In less than a year, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier President Rod Rochowiak has made quite an impression within the BHGRE network! Find out what this real estate superstar values most, how he likes to stay in touch, and who his role model is in our Ten Questions With series.
Which of our BHGRE® P.A.I.G.E. (Passion, Authenticity, Innovation, Growth, Excellence) core values do you identify with most, and why?
Passion – we feel very strongly about our lifestyle and having an ongoing connection to our clients, making us relevant 24/7, well after the real estate transaction.
What are your favorite qualities in a customer?
Responsiveness and eagerness in a client desiring to buy a home: the clients that will “jump” when we call and tell them we need to go now to see a home before it’s gone.
What is the one characteristic that’s helped you the most in your career?
Being responsible in all senses of the term, ensuring that your client is always taken care of, both legally by watching terms of the contract and professionally answering to their needs.
What was the last book you read?
The Blood Sugar Solution – 10 Day Detox Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman.
If you weren’t in real estate, what would you be doing?
I would be the president of a non-profit organization.
What was the last song you heard that you couldn’t stop humming?
Nothing comes to mind right now!
Who is your real-life hero?
My mother: her perseverance and strength and love have been the building blocks for me since I was a child.
What’s your favorite thing about social media?
The ease of staying connected without even having life-shattering information to share.
If you could sell a home in any market in the world, where would it be?
Miami – the largest home you can sell on the water.
What is your favorite motto, and what advice would you give your younger self starting out in real estate?
I was a Boy Scout and made it to the Eagle Scouts. Why? Because our motto was: “Be Prepared.” While this was never a problem for me, I did realize it can be important not to obsess on that—because you can spend too much time preparing and then not actually doing!