We had the good fortune of connecting with Lexy Komichak and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lexy, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
Making the switch from the office lifestyle to going off on my own in a field I knew nothing about was already a bit scary. Everyone I knew in real estate had been in the business for years, had a spouse that was somehow involved, or their parents were agents, and so they were deeply connected in the Phoenix area. Making the switch was the biggest leap & blessing of my life. I had success within the first year of joining the ranks at North&Co., but I still wasn’t sold on being an agent. I doubted myself, my abilities, my expertise. Then one day, it clicked for me. I had the experience, I had the local market knowledge, and I had the heart to help my clients, not only as a professional, but as someone who cared more about them being seen, heard, and understood. When I saw that I was able to guide my clients through the home buying or selling process from my heart, it became easy. I am so grateful that my clients are not just in a spreadsheet. They are moms & dads, pet lovers, travelers, conscientious & kind. They are now my friends. Knowing how to do the job is one thing, actually living & loving the work & the people who choose to partner with me in their home buying and selling process is much more magical. And that’s what keeps the success going.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Everyone knows 100 real estate agents, so that’s always a challenging part of my career. However, my heart-forward client centered approach sets me apart. I infuse quite a bit of fun & excitement into the process (maybe even a cartwheel or two), and my clients are so wonderful that work feels effortless. I realized last summer that I have the most amazing job in the world. I get to show beautiful homes to amazing people, and help them step into the next chapter of their lives. It’s a win-win from every angle. I entered this career not knowing much about real estate. I had bought a house, but that was about it. I was so grateful to friends who immediately jumped on board to become clients, and my career took off. After about a year, I started to feel more confident in who I was and what I had to offer that was different than other agents. It’s not that I knew more about the market, or that I had the flashiest business card. My signature was that I was deeply involved & caring throughout the process. I wanted only the best for my clients, and did everything I could to make that magic happen. I’m not quite 4 years into my real estate career and I have been honored with several accolades including being ranked among the Top 10 independent (solo) real estate agents at North&Co in 2019. I regularly make the monthly Top 10 producing agents list, and I continue to support my clients and local businesses. Giving back to my community is so important to me. It’s how we all thrive. We support one another so we can all rise together.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Showing people around town is one of my favorite things to do. As soon as they arrived, I would drop their bags and go straight to The Mission. My favorite restaurant in town, no questions asked. As a vegan, I love that they a handful of delicious options. Before I became vegan, their pork shoulder tacos were ALWAYS what I chose. Add their table side guacamole & their aguacate margaritas, you have an amazing meal. Camelback Mountain is a MUST to go hike while visitors are in town. Can’t make it all the way, no big deal. It’s always worth it. I love taking visitors down to 5th Ave Shops in Old Town Scottsdale to swing by some of my favorite boutiques including Carmen on 5th & Leela Market. If someone is in town long enough, a day trip to Sedona is always included as well. There is something truly magical about hiking in the red rocks whose vibrancy is never quite captured in a photo.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mallory Fox of FoxyFitness Nikki Fanshaw of MadebyNF Nicole Anders, co-owner of NextLevelPHX
Nikki Fanshaw with MadebyNF