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For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017
Indy Real Estate Experts Add New Agent
Former Teacher Polishes Indy’s Apple for Home Buyers and Sellers
(Indianapolis, IN): Lisa Treadwell, owner of the Indy Real Estate Experts at Century 21 Scheetz, announces that former educator Leslie Foy has joined the team as its newest agent.
“I’m happy to welcome Leslie aboard as we continue to offer – and provide – exquisite service and expertise to our real estate clients,” says Treadwell. “We seek out professionals whose previous career experience meshes nicely with the unique skills necessary to be a successful real estate professional. Leslie certainly has that.”
Foy, a freshman English teacher for 12 years prior to entering the field of real estate, sees a multitude of parallels between that of an educator and real estate agent, including the need to educate buyers and sellers on the occasionally finicky processes inherent in real estate transactions.
“Teachers don’t just teach; we listen,” says Foy. “We are caregivers by nature, and it’s been my experience that helping people buy or sell a home requires the same sort of attention and personalized care that I have always given my students. My end goal is always the same – success- whether it is in the classroom or showing a property.”
One of the truisms of the real estate business is that former teachers make great real estate agents and Treadwell sees that philosophy standing firm with Foy.
“I think real estate is quite a bit like a classroom, where you’re constantly thrown a curveball and have to make sense of a regular burst of chaos while keeping many balls in the air,” notes Treadwell. “Teaching taught Leslie to be both flexible and organized and those traits, along with her ability to communicate and educate, will ensure robust success for those clients who work with the Indy Real Estate Experts.”
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CSHP Member Spotlight: Indianapolis’ Lisa Treadwell
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHP) and other members of the Seniors Real Estate Institute (SREI) across the country and around the globe are doing some fantastic work in serving seniors in their market and in developing unique initiatives to not only build their seniors niche businesses, but to serve elders in their communities.
“At SREI, we love to appreciate people who are doing great work, so our regular Member Spotlight will serve to pat them on the back while hopefully inspiring others to strive for the same.” Says Nikki Buckelew, from the Seniors Real Estate Institute.
Lisa is the owner of The Indy Real Estate Experts, at CENTURY 21 Scheetz, in Indianapolis. A veteran of the United States Army, Lisa has been well-trained and disciplined to manage the rigors of building a real estate team and business while juggling the rewarding demands of family life – a busy life that includes two active children.
Lisa started out in the seniors niche not knowing a thing about seniors real estate, but with a huge heart for service. She was tired of “just doing deals” and wanted to add more meaning to her sales business. “I think it was at least a year after I mentioned that she would be great at serving seniors before she took me seriously and decided to take our tele-course.” Nikki explains.
“Like a lot of people in the senior industry, I began to focus my efforts on the senior real estate market after a personal experience with a special senior in my life – my grandma,” says Lisa. “In her last days, I visited her as often as possible. Seeing her so vulnerable made me realize there is an entire demographic that is rarely spoken of, and they need help. I was already coaching with Nikki and she had mentioned the senior niche to me once before. When I learned she was teaching a course about how to specialize in seniors real estate, I was on board and ready to learn!”
“Lisa was immediately accepted by the aging service providers. I think it was because she is so authentic and transparent. She didn’t try to be someone she wasn’t. When Lisa didn’t know something or needed a resource, she just started asking around until she found what she needed — no pretense, no facade, just Lisa serving people. That is what she is best at!” says Nikki
“There’s an entire vocabulary in the senior industry and I’ve been so grateful to forge wonderful relationships with those who work in home health, senior communities, elder law attorneys, and all the others who have been more than willing to help me understand the senior industry better,” she exclaimed. “The techniques I learned from The Seniors Real Estate Institute peaked my curiosity and helped me understand best practices. It was these techniques that gave me the confidence to approach others who work with seniors.”
Today, the seniors niche in Indianapolis accounts for approximately 65% of the business of the Indy Real Estate Experts.
“The reason seniors and senior living community sales counselors love Lisa is – beyond having a huge heart and passion for service – she is also a top notch agent. I have coached hundreds of REALTORS and some of them are just lazy. Not Lisa. She goes way above what people expect of most real estate professionals and gives her clients a “Wow” experience.”
“I’m so glad Nikki recommended the senior niche to me. Her instruction was the beginning of what has changed the course of my real estate career for the better,” says Lisa. “I’m able to balance my personal life and my career now more than ever, I’m contributing to the lives of a demographic that I feel passionately about, and I’m able to grow my real estate business. It’s a win-win for all involved! If agents will take the course and follow the systems laid out, they too will be successful in the senior real estate industry!”
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I was recently invited to Dallas, Texas for a national conference of real estate agents, and sit on a panel to share my experience and successes in networking and building business relationships. While I was honored to learn that my peers and mentors considered me to be pretty good at relationship building, I quickly realized that I needed to easily summarize my approach in this area. This is the result of that effort.
1. Be authentic: There’s no one else who has your same story. We all experience life from a unique perspective. When we own our life experiences, we bring something new, fresh, and honest to conversations. People like people who are authentic.
2. Connect: Although we experience life through our own perspective, there is something we have in common with everyone: Find out what it is and let that be a connecting factor to move relationships from awkward first moments to the next level.
3. Have a Servant’s Heart: We are all struggling with something. Have compassion for people and a true willingness to help. Look people in the eye and hear what they are saying. Then ask, “what can I help you with?” or “what’s the one thing that needs to happen for you that would make everything else fall into place?” Would we stand out in that person’s mind? We sure would!
4. Follow Up like a Champ: If there is one thing many of us stink at, it is follow up. Doing what we say we are going to do seems simple, right? A good follow up to a first conversation with someone may be an email (or better-a phone call or hand written note) expressing how nice it was to meet and that we look forward to connecting again at some point. If we have promised an introduction to someone, we need to introduce them. Whatever we said we were going to do to help (see #3), do it – and do it at a level that exceeds the expectations of the other person.
5. Be a Connector: Whatever their answer in #3, surely we can think of someone who could be a good connection. If we are as diligent here as we were in #2 when we were looking for commonalities with our new connection, we have the workings of a great introduction. Find someone our new connection needs to know and send them an e-introduction. Be sincere. Let’s not just fire off an e-intro for the mere idea of sending an e-intro. This e-intro should be meaningful and a connection that could truly be helpful.
Things move so quickly and continue to get faster. We get so many people and products vying for our time and resources that its difficult to organize the information, let alone make a decision to refer a potential client to a business connection we have made. When we can slow down and get back to the basics with face-to-face conversations, authenticity, and the heart of a servant we will stand out from all the other junk. This makes room for strong relationships and solid referral partners. So let’s slow down and get very specific with our relationships. The reward is priceless…great relationships and great referrals…its a win-win for everyone!
Blog Contributer to Rainmakers – Lisa Treadwell
Lisa Treadwell is an Indiana native, born and raised on the west side of Indianapolis and is the Team Leader and owner of the Indy Real Estate Experts of CENTURY 21 Scheetz. She was named “Rainmaker of the Year” by her Rainmaker colleagues in 2014. Lisa believes that our natural skills and abilities are our gifts; and that once we find them, it is our job to hone them and then give them away. Lisa specializes in helping Indianapolis seniors downsize into low or no maintenance living, such as Independent Living, Assistant Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and 55+ housing options. Schedule a free Downsizing Consultation or get more information about Indianapolis downsizing here.