We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicholas Altomare and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicholas, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Many people think that once you get your real estate license you will be successful, which is simply not the case. Being book smart does not transfer into real-life situations, a base of friends, family, and former co-workers reaching out to you to help them sell their home or look for a home. Like any business, knowledge comes with experience, business growth comes with earning trust. The effort and honesty that you put into your communication and how you interact with your business partners will leverage heavily in how your business grows.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets me apart, besides the fact that I really don’t like talking about myself?!? I think there are two very important things that I do well. One is that I listen and observe. Listening to understand is probably the one skill that needs to be taught more. When you actively listen to someone and observe them when they are speaking, without formulating your own response, you can pick up on so many subtleties that will lead to a deeper understanding of that individual. The second is just me. I’m honest and straightforward.. I don’t have time for BS or games. I don’t put forth an image of someone who I am not and I will never, ever submit to the adage that you have to fake it till you make it. I will typically say what I need to say in a positive and encouraging manner and if I don’t know something, I will educate myself. Truth matters!!! There is always something to learn!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
That all depends on the friend that was visiting and what they like to do, right? I can’t build a one size fits all itinerary just as I cannot script the same questions or conversations with every person or expect the same wants from every client…
I do think the one must-see here in Colorado is the Red Rocks Amphitheater. It’s a great place to see with or without the concert attached to it. The vistas and the red rocks are breathtaking!
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?
Every person that puts even a little faith in us as an individual has the ability to help us succeed and move forward as people and as professionals. It could be a simple smile from a stranger during a bad day, a previously unknown client that decides to put their trust in you, to the person that you wake up to every day that grinds out life with you, through the tough times as well as the good.
I am blessed to have many people in my life that have taken that leap of faith and see that light, that ability to trust and hold space for me. My son Ethan is one, who through many of his own difficulties and chronic illnesses is always happy and upbeat. My partner Julie, who inspires me to be better every day with her grace and encouragement. My PinPoint Networking group that gathers weekly, online to build professional and personal relationships, clients, who put their trust in me to help them with what is perhaps their biggest financial and emotional purchase or sale, and of course friends, many of whom I haven’t seen in person for over a year. We build each other up!!!
Headshot by Julie Rand Kruger I took the other pix and the marketing material has my branding.