River Valley’s success is due in large part to our roster of experienced and hardworking agents. Here is an introduction to Lisa Baranchuk
What was your very first job?
When I was in high school, I worked for a soft pretzel shop. I went on a trip to Lancaster, PA for 2 days to become a “certified” pretzel roller. On busy days, I would roll about 1000 pretzels. I worked there for 3 years, and after rolling so many pretzels, to this day, I can’t get myself to eat another one.
What do you do when you are not working?
I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old, so when I am not working, I’m usually chasing them around. Two little boys certainly keep me busy. However, when I do have time to myself, I enjoy running along the Delaware Canal towpath. In 2017, my husband and I trained and completed our first obstacle course run. This consisted of 13 miles of running in addition to 21 physically challenging obstacles. To have been able to have trained and completed this has been one of my greatest personal accomplishments. I will be participating in another in April 2018.
What made you become a realtor?
Prior to becoming a realtor, I was working for a large banking corporation, and it was time for a change. We were living in a townhome and the time had come for us to search for our forever home. It was this process that helped me realize I wanted to become a realtor. As we searched for and eventually found the perfect home for our family, our agent went above and beyond to help us, and I knew I wanted to the same for others; this was the change I had been looking for! The process of finding the perfect home, whether it be an investment or your residence, should be an enjoyable process.
Every day presents an opportunity to meet and help new people, and I am very passionate about this. Moving can be a very stressful event, so it feels good to know that I can ease some of this stress for my clients. It is very fulfilling to work with them from start to finish, and exciting to know that I have helped them to fulfill their real estate dreams.