Carlos Rodrigues always had an interest in real estate. Prior to becoming an agent, he worked as an electrical foreman with a steady career, but ultimately decided to hang up his toolbelt and follow his dream. In the year and a half since he earned his license, Carlos has made a splash on New Jersey’s real estate scene. Positioning himself as an expert on distressed properties, Carlos has leveraged his skillset and influence to rebuild the community, one property and homeowner at a time.
Today, Carlos focuses much of his energy on the areas of Union, Middlesex, and Hudson counties. Under the banner of Culture Estate, based in Scotch Plains, Carlos has cultivated a specialty for working alongside foreclosures, short sales, and auction sales. Oftentimes, he scopes out potential properties for his many investor clients, uncovering opportunities for homes that have been left vacant or are in a tough market position. Likewise, he relishes the chance to work with first-time homebuyers as they launch a new chapter as property owners. From his own experience house-hunting, Carlos remembers the difficulty in sourcing an agent that fit his needs. In serving others, he commits to a hardworking ethos that delivers results. While his rise in the industry is just beginning, Carlos has enjoyed relatively instantaneous traction, and currently oversee eighteen properties on his listing roster. In considering the motivating factors behind his success thus far, Carlos cites hard work, persistence, and abiding passion for his chosen field. “I’ve loved it from the very beginning,” he recalls. “I have a passion for what I do.”
As part of a tightknit time at Culture Estate, Carlos keeps in touch with clientele through personalized gestures, such as handwritten notes and closing gifts that demonstrate his gratitude. Above all, Carlos commits to bringing value to his clients through his role as an agent, emphasizing the importance of going above and beyond to create a positive transactional experience. “It’s my job to provide value to my clients,” he explains. “I want them to be satisfied and maintain those relationship. At the end of the day, I’m passionate about serving families and communities. I want this area to grow, because it has so much potential.” To add value to his services, Carlos parlays his experience as an investor himself. In command of five properties of his own, Carlos hopes to guide buyers and investors as they realize the full potential of property ownership. When it comes to listing properties, no detail is left unaccounted for. Prior to incorporating professional photography, Carlos has a crew to ensure each property stays in pristine condition. Then, immersive listing presentations are cultivated and exposed across online listing platforms and social media, enjoying prime positioning.
To give back to the hometown community he cherishes, Carlos participates in community events through his office, including informative educational seminars for first-time homebuyers and potential investors. In his remaining free hours outside of work, he most enjoys time spent in the Garden State’s great outdoors, from hiking trails to visiting the beach. He also enjoys landscaping and gardening.
Looking ahead, Carlos has big plans to continue growing his thriving enterprise, with hopes to grow his community presence and transform the landscape of his hometown through his work. He also hopes to grow his role as a local real estate investor, with ambitions to acquire more multi-family properties. All in all, Carlos plans to empower the community through an education in real estate’s uplifting potential. “I really do love what I do,” Carlos reflects finally. “It’s my dream to help others achieve financial freedom through homeownership and investment in real estate.”