We'd like for you to get to know another one of our Realtors: Omid Zanjanchian.
Check out our first Q/A with Realtor Erika Brown here.
1. What’s your favorite thing about Atlanta?
Atlanta is very social and there is a variety of fun things to do, never a dull moment! I think it’s a beautiful thing to see how minorities can rise into higher positions both politically and in the marketplace, this benefits all people in the city. Atlanta is a celebration of diversity, where people from all walks of life are welcome.
2. Tell us about your introduction into real estate.
I first got interested in real estate back in Texas where I bought my first home at 22. During that time, I was able to lease rooms, rent the whole house out, and then sold for a profit that I used to pay off the remainder of my college debt. Through my experience I realized how impactful it can be to own real estate and wanted to empower others to do the same. This led me to incorporate real estate as part of my major in school and ultimately to becoming a Realtor.
3. Your name is Omid, and those who know you well called you Oz. Tell us a little bit about your name and where it comes from?
Good question… my name is Persian, it means hope in Farsi. My dad immigrated to the US from Iran back in the 70s for school and met my mom here.
4. What is the number #1 advice you would give someone wanting to buy their first home?
Have a long-term vision in mind, you are likely not buying your forever home but the home you buy can be a good investment over time. If your situation changes or family grows you can always sell or lease the place out.
5. What advice would you give to people wanting to go into real estate and be successful?
It’s not as easy as you think, have the right expectations going in. Choose a target market and become an expert there, this doesn’t mean you are restricted to that area but will help you build long term business. Networking is key, get plugged into some events in the community, meet people organically and talk to them about what you do.