Written by Top Agent Magazine; New York Edition on April 23rd, 2018.
Though he is now one of the most respected and in-demand realtors working in New York City, Rashid Bhuiyan didn’t initially plan on becoming a Realtor®. When his parents were selling their home, Rashid felt like they weren’t get- ting the service they deserved. Deciding he wanted to learn more
about the process, he began taking classes and was quickly hooked. He soon got his license, and real estate has been his passion for the past five years. “This business is all about help- ing people, and that’s why I love it. Everyone deserves to have a Realtor® who gives them an exceptional customer experi- ence, and there are a lot of us out there doing that. I want to be a great agent. My goal is to always change people’s minds if they’ve had a bad experience in the past.”
Rashid’s work has experienced rapid growth since starting, and he currently leads a small team. His wife Oksana became his partner, and they have an administrative assistant. They are currently in the process of training new recruits, and will hopefully be bringing on more agents in the coming year. Rashid specializes in the Brooklyn and Staten Island markets, and is currently looking to move into the lucrative northern New Jersey market next.
One of the keys to Rashid’s rapid success in the business is that he doesn’t see what he does as being sales work. For Rashid, it’s all about building relationships. “This isn’t just one transaction for me. I want to be their Realtor® for life. I’m working for my clients and they see that. I’m looking out for their best interests at all times. I don’t disappear once the transaction is over. I stay in contact with them in numerous
ways and always offer myself as a resource to them long after the active transaction.”
Rashid also takes an educational approach to working with clients that relies heavily on constant and clear communica- tion. “If you read my testimonials, most of my clients will say that I was there for them when they needed me. I always respond to texts and calls, and I communicate and explain the process throughout the entire transaction. I never want them to feel like they’re in the dark about anything. I do this every day, so it really is my job to make sure they understand what’s happening. I want the process to be as stress-free as possible.”
Another distinct advantage Rashid offers his clients is a comprehensive approach to marketing his listings. He hires professional photographers to show the property in the best light, and every marketing aspect is done to the highest level. He is always looking for ways to make his listings stand out by using innovative techniques that have given him an excellent track record of selling properties quickly and for top dollar.
Rashid believes strongly in giving back to his community and supports several local charities, including an organization that helps the homeless. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spend- ing time with his family and going camping.
Rashid couldn’t be more thrilled with how far he’s come in five years, and is excited about the future. “I want to continue to grow my business, but I also want to venture more into educating the community on the process of buying or selling a home. I love what I do. It’s so rewarding to be able to help people achieve their real estate dreams.”