Let’s get to know a little more about Angie Stephenson!
First Name: Angie
Last Name: Stephenson
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before working at RE/MAX Innovations, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I worked at White Chapel Funeral Home and I my title was “Family Counselor”. I loved my job and a big part of it was helping people pre-pick their cemetery plot or mausoleum space. I was always in real estate sales…..just on a much smaller scale and as a more permanent residence :)
How did you first learn about RE/MAX Innovations? When my family and I moved to KC, Eddy was our realtor and we closed here, in the upstairs conference room, on August 16th, 2007. That was the first time I stepped in the building!
If you could pick one theme for RE/MAX Innovations to turn into a book about the company, what would it be? Epic RE/MAX Office Olympics and Talent Show (Because on most days….we deserve to take home the “GOLD” in many different categories)
What advice do you have for prospective realtors? Be patient, positive, persistent and show-up every single day. Eventually your hard work and talents will build a pipeline and it will start rolling. Save 6 months to a years salary to help support your family before going full time….you will need it.
What are 3 words to describe your role as an agent? Advocate, educator, counselor. (On some days it is more like dog walker, house keeper, bar tender… we are just a jack of all trades)
What do you find the most challenging in your job? When I was selling it was sometimes difficult to keep work and home life balanced. Often times I was not working when the kids were in school and showing all evening and weekend when they were home. My mom was a realtor for many years and would tell me often “don’t work every single weekend Angela, they are only young once.” She was so right.
What do you like most about RE/MAX Innovations? I love the laid back, happy, easy going, always find a smiling face and shoulder to vent on, never micro-managed… kind of atmosphere. The more I interview with other agents, they more I am realizing that is special and unique to our office. We are pretty special.
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years in real estate? My wish is that we continue to grow our office in agents and in volume! We have a great thing going, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this fabulous team right!?
What is your favorite part about working for RE/MAX Innovations? I really love the popcorn in the lobby…. :)
What is your favorite line from a movie?
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” – Clarence the angel, from It’s a Wonderful Life
Todd Chester: Hey Griswold! Where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big?
Clark W. Griswold Jr.: Bend over and I’ll show you! – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Are you messy or organized? My life runs and depends on being organized. Sometimes…neurotically. It drives my family insane.
Tell us about your best vacation ever. ANY and EVERY beach vacation I have ever taken. I especially love the ones that Carman and Andy go with us. I love the ocean but I think Cabo was maybe my favorite destination….but then again I really love Punta Cana??? It would be hard to choose! I recently went to the Kentucky Derby. It was a life long “Bucket List” trip and that was incredible too!
Choose your Mr. Men / Little Miss, to describe your work personality and your home life personality. Work: Little Miss. Calendar Keeper; Home: Little Miss. Chore Be Doer ( There is ALWAYS something more that needs done!)
Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog or website? I could spend hours on Pinterest
Do you have a favorite quote?
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
(I am kind of a quote junkie..check out the wall in the office!)
Do you have an office nickname, and if so, what is it? Nope
Describe your most embarrassing moment at the office? I had worked in the office for a little over a year and I had earned the 100% Club award at the banquet. Afterwards Cindy asked me “What did you think of meeting Dennis Curtin” (because he handed me the award on stage) and I said “I don’t know who that is”. She laughed and did her famous “huh”. She said “Girl, if you are going to stick around here you better get to figuring our who that is pretty darn quick.” Ooops!
How do you define success? Success, for me, will always be about making a difference in other people’s lives. If I know that at the end of the day my work has helped someone or being kind has made a difference, then I sleep well at night and wake up eager to start work all over again the next day.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Dalai Lama – I want to feel what he feels, having the secret and wisdom to be at peace and have calm all the time, even in chaos. Wouldn’t that be EXCEPTIONAL!
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? Okay, crazy but I think I would want to be a private investigator for just ONE day. My favorite show is Dateline and I feel like I can solve all the crimes in just 48 minutes (you know…12 minutes for commercials). I would probably suck at it after one day and get frustrated if I couldn’t find the bad guys after a few phone calls and high pressure interrogations. They make it look so intense and full of adrenaline. I would slay that (until they started crying ….)
If you could interview one person, dead or alive, who would it be? My younger self. Oh the things I would tell her! I would say “set down, write fast, we have a lot of territory to cover in a short amount of time and you are going to need this!”
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Jesus of course…I have a lot of “riddle me this…” questions and I would love to get his take on what he thinks of Christianity in the world today. Ask him why he left the Bible so cryptic? I want to understand it all and share the wisdom and peace that would come with knowing all the secrets!
If you were an animal, what would you be? A bird. Birds seem to have it made. Fly around, chirp and eat all day. They have an awesome view of everything. I’d want to be a bad ass bird too… like maybe an eagle?
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? OMG…. I have spent way to much time thinking about this question. 1.) Moonlight Sushi Chief’s Roll 2.) Casey’s Breakfast Bacon Pizza 3.) My Moms homemade dressing (maybe not even in that order depending on the day of my last meal)
If your house was burning down, What is the one non-living thing you would save? Old Photos, my Dads watch and my kids “coming home” clothes.
What is your least favorite food? Bananas…ick!
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? I always wanted to be news anchor…I would love to be the person who covers the “feel good” stories of the week, like Bill Geist on CBS Sunday Mornings. I love that guy. :)
Tell us the three words that best describe you. Positive. Ambitious. Determined.
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
1.) In relationships, the little things are the big things.
2.) Failure is never fatal.
3.) The meaning of life is to find your gifts and the purpose of your success lies in giving it away.
Tell us a little about yourself.: I am from Trenton and it still has a special place in my heart. I still call it home. I have been with my husband for over 21 years and we have two amazing children (…but I am kind of biased of course!). Carman is a Sophomore at William Jewell and Andrew is a Junior at Liberty North High School. When we are not working we enjoy camping with our amazing group of camper friends, seriously, they are like family to us and hanging out in the 5th wheel by the lake is like my most FAVORITE thing on earth to do. We spend a lot of time at LNHS football games and wrestling tournaments. We have a little acreage with a Kearney address and I can tend to be a home body when we are not running a dozen different directions. I love my little garden and I get an embarrassing amount of satisfaction from cleaning and organizing my house (I know, weirdo- right?) We love to travel and try to take a couple of fun trips a year to expose ourselves to the beach time that we don’t get here in Missouri. I thrive on positive energy and try to teach my children that what they put out is what they will receive back in abundance. This concept has served me well in life. I enjoy my real estate career and learned much of what I know from my mom who was a Century 21 Agent for many, many years. She is my biggest cheerleader and an incredible mentor (I won the parent lottery!). My father, who was the wittiest man I ever met, passed 11 years ago this last December and I have two brothers, one 3 years older and one three years younger. I love them dearly and never get to spend enough time with them or their families. I have a full vision board at all times and look forward to growing old with new adventures on every horizon! Fun Facts: My dad was one of 16 children (all from the same parents and no multiples) and my Mom is one of 5 so I have like hundreds of cousins. Seriously. I can say all 50 states in alphabetical order. I can quote damn near every line from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Spring is my favorite season!