(This post is part of an Agent Spotlight Series. Get to know the agents who’ll be working for you at Newkirk Realty!)
Meet Prashant Patel, yet another talented Realtor on the Newkirk Realty roster! All of the Newkirk Realty agents bring the utmost competency to the table and Prashant, an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate, also brings a deep knowledge of real estate investing.
Prashant started with Newkirk Realty in 2007 when the company was young. Prior to that he was working with another broker, but after meeting Rob Newkirk the two just clicked. “Rob had a great relationship with all of the banks. I learned all the routines, and gained a lot of experience, especially with bank-owned properties.” In 2008 that market began to dry up and Prashant gravitated towards flipping homes, the practice of investing in real estate and generating a profit from capital improvements.
“This is my focus at Newkirk Realty now. I love to see the potential in a home. I have relationships with contractors to renovate the houses, and I try to hold a property as short a time as possible. Time is of great value to me, and a short listing is optimal. I’m a ‘do it by the numbers’ kind of guy. If a property goes for sale, and then stays on the market too long, I am paying more interest on the loan, so I try to sell it quickly.”
Deep skill set
This is a practice that benefits Prashant’s customers as they are more likely to get a great value on a flipped home. He’s also pretty handy himself, recently re-wiring rooms in his home and remodeling the bathroom. This skill and knowledge comes in handy when flipping homes – he knows what questions to ask and how to astutely answer questions his clients pose about the working parts of a home as well.
Being a realtor is a perfect balance for Prashant, as he also does some work as a computer programmer which keeps him at a desk quite a bit. “I don’t like to sit in the chair too long – which I do a lot as a programmer. I like to move around and interact with people. I like when everybody gets what they want when looking for a home.”
On working at Newkirk Realty
Prashant fits right in to the vibe of Newkirk Realty, offering general expertise in buying and selling homes as well as a laser-focused skill set. There is a very collaborative culture in the office as well, where everyone helps each other. “Having been with another broker, I have to say Newkirk Realty is a contrast. You get a personal touch. The agents you work with are really down to earth. They are straight shooters. You are probably going to make a friend.”
NOTE: Each of the posts in our Agent Spotlight Series will ask the same question to wrap things up:
What is one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you?
I spent a number of years making video games. I’ve worked on racing and football games for Xbox, PlayStation and PCs.
Contact Prashant at 317-340-7043 or firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you think Prashant can help you with?