#1 Top Producer Lyon
Sure, I was awarded #1 Top Producer at Lyon Downtown office, but all the awards in the world don’t make a difference in regular life. I’m still the same person. Take today: no breakfast, a car that suddenly won’t start, and here I am sitting inside a medical waiting room with a creepily low ceiling and no internet service; this is not really the way to welcome the day after picking up my award yesterday. Well, she was in all the celebrity clinics; the first time she went to Betty Ford . . . , blabbed some loud woman sitting toward the back of the waiting room, like we all want to listen to her yak about her family’s personal issues. The only thing that makes this experience even lovelier is being forced to listen to the shrill voices from Fox News TV, which some person felt was a good idea to turn on. Esto no me gusta.
Thank goodness there is an adjacent room featuring a long sofa to which I can adjourn. My husband is here for a medical procedure, and I am the designated driver. This is what you do when you’re married. You sit at a medical clinic at the crack of dawn without internet, dreaming of sugary doughnuts, even though you would never eat such a non-nutritional fat bomb, and try to look on the bright side of things, such as the fact that it is not YOU who is a patient here.
Every year lately for the past 5 or so years, I have received the #1 Top Producer at Lyon Downtown office. That means the agents who used to rank above me no longer do, and I hope they aren’t upset about that, but if they are, there’s nothing I can do about it. When I think back to the day I sat in the lobby of my office as a buyer, years ago when my husband and I first moved to Sacramento, I recall suggesting to him that perhaps Lyon would be a good place for me to work someday. Sure, I eventually talked with a handful of other players in Sacramento, including Coldwell Banker and Dunnigan in Land Park, but I chose Lyon Real Estate.
Geoff Zimmerman told me I was basically not a team player and would not fit well into that office. Hey, I was new to Sacramento but not to real estate. Coldwell Banker just rubbed me the wrong way. Lyon is now celebrating its 70th year in the community and claims it is the #1 real estate brokerage in Sacramento. My office is eclectic and I love the comradery. I feel like I should wear a I survived the Mike Lyon fiasco button but why bring it up? Heh, heh. Hey, I didn’t bail when many other agents freaked out and split.
And maybe that’s one of the reasons I am the #1 Top Producer at Lyon Downtown. I keep my nose to the grindstone. But more likely, it’s because I am team leader and work with 3 exceptional agents on my Elizabeth Weintraub Team, coupled with solid supporting relationships, both professionally: like our transaction coordinator, escrow officer, mortgage lender Dan Tharp, and personally: like my husband. The guy I don’t mind taking to the doctor, even if I can’t get on the internet.