We had the good fortune of connecting with Richard Woods and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Richard, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Being consistent in marketing and providing a high level of customer service.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am not only a real estate broker, but a licensed attorney, skilled in the art of negotiation which is crucial in today’s ever-changing and challenging market. With an unrelenting resolution to be the best, I strive for excellence as a real estate and legal professional.
The key to my success has been one simple word: consistency. Be consistent in your business practices, consistent in the level service you provide, consistent in meeting and exceeding expetations, my own and my clients.
Few brokers have had the kind of success that I have in the last 18 years; the combined total for the Woods Real Estate Services’ team exceeds $400,000,000 in real estate sold and over 730 total properties sold. Furthermore, this extraordinary team of 11 outstanding individuals has over 100+ years of combined real estate sales experience in the San Diego community.
Community involvement has also been instrumental in my success and sense of accomplishment. My family has been in sales and customer service for over 30 years. Growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, my parents instilled a strong sense of being a part of a community, not just living in and taking from it, but giving back to it and providing extraordinary service. My family operated Kempsville Family Roller Skating Center in Virginia Beach for over 30 years as a proud member of the community.
Having the support of my spouse and my peers in the real estate community has helped me overcome many challenges that a real estate career presents. Having people to share experiences and solutions to challenges has been instrumental in this regard.
Our company approaches real estate from a client centric aspect. Above all, we are here to achieve our clients’ goals and dreams of owning real estate and everything flows from that, such as building wealth and experiencing the sense of pride that homeownership brings. From that, my agents and I have successful careers and lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Any trip to San Diego requires a must see visit to Coronado and the beautiful beaches there. It was include some time at the Del. From there, I’d take my friend to explore Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Barrio Logan is a great place for authentic Mexican food and vibrant culture. We’d go up the coast to La Jolla afterwards and check out the view of all of San Diego from Mt. Soledad. George’s at the Cove is a great place for lunch and to enjoy the spectacular coast line view. From there, we’d drive over to the glider port at Torrey Pines and then the Torrey Pines State Park. A drive through historic Mission Hills with its palm tree lined streets is also a must. There’s nothing better than a brunch at Harley Gray’s in Mission Hills with bottomless mimosas, good friend, neighborhood atmosphere, and friendly staff. Then we’d relax in Mission Beach at the Beach House Tequila & Taqueria. A stop at the Point Loma Light House with its spectacular views of the city across and the tide pools would follow.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My spouse, Kevin Barrie. If it wasn’t for his encourage right the right and continuing through my career, I would not be as successful as I am. I would have never taken the risk of getting my real estate license and pursued my own real estate brokerage. He is helpful in all aspects of my business and insightful advice.