Before I joined real estate, I spent a decade running my jewelry design studio, Pieces of a Girl. The jewelry was designed by me and then produced here in New England by my small but dedicated team. It was a fun and fascinating business that took me to trade shows and hundreds of wonderful galleries and boutiques across the country. After closing Pieces of a Girl, I spent some time exploring what truly interested me and ultimately started in real estate at Hammond and joined Gibson Sotheby's International Realty four years ago.
Do you work a niche or have a speciality that you focus on in your market?
Though I wouldn't say I have a niche, I have built a business that I affectionately refer to as my "Jerry Maguire" portfolio. Connection and meaning are what get me out of bed in the morning, so over the years I've learned that clients need to be a great fit in order for the experience to feel good for them AND for me. Sometimes that means accepting fewer clients overall. Honoring this has made me a stronger, happier agent and my clients appreciate our relationship.
What is one thing your clients find comfort in that make them turn to you for their real estate needs?
I lead with empathy. My clients have shared that they feel how much I care and how comforting that is during the often stressful process of buying and selling a home.
What do you love about the markets you serve? What about the lifestyle excites you most?
I moved from Belmont to Worcester unexpectedly three years ago and I love it here! Worcester is a booming market with a fantastic arts scene, fabulous restaurants, pubs, and cafes everywhere you turn, plus a gorgeous retail landscape comprised of independently owned shops. There's so much growth happening right now. It's an exciting place to be on all the levels! As an active person, I spend any free time I have hiking the hundreds of miles of trails in Worcester, Paxton, Holden, and Princeton. You can't beat the green space out here!
Think about the last time a client gave you a compliment. What sets you apart from the rest? Are you a skilled negotiator? Do you keep your clients updated on market conditions? Do you go all out with marketing? Do you have some staging expertise and give your clients tips?
I was incredibly grateful for this generous recent testimonial, perhaps most of all because my client felt supported in many ways. That makes me happy!
"I've worked with Lizzy twice on home closings and have been pleased and impressed both times. She knows the area and the industry well, steered me towards finding the right property, and helped me write the very competitive offer I needed to beat out innumerable other offers.
She has a special knack for being tactful, frank, and honest all at the same time. We have had many conversations about everything from tight budgets and how renovations will impact the bottom line, to navigating the delicacies of renegotiating a sales price after the inspection is complete. Lizzy also provided great recommendations for home inspectors and closing lawyers.
I would not hesitate to recommend her services to friends - and I have already...with her help, they closed on their new home too. Lizzy possesses a natural balance of friendliness and professionalism that makes her easy and fun to work with. A total pleasure!"
Describe your perfect day off.
My perfect day off would include a hike with dogs and a dear friend or two. Maybe some canoeing![:]