Patrick Roach started Southwestern Real Estate in 2007 at the request of the CEO of Southwestern/Great American Inc., Henry Bedford.
When I started SWRE, I was brand new to the industry. I decided to learn the business by interviewing other Managing Brokers in my market to learn what it takes to be successful as a Realtor. Office to office I found myself hearing some of the same principles, but as I looked around those offices I saw A LOT of unsuccessful Realtors hanging around the office. I knew then that if I was going to succeed, I would need to insulate myself from that type of mediocrity. I created a set of principles that would chart my course so that I would become excellent at the work of a Realtor, keep my clients’ interests first and foremost, and earn my future business by the referrals of happy clients. Today I am one of the top producing agents in the Chicagoland market and I’ve surrounded myself with others that are focused on becoming truly great at this career – I find that inspiring.
Patrick has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in History/Social Science. He paid his way through college by selling educational products door-to-door in the Southwestern Company’s summer internship, which led to a 10-year career as a District Sales Manager helping to lead that program. He lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife Jenny and their three children. He is an avid music enthusiast and is happy to pass along his newest find.