Finding the perfect home for someone takes a lot of energy – luckily Jessica has plenty to spare.
When she’s not working for her clients as a Sutton Group Right Way Real Estate sales representative, she can be found teaching fitness classes at the Woodstock Fitness & Racquet Club, and being very active with the community; volunteering and sitting on various non-profit boards and committees.
If you’re seeing a trend here, it may be the two things that fuel Jessica’s passion for almost all of her favourite pursuits: finding opportunities to meet new people, and discovering outlets for her boundless energy.
Genuine interest and energy – a winning combination
In fact, meeting new people is what drew her to real estate in the first place. “I wanted a career where I didn’t have to spend my day isolated in an office,” Jessica explains. “I’d rather be spending time with people, getting to know them.” That genuine interest in her clients helps her to understand what kind of home will be right for their lifestyle and family, today and in the future.
As for energy, being a good agent takes a lot of legwork, both literally and figuratively. And Jessica’s energies aren’t only directed at showing and visiting houses. She volunteers for the Woodstock and Ingersoll real estate board sitting on the community advisory committee and held a seat on the 2013 board of directors. She is continually upgrading her skills, regularly enrolling in industry courses to help ensure her clients benefit from the latest information and marketing strategies.
The key to finding the ideal home
When asked what she feels is her greatest asset though, Jessica thinks it’s a basic people skill: listening. Everyone’s needs and expectations are different, as are their levels of comfort and experience with the process. A home is, after all, so much more than just a space to live in – and being a good listener is key to helping people find a place where they can truly thrive.
“I try to make sure I fully understand my client’s situation, and make sure they know that there’s no rush, no pressure,” Jessica explains. “A lot of people buy emotionally, and I feel it’s my job to help them step back and look at things from different angles. It’s important to consider how the decisions you make now will affect you five years down the road.”