As important as it is to recognize business owners and entrepreneurs, it is just as important to recognize the professionals and service providers who are excelling in their different fields of practice. Eze Okwodu is one such professional.
Eze is a Realtor at Exit Flagship, serving the Washington D.C. Metro Area. With over fifteen years of experience as a real estate investor, Eze is committed to helping his clients find their dream properties that not only meet their needs but are sound financial investments.
Eze Okwodu (Realtor) Washington D.C.)
Why did you decide to become a realtor?
I decided to become a Realtor because I felt it would give me the opportunity to buy larger buildings at a more affordable rate.
In addition to being a realtor, you are also a real estate investor. How has that helped your career so far?
It has helped in several ways, for one I am already very familiar with the inner workings of the real estate industry. Since I am a landlord I can see things from the perspective of a client who wants to purchase an investment property. I can also understand the struggle that tenants go through trying to save money to make a purchase.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my Spare time, I enjoy reading fiction, hiking, long distance runs. I love trying out different vegan restaurants in the city.
You serve the DMV area. What changes are you noticing that market?
The prices of homes in DC are growing very very fast. My advice is to do everything you can to buy property in DC. Even if it’s a one bedroom shack, it would be wise to buy something based on where the predicted future appreciation of property in the city.
What advice do you have for those interested in becoming a real estate agent?
It’s not as simple as people make it sound. The best advice I can give is come in ready to work harder than any job you’ve ever had.
Where do you see your practice in the next 5 years?
In 5 years I will own my own real estate brokerage.