Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being in the hot seat.
One of CORE’s most lovable and knowledgeable brokers, Lee Frankel’s unconventional career path led him to the exciting and ever-evolving field of real estate. A lover of all things New York, Lee’s thoughtful approach to real estate transactions has contributed to his success and growth here at CORE. Here are Lee’s answers to Ten questions:
1. What did you do before you pursued a career in real estate?
I am a glass artist and for 10 years prior to my becoming a broker, I was privileged to have studied and worked at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, as well as in Venice, Italy. Prior to that, I was in the commercial printing and advertising business. We specialized in printing and packaging for the music and publishing industries.
2. What has been the highlight of your career?
Within a five-week time period, I received three phone calls from three different people that I had met years prior but never did business with. They all remembered me, kept my contact information and called me to say that they were having difficult times closing deals on properties they were interested in purchasing and wanted to inquire about us working together. Of course, I was flattered to be remembered in such a positive light and gladly accepted the opportunity. I am happy to say that I closed all three of those deals and the satisfaction of accomplishment is truly among my most gratifying real estate experiences to date.
3. What is your greatest daily challenge?
Making today more productive and successful than yesterday. Being able to say that I contributed to and added value in the world instead of just taking from it. Read the rest of this entry »