Lisa MalayLet’s get to know a little more about Lisa Malay!

First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Malay
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Before working at RE/MAX Innovations, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I’ve spent most of my life as a radio announcer and working as a voice talent for radio, television and corporate projects. As part of that career, I had the opportunity to interview many interesting, sometimes famous, people. But one of the most incredible things I got to do was fly in an F-16 fighter jet out of Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix. It was a jet used for training so it had two cockpits and we flew to the training grounds near the Grand Canyon. We pulled over 8 g’s and I was allowed to ‘take the stick’ and fly the plane, including a barrel roll. I consider that experience one of the greatest gifts, because it certainly wasn’t anything I had earned and it was exceptional.

How did you first learn about RE/MAX Innovations? A mutual friend suggested I call Lisa Jeske about what working at Re/Max was like. Lisa was very open and honest about being a realtor and very positive about where she works! I asked if she thought I should call her broker and she arranged a meeting with Angela & Eddy.

If you could pick one theme for RE/MAX Innovations to turn into a book about the company, what would it be? Discovery

What advice do you have for prospective realtors? None. I would not presume to tell anyone how to be a realtor. I’m here to learn as fast as I can and am thrilled to have the chance to learn from some of the most experienced successful agents in the market. At least that’s what Angie and Eddy told me.

What are 3 words to describe your role as an agent? Honest, intuitive, facilitator

What do you find the most challenging in your job? Mining for leads worries me the most but at this point just getting my first buyer or listing seems like a vague theory.

What do you like most about RE/MAX Innovations? The air of professionalism and competence when you walk in the door. The sense that this building is fixture in the community. The way that every single person I’ve encountered has acknowledged me in a warm, direct way.

What is on your wish list for the next 10 years in real estate? To make the home selling/buying experience something special and less stressful for my clients which will in turn make me rich beyond my wildest dreams. Or allow me to take a vacation now and then.

What is your favorite part about working for RE/MAX Innovations? I’m looking forward to being part of a team and learning something new.

What is your favorite line from a movie? 220 or 221, whatever it takes. Mr. Mom

Are you messy or organized? I build little stacks of paper on tables and counters even though I have an excellent filing system. If someone would just put the papers in the files!

Tell us about your best vacation ever. Most recently went with a friend to Peru. We visited Lima, Lake Titicaca (yes that’s a real place), Cusco and then Machu Picchu. Really amazing.

Choose your Mr. Men / Little Miss, to describe your work personality and your home life personality. Little Miss Fix It. I love home improvement projects and usually have some project in the works somewhere in the house.

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog or website? I’m kind of a news junkie. CNN or NPR.

Do you have a favorite quote? Don’t believe every stupid thing you think. Heard it from some expert on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

Do you have an office nickname, and if so, what is it? No. But if you ask anyone who has ever worked with me they will be happy to come up with one.

Describe your most embarrassing moment at the office? No. But if you ask anyone who has ever worked with me they will have a story they’d be happy to share.

How do you define success? Living in the moment and giving to receive. I’m heading in that direction.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Jennifer Aniston

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? Park Ranger at a national forest.

If you could interview one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Benjamin Franklin

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Oprah Winfrey

If you were an animal, what would you be? Dog, probably a Westie

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? Probably pizza because even being on death row wouldn’t make me lose my appetite.

If your house was burning down, What is the one non-living thing you would save? Now my house is burning down? You guys are dark! I would save the 3 boxes of mementos from my kids.

What is your least favorite food? Pickled pigs feet. Can’t even look at it.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? This is my new career! Took me a while to make this leap. I don’t have a back up plan. Sell sea shells on the sea shore.

Tell us the three words that best describe you. Direct, light-hearted, hard working

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?

1) Never position yourself as an expert on anything often times it’s not the answers but the questions that are most helpful.

2) Be part of the solution, it’s not about who’s fault it is.

3) Don’t worry too much about what people think of you, they’re probably not thinking of you too much.

Tell us a little about yourself: I was a radio dj for about 25 years in Phoenix, Arizona but have spent the last 10 years as a self employed voice over announcer. I work in a studio in my Liberty home and record for my clients, primarily television stations around the country, daily. So, my co workers are Joey (a shepard/lab mix), Leo (some strange terrier mix) and Gato (a cat.) I’ve purchased and sold about 8 personal residences in my life and have weirdly always enjoyed the experience. So I thought I might be able to satisfy this passion, and save moving expenses, by helping other people to buy or sell their homes. I grew up in rural Clay County, went to school in Excelsior Springs and have 3 sisters and their families still in the area.

Tell us a little about your family: I’m the mother of 3 wonderful human beings…2 adult sons who live in Phoenix, AZ and a daughter in college at MSU.