John Lyons is known as one of Chicago’s most trusted real estate agents. As a broker, he is passionate about always continuing to learn and find new ways to improve his business and provide a better experience for his clients. And for John, the support he gets from Baird & Warner Lincoln Park helps him to do all that and more.
John got started in real estate after losing a corporate sales job, which forced him to think differently about his career options.
“That failure made me realize what I didn’t like, and pushed me towards entrepreneurship,” John says. “I was just burnt out and tired, and I realized I didn’t want to work for anybody anymore, particularly a middle manager.”
It’s time for another episode of the BWLP podcast, “This Real Estate Life”!
This week’s guest, John Irwin, tells us why becoming a local expert and mastering the data can help you succeed through any challenge the real estate market faces. John shares how he built his career focused on high-end homes within a local market, and how he has leveraged his exceptional understanding of the data and market to create trust and ensure confidence in his clients that he is, without a doubt, THE best broker for the job. Listen in to learn how John got his start, why the data matters, and for a few of his predictions of what is to come for Chicago real estate! Spoiler Alert: It may include boats.
This week, we spoke with Marc Dumas to learn how to cultivate a service-oriented real estate business. Marc is an active member of several communities and organizations, both locally and nationally. Supporting others is not just his mission, it’s his way of life, as he truly lives to give! Marc has shown other Realtors that you can build a successful business through involvement with various communities that you are passionate about. While the business success is never his goal, it’s a natural byproduct of his dedication to his organizations and the meaningful relationships he builds while pursuing his passions. Leading with his heart always, Marc is an inspiration!
This week was a very special one, as we had the privilege of interviewing our very own Designated Managing Broker, David Bailey. With over 15 years of real estate experience, and a lifetime of influence and learning as the son of a Broker Owner on the east coast, David has served as a resource, ally, advisor, and compassionate leader for his team of 170+ realtors and staff at his Lincoln Park office. In our conversation, David shared his real estate background, as well as his perspective on what it takes to be successful in real estate and how he approaches his position to best support his agents with their businesses. Many of our agents claim David > Google…want to find out why? Take a listen to the interview and give him a call to learn more about how he and the Baird & Warner Lincoln Park office can help you launch your real estate career, and/or take your business to the next level where you desire and deserve to be!
This week, we spoke with Janet Keogh to learn how to achieve success through a healthy lifestyle and mindset. Through creating boundaries for her business, and prioritizing her personal health and mindset, Janet has become extremely successful and fulfilled. Year after year, she continues to be praised for her high level of customer service, which she claims couldn’t be achieved if she didn’t also make time for her own health and wellness. If you’ve struggled to find work life balance, especially during quarantine, then this episode is a must. Namaste.
So check out Janet’s interview on Spotify! We really appreciate all of you listening each week and would love it if you give us a great review and subscribe! We are working on distributing to Apple Podcasts as well, so more reviews, good ratings, and listens will help us get picked up!
This week, we spoke with Scott Curcio to learn how to manage a successful and growing real estate team. Scott helps us understand what is truly necessary to make a team successful: it is about a group of agents having a shared vision and commitment to serve a community of clients, and create meaningful Iives for themselves and families while doing so. This clear vision has guided Scott and his team to numerous awards as they continue to reach new levels of success, together. When all members believe in the vision, the sky’s the limit! So check out Scott’s interview on Spotify! We really appreciate all of you listening each week and would love it if you give us a great review and subscribe! We are working on distributing to Apple Podcasts as well, so more reviews, good ratings, and listens will help us get picked up!
This week, we spoke with Lyn Harvie to learn how to build a successful and joyful referral-based real estate business.
For many real estate agents, this business can be a grind. Not for top-producing agent, Lyn Harvie! Since day one, Lyn has taken a relationship-first approach with her clients and her real estate business, and now makes a great living running a business that brings her joy each and every day. By putting her clients needs first, real estate or otherwise, Lyn has earned their trust and admiration as their ONLY real estate advisor, and they thank her by sending her referrals to their friends and family…the highest compliment! Lyn says it’s not hard but you have to be thoughtful, so listen to the episode to learn how she mastered the art of building a referral-based business! #TheLynNetwork
This week, we bring you a whole lot of virtual insanity with top producing Realtor, John Lyons, as he shares his tips for success when leveraging a virtual assistant. John has successfully scaled his real estate business in a short period of time by utilizing a virtual assistant to complete paperwork and other tasks. This frees him up to find and serve clients, which is what he does best and keeps the business growing. But it wasn’t always easy! In our interview, John will share how he got started, the mistakes he made with his first assistants, and how to know when it is time to hire your first assistant. He also shares some great tips for working with clients over zoom calls and screenshares…definitely a strategy that is both important and necessary to do business in our new normal.
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