Let’s get to know a little more about Lisa Jeske!
First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Jeske
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 for a British telecommunications company and sold customized long-distance services to businesses. This was a great experience for me as I competed with At&t, MCI and Sprint every day selling an intangible product. I learned a lot and got to experience helping others in my company through training as well as help my customers (businesses) grow their revenue. I won a trip to Bermuda where we had a cocktail party on one of the Cable & Wireless ships. These ships were responsible for the transatlantic undersea cable for international communications. It was a very cool experience.
How did you first learn about RE/MAX Innovations? I drove by the office many times since I live pretty close by. My husband, Dean and I moved quite a bit for his company and I always had a great experience working with a Re/max agent.
If you could pick one theme for RE/MAX Innovations to turn into a book about the company, what would it be? I would say the theme that stands out for me the most is teamwork.
What advice do you have for prospective realtors? Jump in with both feet and dream big.
What are 3 words to describe your role as an agent? Advisor, Teacher and Consultant
What do you find the most challenging in your job? Agents who don’t return phone calls or emails or provide feedback.
What do you like most about RE/MAX Innovations? I like the office environment. It’s full of hard-working realtors who are stellar at what they do. The energy is inspiring and fun!
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years in real estate? I would like to keep on doing what I love and that is helping people with their real estate needs buying and selling homes. I will always be open to looking into new ideas and opportunities where I can get better at being a realtor and helping others.
What is your favorite part about working for RE/MAX Innovations? I love hearing the laughter in our office.
What is your favorite line from a movie? Santa! I know him!
Are you messy or organized? A little bit of both. While I am working I feel like I am one hot mess, but then I like everything in its place when I am done.
Tell us about your best vacation ever. Every vacation with my family is the best! Dean and I have gone to the beach every year (for the last 30 years. My daughters are now 21 and 23 and it’s been such a joy spending that time as a family and watching my girls grow up loving the ocean, getting to see dolphins, manatee, sea turtles, etc. They have an appreciation for our family time and the ocean and its environment which warms my heart:)
Choose your Mr. Men / Little Miss, to describe your work personality and your home life personality. Let’s see… for my work life I am Little Miss stressed out! lol! I feel like sometimes technology and people’s minds can change faster than I can type up the paperwork to keep up! For my home life, I am Little Miss domesticated. I like my house clean, love to cook and really still try to have dinner on the table every night when possible. I love when my kids are home, and my house is busy.
Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog or website? I google everything and read a lot of random articles and books. Libby is a great source for reading.
Do you have a favorite quote? I have a lot of favorites, but I’ll share one Dean told me today… “Do everything with the passion of a 4 year old wearing a Batman t-shirt.” Loved it!
Do you have an office nickname, and if so, what is it? Not that I know of…
Describe your most embarrassing moment at the office? Setting off the alarm in the elevators. More than once. It was loud!
How do you define success? Success is doing your own personal best. Competing with yourself and achieving what makes each individual person happy is what success is all about.
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Oprah. Everybody gets a car!
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? I love sports and have always thought it would be so cool to be a umpire or referee. I would do that for a day! So fun!
If you could interview one person, dead or alive, who would it be? My dad. He was my best friend and passed away way too young. I need his advise:)
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Princess Diana. She was such an amazing person and I would love to have seen what the world would be like today if she were still alive.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A lion.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? Cheeseburger and french fries:)
If your house was burning down, What is the one non-living thing you would save? My family pictures.
What is your least favorite food? Mushrooms. I really wish I could like them, but just can’t do it!
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Ummm, I think I would definately be doing something with children or animals. I love kids and dogs, so how about a daycare for both! :)
Tell us the three words that best describe you. Generous, Kind, Focused
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
1) Listen to your gut.
2) Don’t pay attention to bullies on the playground.
3) Never give up.