Buying and selling a home is an enormous investment decision and finding a real estate professional who will guide you through is key. LYN FLANNERY, a broker with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate promises her clients that she will deliver. With more than $180 million of sales on the North Shore and 25 years in the local community, Lyn’s determination, experience, and listening skills make her the perfect partner for buying and selling on the North Shore.
What’s your best networking advice?
Be yourself and do what you love. Some of my best networking occurred while sitting on the sidelines at my kids’ sporting events. This community is filled with the most interesting people, and you never know when you’ll make a connection. Years ago, when I was the Marketing Director for Peapod, I was talking with a neighbor at our block party and it just so happened that he was the Marketing Director for Ameritech, an early investor in Peapod. Because of that single conversation, Peapod was featured in a 30-second television commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. Our little start-up company could never afford anything like that, and the result was a sharp increase in membership.
What advice would you give to future Power Women?
I think “power” means different things at different times in your life. When I graduated from University of Chicago Booth, I thought that power was about rising higher in the corporate world. When I became a mother, I thought power was about making my kids do what I thought was best. As I have aged and experienced life’s many twists and turns, I realize that power is quickly identifying the changing circumstances and responding graciously to ever-changing plans.
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