Real Estate Agent
You First Real Estate
4300 Marsh Landing Parkway
Jacksonville Beach , FL 32250
Get to know Ben Curry
Ben Curry is the 6th of 10 kids. He was were born in a suburb of Chicago Illinois in the 1980s and his parents moved to Florida in 1989.
Ben got into Real Estate when he was 19. In the beginning he worked as a buyer’s agent for one of the largest residential sales teams in Gainesville, Florida. His first nine months in the business, Ben sold 26 homes. In his second year in the business, Ben sold 47 homes. This was 2005, and the year that Ben first started taking listings. Getting listings was tough because there were hardly any expireds and a lot of the area’s sellers either sold FSBO or with an agent they knew. In 2006, despite the market decline and never having experienced a down market before, Ben still sold the same number of homes as 2005.
In 2009, Ben working with his brother, Chris Curry, focused all of his efforts on short sales. Here are a few of the things we've accomplished with short sales.
• Have 38 active short sale files we are working on. We are averaging 4-5 closings a month. It took a year to figure out how to get these things approved. Now, we are putting more time into marketing to bring in more sellers.
• Got 8 short sale approvals between October 5th and November 5th.
• Got a short sale approved with AHMSI (American Home Mortgage Servicing.) That is the company with the infamous 1% fee that they charge to the buyer. Neither we, nor the buyers paid the fee.