July's Member Spotlight Winner: Pam Mackay
Tell us about your real estate career (title, office, years, specialties, designations, etc.)
I am an Associate Broker at KW Platinum in Chesterfield. I’ve been a Realtor® for 31 years, specializing in listing and selling residential houses and condos (CRS, e-PRO).
You’ve been nominated for being such a passionate Realtor® for your clients and being such a supportive and motivating team leader for the KW family;can you talk a little more about this?
My passion for real estate is to help sellers and buyers achieve their goals and to work hard to minimize the stress of their real estate transaction. The business has provided a great life for my family and my desire is to help other agents grow their businesses to provide a great life for their families. I’m very proud of the culture of shared learning in our office and KW.
How did you get started in the real estate industry?
I always enjoyed driving around looking at houses. I didn’t connect that interest to the business until I was ready to buy my first home. I got my license to be an educated buyer, which is funny now because (obviously to all agents) the license isn’t the education for buying—people skills and experience. After being in business for so many years, I feel it was the career path meant for me to take.
What professional achievement are you most proud of?
I am incredibly honored to have been one of the highest producing agents in my office for many years. That honor leads to a high level of gratitude to my family of clients who continue to allow me to help them and refer me.
What piece(s) of technology do you incorporate into your business practices?
Top Producer for CRM, Paragon/MiRealSource for many awesome features: Showing Cart, Showing Time, CMAs and many other highly functional sites and tools.
Do you have a favorite MiRealSource tool?
It’s hard to pick just one: Showing Time, Showing Cart, CMAs and Collaboration Center.
What is the most rewardingaspect of being a REALTOR®?
The most rewarding aspect is helping people and developing relationships.
What is the most difficult aspect of being a REALTOR®?
The most difficult aspect is the sincere and sometimes incredible effort to keep everyone happy, and the occasions when it is not possible.
What is a “tid-bit” of information people don’t know about being a REALTOR®?
It is important to protect our commission because so much work goes into each transaction behind the scenes. Many people think we spent little time when, in fact, every sale has challenges that we work out for our clients.
Personal & Fun Questions:
Tell us more about you? (Interests, passions, hobbies, family, etc.)
Time with family for any reason is the top priority! Health and mental wellness are important as well, which means (almost) daily exercise and a somewhat decent diet. My favorite past time is boating or riding the wave runners on Lake St Clair and surroundings. This helps my spirit every time I’m out and helps de-stress from the real estate business.
Can you share with us some of your community service involvement, how you became interested, and where or how someone can get more involved?
I truly enjoy many charities and community activities. My favorite is Anchor Bay Community Giving Tree because it is local, 100% of funds go to families with needs.
What is your life Motto?
Wow, which one?
“Activity creates activity.”
“Own who you are and expect that of others”
“This Too Shall Pass”
“Love Conquers All”
Which personal achievement are you most proud of?
My mostly positive attitude and wisdom from books and amazing mentors I’ve had and read.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
I’m blessed with many great adventures!
My two favorites to date are:
1.) Melbourne, Australia to visit my daughter when she lived there
2.) BVI on a chartered sailboat with a captain, cook and great friends. I will do this again!
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d visit the Mediterranean, Greek Isles cruising and town touring.
Who or what are you most grateful for?
My family, my husband, my friends and my family of clients.
What are your hopes for the rest of 2020?
The cliché World Peace, although I’d currently like to see our United States of America find peace. My heart breaks every day with Covid-19, the economy and the violence at some the protests. Peace Be With Us!