At Jeffrey Costa Select Realty, we know that our realtors are what make our company great – and Jim Roman is one of those realtors! Jim has been in the real estate business for years, but still believes in the importance of continuing his education in the field. He doesn’t settle for good enough. Jim wants to be the best real estate agent possible for his clients, and he also wants to help other real estate agents to improve standards in the industry.
We asked Jim some questions about his career and his methodology behind helping you buy or sell your home.
Q: What are your favorite parts of being a realtor? How did you know that this was the career for you?
Growing up with a single mother, I learned the importance of owning my own property and building equity in a home. I know that it goes beyond practicality. Owning a home also has emotional ties to it.
For me, it’s truly an honor being able to help families achieve their own version of the American dream, finding their perfect home. It’s where they build their families and make memories. So I strive to help my clients find exactly the right property for them. I want them to be blissfully happy for years to come. It is their happiness and future business that shows I am doing my job right and really helping people.
Q: What made you decide to join Jeffrey Costa Select Realty?
The absolutely best thing about Costa Select Realty is the office is run by a family and everyone treats you like family. It is great to work for a company that truly cares for their family, friends, employees and customers. That family-centric way of business really goes hand-in-hand with my own values, so I knew that Costa Realty was for me.
Q: Jeffrey Costa Select Realty is dedicated to providing top-tier service to our clients. What do you bring to the team?
I want to help Jeffrey Costa Select Realty be the premier real estate company in Pittsburgh. It is my desire to help develop Costa Select Realty into the premier real estate company in Pittsburgh. Most importantly, I bring a positive attitude and strong work ethic to Costa Select Realty.
I also am proud of my really well-rounded knowledge of real estate. I can help Costa clients with selling or purchasing their homes, building a home, new construction homes, investment properties, commercial properties…and so much more.
Q: What areas have you lived in around Pittsburgh? What are the things you love most about our region?
Unlike most Pittsburghers, I have lived all over southwestern PA. I was born in Latrobe, but also lived in North Huntingdon, Pittsburgh, Carnegie, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Canonsburg, and more. My knowledge in all areas of Pittsburgh allows me to better service my clients, no matter where their hearts live.
Q: What is the Jim Roman Group? Why did you establish it?
I was a college professor for 18 years, so I’m excellent at educating others. It’s something that I love to do, so I thought developing my own team and educating other real estate agents could be very fulfilling. I feel proud knowing that I’m helping to raise standards in real estate every day. My goal is to build a team of ten agents who want to improve themselves professionally, and help them become successful realtors.
Q: What has been your biggest professional accomplishment as a real estate agent?
Truly, the best gauge of my accomplishments as a real estate agent is the happiness of my clients. While my business has grown each and every year I’ve been in real estate, it all boils down to my clients’ happiness. Happy clients mean that I continue to receive their business and they will refer me to their friends and family. So really, my greatest accomplishment is always being someone that my clients can trust and count on.
Q: What else do we need to know about you?
What drives me every day is raising standards in real estate. That includes improving myself and continuing my education in real estate. I have earned my PhD (ABD) from University of Pittsburgh, MBA from Point Park University, MBA from Duquesne University and BA from University of Pittsburgh. I know that to be the best real estate agent possible, I have to have fresh knowledge of the industry.
Jim Roman plays a major role in helping Jeffrey Costa Select Realty succeed, every day. His dedication to lifelong learning ensures that he’s always on top of the latest in the industry, and he is dedicated to passing that knowledge to his clients and to other agents. Jim is ready to help guide you through your real estate journey…get in touch with him today!