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Discovering Downtown Benicia with Andrew Urban as he interviews with Aroma

by Andrew Urban 03/19/2020


Welcome back to Discovering Downtown Benicia! We are interviewing Jeet at Aroma Indian Cuisine! I'm Andrew Urban from My Urban Home Team, and we're in the top 5% of local realtors helping clients buy and sell residential and investment real estate.

Here on First Street in Benicia, we're at Aroma Indian Cuisine. It is a fabulous, very nice Indian restaurant that has my favorite kind of thing, which is a buffet. So come and have a look.

Jeet: Hello. Welcome to Aroma. We've been here for almost 15 years. Yes. And we are very thankful for the community and everybody been supporting us and we've been trying to provide good quality consistency with everything and good customer service. It's a family-run restaurant. So all of our family works here. We live in Benicia as well. Yes, we have a patio in the back, which is what we are right now. Great for summers and for the winter too. So we have heaters. So right now we are just kind of setting it up for tonight. We have a small party, so you can always reserve this section for small parties or get-togethers, and it's open for just regular dining too. Yeah.

We sell everything. We sell chicken, we sell lamb, we sell seafood. We have a lot of vegetarian choices. And there are quite good choices of gluten-free, vegan, so you can customize any dish you like. So we have a lot of different items you can customize.

Andrew Urban:

Great. Well, thank you very much for welcoming us. If you would like more of this kind of local information, please ... Hello, young man.

Okay, good. So if you would like more local information like this, you can find us on Facebook or Instagram or on YouTube, My Urban Home Team.

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, Andrew Urban brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the San Francisco and East Bay Area. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Andrew provides real estate services in Solano County, San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Marin County, and the surrounding area.

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About the Author

Andrew Urban

 I want to take this opportunity to share a little of my story. A note my mother sent me a long time ago, still hanging on our refrigerator, reads: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

I experienced this philosophy in action for the first time when my father moved our family from Germany to New Zealand when I was a boy. It was a scary experience to uproot and move more than 10,000 miles away from home, literally to the other side of the world!

I took to New Zealand well, attending school and earning a degree in accounting. It’s commonplace for young Kiwis to leave the country and see more of the world, which is how I found myself in the United States for the first time.

I got my first job here as an accountant with a travel company. One thing led to another, and I ended up staying, building a career in finance through senior roles at Hyatt Hotels, a law firm, and a strategic consulting company.

Corporate America started to wear on me, however, and I elected to leave before I was driven insane. For a change of pace, I founded a home repair company in Benicia with my wife, Dawson. Through our work, I gained deep knowledge of our real estate market.

Between 2005 and 2006, I spent a lot of time in the hospital. When you’re confronted with your own vulnerability like that, you start to think about what you want to do with your life. I was stuck in a hospital bed, but I was determined to turn that difficulty into opportunity.

One of the changes I decided to make was to pursue a career in real estate.

It was a great place to start, but my timing was not ideal- the Great Recession began less than a year later. When the market downturn hit, I still wasn’t deterred. When I make a commitment I stick with it, and you already know my stance on difficulty and opportunity.

Buying or selling real estate is an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent will have significant impact on your results. I understand well the challenges owners and buyers face, and I invest time to educate each one of my clients and show them how we can win.

I signed on with Keller Williams Realty, a worldwide brokerage that matches my mindset and provides me with support and training to keep my skills sharp. I look forward to reaching even more people in need, and I’m confident that our future is bright!

It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I’m committed as a professional to provide the highest level of service and I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate how my knowledge and experience will deliver value to you.

Andrew Urban