We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Schroeder and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started real estate in NYC because I am an actor and I wanted to have a parallel career that could be sustainable and flexible. Real estate affords me the time and resources to take acting gigs when they arise and not worry about scheduling or finances. When I moved to Denver in 2021 I decided to get my license here too because I wanted that same flexibility and financial freedom. I also opened a home staging and interior design business called Schross Haus and it has been thriving in the Denver market! As an entrepreneur I make the rules for when and how I work. I also control the quality of my work, I can give the best care and attention to my clients because I’m in charge.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My journey into real estate came out of a need to find a job that I could do forever and have unlimited flexibility. After landing in real estate in NYC I learned I had a knack for working with people and meeting their needs. I take very seriously the personal journey of buying a home as it’s my job to listen to the needs of a buyer or a seller and deliver a contract that is exciting and fulfilling. I also believe in precise and informative communication before, during, and after a transaction, this kind of communication is vital to any relationship especially large financial transactions. One of the things that sets me apart from other agents is my ability to make the process personal, fun, and informative.
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?
Since I moved to Denver I have explored as much of the city as I could. I have frequented some of Denver’s most creative restaurants, some fabulous hikes, and some unique attractions. If I had a friend visiting for a week I would definitely take them to Sunday Supper at Somebody People in Baker, this all vegan restaurant boasts a zero-waste kitchen that takes the remaining food-goods from the week and reinvents a whole new five-course meal every Sunday for a miraculous $30 a person. After that I would go for a cocktail at a charming new cocktail bar called the Dew Drop Inn on East 17th in Uptown, they boast a great menu of hand crafted cocktails and a full beer and wine list. On another day I would take my friend to the quaint Denver Botanic Gardens for a stroll through its beautiful ponds and Japanese Garden. Then I would have dinner at one of Denver’s hottest new restaurants created by New York City restaurateur Delores Tronco called The Greenwich. This chic new spot has an incredible menu inspired by the impeccable New York City chef Justin Freeman complimented by a vibe and culture that brings NYC to Denver. I would insist that we take a day hike to my favorite spot on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO. The hike is moderate and has an incredible view of Denver, it’s a beautiful place to look back on the city I now call home while experiencing the beautiful mountains that we have right at our fingertips. Speaking of mountains, I am a huge fan of the Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs, they are a delight, and the hot caves are a great place to rejuvenate in some heat. Finally I would take a city walk through Cap Hill, Congress Park, and City Park West to see the beautiful historic homes of these Denver neighborhoods. After a nice long walk I would retire to my favorite dive bar The Horseshoe Lounge, it’s a great place for a cheap drink and they have a full kitchen to boot, P.S. the tots are delicious. These are the places I show off the most when people come to visit, it’s an eclectic mix and I’m so proud of it!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my incredible fiance and business partner Matthew Ross, they have been by my side in this new Denver adventure and without them I wouldn’t have been able to achieve all that I have. I would also like to thank 1858 Real Estate and Aaron Hart for being a one-of-a-kind brokerage where I feel at home, supported, and successful, without them I wouldn’t be able to be myself in business.