She’s Energetic, Hardworking & Offers Her Clients Red Carpet Services! Meet Seattle Real Estate Agent, Jamie Pagel
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate?
JP: I came into real estate to pay for college. I was pre-law and a friend was a local real estate broker. He convinced me I could pay for law school by getting my real estate license. So, I did. I ended up sticking with real estate and not continuing in the field of law.
Q: Do you specialize in certain types of properties?
JP: I specialize in residential home sales, both resale and new construction. I have also worked in commercial and land but prefer to stick with homes.
Q: Can you share with our audience what Buyers & Sellers can expect when they work with you?
JP: I care for the people and families I work with. To the point of running my business with the quality over quantity mentality. I also keep in touch with my past clients, send gifts and cards, host client events, and we become friends.
Q: Obviously with Covid-19 there’s a lot of changes going on in the world … what changes have you seen that you feel will remain in Real Estate?
JP: We are not doing traditional open houses right now. Instead we have begun to utilize technology to our advantage. This will remain. It’s a great way to safely tour the home. It also helps buyers better understand the layout of the home without having to take time out of their busy schedule to visit the property only to realize it is not going to work for them. It is much less of an intrusion or inconvenience for the seller. We are also seeing more people move out before listing their home.
Q: What is it about being a Real Estate Agent that most excites you?
JP: Everything changes; new people, new homes, new ways of doing business, new agents.
Q: Tell us about your work as a Certified Design Consultant.
JP: I helped people choose finishes and fixtures for their homes. I also consulted for home staging to prep homes to sell.
Q: What was your first job? And how did it shape or impact you?
JP: My first paying job was as the HomeTown Bee for HomeTown Buffet, which I believe is now called Country Buffet. I was in high school and I worked as their mascot, a bumble bee. I would come out on family night and give kids stickers and balloons. I would also go to street fairs and little league games for the teams we sponsored. I had a great time. The costume had a large head piece so I was hidden; no one knew who was inside the costume and I would really ham it up! I danced, played freely with the kids and some adults. It was a blast!
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
JP: Myself. I don’t say that to brag; rather because I know what I have overcome and where I am going. To say I can do something and then do it is not as easy as it seems sometimes.
Five Things About Jamie Pagel
1.If you could talk to one famous person past or present, who would it be and why?
Edgar Allen Poe. I want to know what he was like. Was he like Stephen King, able create the darkness and melancholy? Or was he enveloped by it and writing was his outlet?
2. What were you like as a student?
I have always been a pretty good student; book work is not usually difficult for me. Although I did talk a lot in class, asked many questions, and would openly challenge ideas in class discussions. I also successfully argued for better grades when I believed I was given an undeserved pool grade.
3. If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
4. What app can’t you live without?
5. If they made a movie of your life, who’d play you?
I am an independent film fan, so I would hope they find a great undiscovered actor that would do me justice.