Meet Garrett Bass, one of the newest, hardest-working members of the Ben Jones group, who — I hope you have a drink in your hand — sold $3 plus million dollars worth of real estate last year and is all of 23 years old. Toast! He is a Texas state champion Trombone player, no kidding! That’s right, he’s a baby with great skin, an adorable face, dimples AND a great real estate brain. Oh my, it must have been his mom’s super duper pre-natal vitamins.
Garrett took a break from a busy day to answer a few questions for us to be our featured Realtors, sponsored by Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans. Of course, every sale should have a lender that works just as hard to get a great deal as their Realtor. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by contacting Jeff Lindigrin with Great Western Home Loans today.
Read more about Garrett after the jump!
CandysDirt.com: Inquiring minds want to know: Where are you from?
Garrett Bass: Carrollton, home of the original Babe’s Chicken!
CD: Love that place? How did you get into real estate?
GB: I have wanted to work in real estate since I was 15. I worked as an underwriter for Bank of America.
CD: So a mortgage background. Nice. You specialize in…
GB: Everything. The first home I sold was $1,250,000 right off the phone.
CD: First home sold is over a million? Wow, you don’t mess around, do you? Tell us: What are some unique challenges that Realtors face in this market?
GB: The market is so hot, bidding wars, it’s such a fast market you have to be on top of everything to get your client into a home quickly!
CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?
GB: Uptown, I live across from the West Village condos.
CD: You lease?
GB: Yes, right now I lease because I move around so much.
CD: And you drive a … let me guess, Range Rover?
GB: Infinity Q50
CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
GB: Park Cities and Highland Park, Lakewood. I love historical, 1920-style homes. I do love contemporary, too, but kind of a classic guy here.
CD: What was your best/highest sale?
GB: My very first sale — $1,250,000.
CD: Likewise, what was your most challenging or memorable transaction?
GB: Selling my parents’ home. We had four offers in two days, it was nuts. My mother was excited, upset, crying, happy, I told her it would all be OK, Mom.
CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?
GB: Two days
CD: How much did you sell last year?
GB: Three plus million (oh how I like the sound of that!)
CD: What words of wisdom do you often share with clients?
GB: Selling your home is a process, an important and serious process, but I will make it as enjoyable and smooth as possible. Also you need a lot of patience. One of my sales, the lender pulled that night before closing surprise with “we cannot fund this loan.” I didn’t panic, I called Ben and we found a private lender. We postponed closing a week, but we got her done. Easy.
CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…
GB: I have been in this career for a year and I love it!
CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?
GB: Not yet, but when I do it will be London and it will be a smart home loaded with technology. As much as I love history and everything old, I am all about high tech. But I will live in London one day, love the history.
CD: Just don’t go over by sea…
GB: Ha! That is my other passion: I am a Titanic historian.
CD: Really? How many people died on the Titanic?
GB: 1,500. Ask me anything about Molly Brown…