We had the good fortune of connecting with Julie Provenzano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julie, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
As it relates to residential real estate, people have so much information at their fingertips thanks to the internet but information isn’t the same as knowledge. Understanding the resale potential of one floor plan versus another, knowing how to spot a home’s Achilles’ Heel and whether it’s something that can be fixed, and staying ahead of design trends are just a few things that a seasoned agent can help a consumer understand and guide them to the best purchase. So often people overestimate their knowledge and end up in the wrong location at the wrong price in a house that has serious resale issues because they didn’t partner with the right professional. To spend that much money on a purchase because you fall in love with one aspect of a house and are blind to potential issues is a trap that a lot of people fall into because they think they can save money going it alone. I can assure you the costs of those mistakes are usually significantly higher in the long run.
What should our readers know about your business?
You build credibility when you tell clients the truth. Sometimes, it’s not what they want to hear but what they need to hear. I think my gift is delivering hard messages with a little bit of humor to help give perspective and look at the big picture. Real estate transactions can be highly emotional and if you can diffuse situations and help people de-personalize decisions to make smart choices, that will serve you well in the long run. Our business philosophy centers on the relationship more so than the individual transaction. Long after a deal closes, we continue on a resource for our clients, whether they need contractor recommendations or resale opinions on remodeling projects. Our focus is on a long-term partnership and creating value with our clients and I think that’s one of the greatest examples of what sets us apart and has been the primary factor in our growth.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Dallas has so much to offer and I would definitely want to present a cross-section of what Texas is all about. I love walking around Bishop Arts, touring the Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, an outdoor concert at the Arboretum, a stop by the Farmer’s Market downtown and of course, no visit to Dallas would be complete without a live sporting event.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
After 17 years working in the NHL as an Assistant GM, my husband Frank Provenzano and I partnered up in 2018 for a new chapter in real estate together at Compass. While I was proud of the business I had built on my own, the impact he’s had on our group has been extraordinary. His ability to manage our team members, chart the course for our growth and brainstorm on creative marketing has freed me up to focus more exclusively on our clients and transactions. With the perspective of time, I realize how spread thin I was on my own, trying to master so many different areas of the business nonstop and dedicating a lot of bandwidth to areas where I was weak. To have a partner that you can trust, share a vision with, and divide and conquer tasks based on your areas of strength is an incredible gift and one that I’m immeasurably grateful for.
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