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? 
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?  
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?
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? 
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?
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?
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?
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?  


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