Get to Know Our Brokers
At Market Real Estate, we know that real estate deals are not the most important thing in the world. But we also love what we do, and we try to approach our work with passion. And we love the relationships we build with clients and members of the community. Recently, we shared the answers to a few questions about ourselves so you all can get to know us a little better.
What gets you up in the morning?
Todd: I wake up at 5:30-6am every morning no need for an alarm.
Laura: Knowing there are people that depend on me to get their deals done and their spaces leased. I thrive on a sense of accomplishment and knowing that I am helping people every day. Even if what we do is not life saving it is life changing and these real estate decisions our clients make really do change and impact their lives.
Heidi: The energy, the light. The solitude. There is something amazing about everything starting anew. Although it’s important to remember that we can start our day over any time (and as many times) as we want. We practice this frequently at my house 🙂
Rachel: Lately it’s been yoga – my yoga alarm has been going off at 5:15 am every day and it is glorious! Nothing like sweating and centering myself every morning.
What is the legacy you hope to leave behind or story you hope to write?
Todd: I hope my children know that I loved them, and that my wife knows I tried to be the best husband I could be.
Laura: I hope that people remember me and our team as being a part in their overall wealth and happiness in their lives through the real estate decisions they make. I also hope that by being a person that others like to be around that they have general good feelings about me as a person and by being in their lives they feel a little happier.
Heidi: The comeback is stronger than the setback.
Rachel: I hope to inspire everyone that I am around and beyond that they can create anything they want and do anything that they want in this world with hard work and dedication! Also, never underestimate the power of your word and be kind!
What rules should we be breaking?
Todd: Most all of them so long as they do not hurt other people.
Laura: Deals need to be as transparent as possible. With a technology age the idea of secrets and back door meetings should become a thing of the past.
Heidi: Breaking out of the commercial real estate boys club. That’s so 2017.
Rachel: Speaking our truth always. It’s so easy to tiptoe around life and allow yourself to not be heard. I think that everyone deserves to be HEARD!
Where do your best ideas come from?
Todd: When I have climbed to the top of a mountain, am standing in a stream or sitting in the shower.
Laura: I get my best ideas and clarity when hiking. When I am spending time in nature with my thoughts it is hard not to be inspired by everything around me.
Heidi: All of my best and brightest ideas came from the need to solve a problem.
Rachel: Meditation and vacation
What is your most important daily habit?
Todd: Telling my wife and kids I love them.
Laura: Drinking tea in the morning to get me awake for the day and when I am being good about doing it, working out after work. Working out really helps me relieve stress and clear my head. Plus I feel like my best self when I am doing it consistently.
Heidi: Nightly gratitude prayer. Reading books to my boys.
Rachel: Lately its been YOGA and regularly its taking my puppy for a morning walk
What are you not afraid of which others usually are?
Todd: Being a fool.
Laura: Heights and roller coasters. I am an adrenaline junkie and love the feeling.
Heidi: Starting over. I’ve done it already and I can do it again.
Rachel: Starting businesses. Adrenaline-related activities: I am out. Starting a business: I am in!
What are some calculated risks you are taking and why?
Todd: Risking failure every day.
Laura: I think getting into this business was a calculated risk for me. When I switched to full time brokerage back in 2014 it was very scary to go from a job with a pay check each month to a commission based structure. I knew that I really liked helping landlords fill their buildings and tenants find spaces and hoped that love for what I do would translate into a good career and so far it has worked.
What is your vision for a better world?
Todd: Where everyone has the same chance to make of themselves what they dream and are willing to work for.
Laura: If we could all recognize that we are all people with imperfections and flaws but are deserving of love, respect and the right to a good life I think the world would be a better place. Too often we look at people that are different than us or think differently and disregard them as not worthy. If there was more respect the world would be a better place.
Heidi: Women running the show.
Rachel: Everyone driving around in electric cars, watching what they buy, and creating a world where everyone LOVES and CARES for the earth and each other.
What is the most important question to ask yourself every day?
Todd: Did you live the day with intention?
Laura: Do those around me know how much I care about them?
Heidi: Did I do my best?
Rachel: Am I being the best version of myself and bringing out the best in others?
And some more…
Laura also shared, When I got back from my 3 weeks in Europe I was really excited to go back to work and my team. I think it is a very special thing to feel that way about going to work. I am extremely lucky to have my team and clients.
Rachel also shared: I am so thankful to be surrounded by our amazing team of incredible humans. I am so empowered and honored to be helping my clients create the vision and world that they want to create.