OK, so that headline contains the worst pun ever. You see, Hunter Kosmala, a 2013 TCU grad, was showing homes with a client when they happened upon a pair of winged rodents hanging from the ceiling. In the end, his clients chose a different property, but he did go to “bat” for them.
Awful jokes aside, Hunter is a fantastic, dedicated, and good-natured Realtor if there ever was one. This California native and Rogers Healy & Associates Realtor is enjoying the new challenges that a career in real estate presents every day, and his flexibility and dedication make him a wonderful candidate for this week’s Great Western Home Loans featured Realtor. Read on for more about Hunter, bats, and Dallas dirt!
CandysDirt.com: So, where are you from?
Hunter Kosmala: Camarillo, California; about 30 minutes north of the City of Angels but we all know 30 minutes away in Los Angeles means 45 minutes to an hour for traffic.
CD: So, how did you get into real estate? What’s your specialty?
HK: I got into real estate because I watched my parents both own their own companies and I wanted to “work for myself,” in essence. Growing up close to Los Angeles I was always interested in architecture and land value so when I graduated from TCU |#GoFrogs | in 2013 I knew that it was now or never, so I jumped in head first.
CD: How do you stay sharp in a challenging market?
HK: I read about real estate, study the MLS, and I try to surround myself with people that know more than me so I can learn from them. I have always said that “Knowledge is Power,” so the more knowledge I can acquire, the better. Plus clients love when I pull random facts about an area out of thin air, so they think. ☺
CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?
HK: I live in an apartment by George Bush and the Tollway, so pretty much Plano.
CD: And you drive a … let me guess, Range Rover?
HK: I actually drive a Subaru WRX STI. I am a huge rally racing fan and have loved this car since I can remember.
CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
HK: I really like what is going on in Vickery Place right now. Not only is it an up and coming area but it’s also just far enough away from everything if you ever need to get away.
CD: What was your best/highest sale?
HK: My best sale was my first sale. I learned a lot not only about how to manage a transaction but about myself as well.
CD: Likewise, what was your most challenging or memorable transaction?
HK: Probably my first sale again. We saw probably 30+ houses ranging from Lewisville to Richardson and finally found one 5 months later, in Garland. It was a wild ride to say the least.
CD: Tell us: What was the most interesting thing to happen to you while working with a client?
HK: My clients and I walked into a house and there were a couple bats hanging from the ceiling. True story. We decided the “decorations” in the house didn’t fit their style.
CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?
HK: 2 weeks, it would have been quicker but financing, ugh.
CD: How much did you sell last year?
HK: Enough! I like to keep my eyes heading forward so I have some big things coming this year and I am as excited as ever.
CD: What words of wisdom do you often share with clients?
HK: Trust me. I do this for a living and have your best interests at heart.
CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…
HK: My buddies and I talk about this while we watch Survivor sometimes and we all said that we want Jeff Probst’s job. He gets to travel to all of these super rad places and host a great TV show. Yes, we watch it every week.
CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?
HK: I personally do not, but does my parent’s house in Camarillo still count? It’s only 15 minutes from the beach.
CD: It totally counts!