She Combines Knowledge & Passion as Her Pledge to Provide Every Client the Best Representation, Whether You Are Wanting to Buy or Sell a Home. Meet Real Estate One Real Estate Agent, Lisa Sobell
As an Associate Broker, Lisa is still a Realtor, and will advocate for you throughout the buying and selling process. Buying and selling a home is a major event. As a lifelong Downriver resident, she is familiar with Wayne County, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. She served as a public school teacher for 23 years, making her well informed of the area school districts in her search of finding the right home for your family.
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate?
LS: Way back in 1993, when my husband and I were looking for our current home, I became fascinated with the process. We had an excellent Realtor, Cathy Thompson at Carol Bollo & Associates. She was very informative and patient. I decided then that when I retired from teaching, I would jump into real estate.
Q: How long have you been active in Real Estate?
LS: Since 2015, it will be six years in August. It was at that time when I noticed big changes coming up in public education. I decided to get my license and get started as I wrapped up my teaching career. By 2017, two years earlier than I had planned, I was getting more clients and my business was beginning to take off. I retired early, froze my pension, and immersed myself in real estate.
Q: Do you specialize in certain types of properties?
LS: I specialize in residential real estate sales including estates, probates, and divorces.
Q: Can you share with our audience what Buyers & Sellers can expect when they work with you?
LS: Honesty, ready or not they hear the truth. I don’t believe in wasting anyone’s valuable time. It is important to be honest and realistic regarding market expectations and pricing for both sellers and buyers.
Q: What are two things that separate you from other agents?
LS: I have regularly been told by my Sellers, that I have the best and most aggressive marketing plan they have seen. Also, I know how to read the room and present information so everyone can understand and participate in the discussion, a direct result my teaching background.
Q: What do you think are the ingredients that keep you as a top Realtor year after year?
LS: Non-stop effort and work ethic. If I succeed – that is on me. If I fail – that is on me. No excuses.
Q: If we interviewed all your past clients … what is one common word that comes up when they describe working with you?
Q: What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
LS: The fear of failure immediately followed by the fear of success once my business took off. That may sound crazy, but I had a real fear that I would not be able to keep up. I just had to reprioritize and restructure my time and it became much easier.
Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments your career?
LS: In May, I received a call from the President of Leading RE. I was registered for the upcoming convention in Las Vegas – but he called me to invite me to participate as a panelist in the general session. This was a huge honor and my first national speaking opportunity.
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
LS: My mother, for many reasons but mostly because of her inner strength in all situations.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
LS: Get up and leave if you are not valued. Find a workplace that does value you and waste no time doing so. Don’t stay unhappy in a job or a career that no longer excites and fulfills you.
Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
LS: It’s difficult and constant work. I especially make my parents a priority now and I’m grateful that I had the guts to switch careers to be able to spend more time with them. I admit that I need to improve in this area. I just bought myself new luggage and I intend to use it a few times each year.
Q: What would be the title of your autobiography?
LS: I Told You So: A Cautionary Tale of Being Too Cautious.
Five Things About Lisa Sobell
1. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
My Sister, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth II, and Ozzy Osbourne.
2. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Wander around a bookstore with no time constraint.
3. What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
Drove across the state to pick up a puppy within an hour of seeing him online – he was the best dog ever.
4. Do you read reviews, or just go with your gut?
I read the reviews every time.
5. Cake or pie?