In this episode of the Agents Lounge Podcast, guest Iris Ramos, an experienced realtor with a military background, shares her inspiring journey from serving in the Air Force to building a successful career in real estate. Iris opens up about the unexpected circumstances that led her to leave the military and stay in San Antonio to care for her family. She recounts the pivotal moment when she decided to pursue a career in real estate, driven by a desire to provide better guidance and support to homebuyers.

Iris discusses the challenges she faced as a new realtor, particularly in establishing her business and finding clients. She quickly gained traction through networking and building relationships and became a trusted agent, leading to a referral-based business that has sustained her for the past decade.

The conversation also delves into Iris’s expertise in working with military clients. Drawing from her military background, she understands the unique needs and challenges faced by military personnel and their families during the home-buying process. Iris shares how she navigates the fast-paced nature of military relocations and ensures her clients receive the knowledge and support necessary to make informed decisions.

As the conversation shifts to the current real estate landscape, Iris provides valuable insights into the market’s recent fluctuations and the impact on buyers and sellers. She explores the opportunities for investors and offers strategies for finding good deals and navigating the changing market conditions.

Throughout the episode, Iris’s passion for real estate and dedication to her clients shine through. Her commitment to nurturing relationships and providing exceptional service is evident in her successful career and the long-lasting connections she has built with her clients.

Join Francisco Bermudez Jr and Marco Salinas as they dive into Iris Ramos’s remarkable journey, gaining valuable insights into the world of real estate and finding inspiration in her resilience and determination to create a better future for herself and her clients.

Listen to the full episode for an engaging conversation filled with wisdom, practical advice, and stories of triumph in the real estate industry.


About Iris Ramos:

Iris Ramos is a dynamic real estate professional with an extensive background that uniquely positions her to serve clients with exceptional insight and dedication. Transitioning from a career in the Air Force due to an injury and family circumstances, Iris carved a new path in the real estate sector. She started her journey in 2014 with Keller Williams Heritage and quickly found her footing in a slow recovering economy by building a business rooted in referrals, beginning with her manager as her first client. With a heart for the military community, Iris excels in addressing their specific needs and overcoming challenges such as tight timelines and long-distance relocations, often managing transactions via FaceTime to accommodate her clients’ circumstances. Her approach to real estate is deeply educational; she prioritizes presenting a thorough buyer presentation to ensure clients are well-informed at every step. Iris’ career is marked by perseverance, as illustrated by her experience helping a self-employed couple secure a home under challenging circumstances, which later sold for a higher price in a shifting market. Her passion extends beyond transactions, with a focus on real estate investing and mentoring aspiring investors, including her nephew, reflecting her commitment to fostering growth within the industry. Balancing a demanding career with personal time, Iris enjoys downtime with her family, hitting the gym, watching movies, and relishing vacations to beautiful beach destinations like Grand Cayman and Jamaica. She maintains a strong dedication to her clients, some of whom have become lifelong friends, as she helps navigate their real estate needs with discipline, simplicity, and a future-focused mindset. In the years to come, Iris aspires to continue her investment ventures and mentorship, possibly expanding her reach and bringing others into the fold of her successful and fulfilling career in real estate.

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Marco Salinas

Marco Salinas is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has co-authored a book with the legendary sales and personal development consultant Brian Tracy. Marco is a Business and Marketing Coach himself, having previously hosted a radio show on 930AM the Answer in his hometown of San Antonio, and has been interviewed on numerous local TV news affiliates.

Francisco Bermudez Jr

Francisco Bermudez Jr is the experienced owner of Airtegrity Comfort Solutions, an HVAC business in San Antonio, TX. He provides reliable services to residential and commercial clients, constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiency.