. Knowing that there are very few Realtors have who have the experience both as a Realtor and appraiser. The buyers also benefit from this by not overpaying for a property.
Why Choose Hamid?
Hamid understands that real estate is the biggest investment of a lifetime for most families and he has always been committed to protecting his client’s interest in such investments. To accomplish that, he has always tried to stay ahead of the curve by acquiring knowledge through the advancement of his education. Hamid’s real estate certificates include designation in Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) and Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), which allows him to expand his marketing program to include the international real estate by working with over 2 million Realtors nationally along with other international real estate professionals who represent motivated buyers to buy real estate in the USA.
Speaker in 2014 Florida Association of Realtor’s Convention
As one of the only four Realtors in the State of Florida, Hamid was invited to be a guest speaker in 2014 Florida Association of Realtors Convention and share his experience with other Realtors. The topic of the speech was “My Best and Worst Deal” as a Realtor. Florida Association of Realtor’s Convention Speaker – Hamid Hakimi