Aside from being a consistent Royal LePage top performer nationally, Lindsay R. Strom has been cited as one of REP Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” professionals in Canada last year.
How long have you been in the industry? How have these years shaped you as a person?
I have been in the industry for almost 6 years now as a Realtor, but involved in the industry for the past 14, working at the front desk at Royal LePage. Being a Realtor has made me a more attentive listener and patient person. There is a lot of misconception that to be in real estate you have to love houses. We are in the business of servicing people, who are making exceptionally large purchases. Managing high emotions on the selling side and exciting emotions on the purchasing side, you really have to connect with your clients.
How does helping clients achieve their goals make you feel?
Helping clients get their dream home or achieve top dollar for their house is hands down the best feeling. Personally, I love spending time with my growing family at home. We spend so much time in our houses and it is important to love where you live. I take great pride in helping families into a house they can cultivate into a home – it makes your heart so full.
How do you keep your energy up in such a high-demand profession? How do you start and end each day?
It is so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle...both to keep your energy levels up and to maintain a positive attitude. I try to look at health as a 360-degree approach, mind and body. “Your body is the only place you have to live” and “You are your most important relationship” are some of my favourite quotes. I start the day off reading daily inspirational quotes right when I wake up and going to the gym after dropping my son at daycare. I find this helps keep my energy levels up through the day and also starts the day off in a positive direction. I end each day with my family when I am home from work and am trying to write in my gratitude journal every evening before bed.
To date, which milestone are you most proud of?
Sales achievement awards are great, but they are not everything. I am the most proud of being a mom.
What would be your advice to younger real estate professionals who are looking to improve their craft?
Personalized service is everything. Clients never forget those added or special touches that set you apart. Do what you say you are going to do, because you are only as good as your word. I think just striving for excellence in everything you do, providing the level of service and commitment you would expect, along with a positive attitude…all would help make you unforgettable.