Bob Hampton is President and Broker of Realty Response Inc. He has been a licensed Realtor in the Antelope Valley since 1997. He co-founded Realty Response, with his wife Faye, in 2000.
Prior to starting Realty Response, Mr. Hampton worked for twenty five years at Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Systems Company, with nineteen of those years in the famed “Skunk Works” division in Palmdale, California. Bob worked as a Quality Assurance Manager, QA Program Manager, Quality Auditor and Quality Engineer. During this time he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Eastern Canada, evaluating and auditing many different companies, and working with them in the development of new products and programs, while gaining a unique business perspective. Mr. Hampton developed the Certified Quality Engineer program for Lockheed Technical Institute and taught many of the core courses in that program.
In 1998 Mr. Hampton was assigned to a Lean Manufacturing project that ultimately lead to the development of the unique business and real estate principles that Realty Response was founded on. Through that assignment, Lockheed realized tremendous cost, labor and time savings which contributed greatly to the Skunks Works being awarded the distinguished Shingo Prize in Manufacturing Excellence, in 2003. Most importantly, however, Bob was able to learn new methods for evaluating practices utilized in the real estate industry, and was, therefore, able to develop and apply new real estate business strategies and operating principles within Realty Response. These principles have resulted in greatly reduced operating and overhead expenses, while providing for a superior real estate service model, which results in significantly reduced commissions to Realty Response clients.
Mr. Hampton graduated in 1976 from Pacific Christian College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry and Theology, and has also earned certificates in Systems Engineering and Quality Engineering from Lockheed Technical Institute. He holds licenses as a California Real Estate Broker, California Real Estate Officer and California Notary Public. Bob has earned designations as a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), a certification held by less than 1% of all Realtors, and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), held by less than 3% of Realtors. He maintains memberships in the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Notary Association, Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors (GAVAR), Southland Association of Realtors (SRAR), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, and Council of Residential Specialists.
Mr. Hampton remains dedicated to the growth of Realty Response and to providing superior real estate services, aggressive brokerage representation, and honest and straight forth communications to all Realty Response clients. He is also focused on developing and coaching agents, helping them to achieve higher success through the Realty Response system.