Meet Flyhomie Sophia!

What do you do at Flyhomes? EVERYTHING! I’ve been at Flyhomes for two years and it definitely feels like 6. 🙂 I’ve worked on things from business strategy, new market launch to new product launch and more. Currently I manage the brokerage operations in Seattle, Portland and Boston markets.

What did you do before joining Flyhomes? I was in Houston, Texas, doing management consulting after college, and moved to Seattle in 2014 to work at Zulily, a local e-commerce company. I was mainly working on supply chain analytics – fulfillment center forecasting and planning, shipping logistics and inventory management. I got to pack and ship some packages myself!

What’s something unexpected that you’ve learned on the job? My Myers Briggs type used to be ISTJ – very logical, fact based and number driven. Since I joined Flyhomes and started working with clients, it changed to ISFJ over time – sympathizing with others’ feelings, making decisions based on specific situations. I found how fulfilling and rewarding it is to help clients through their biggest purchase or sale of their lives, and am really happy to be part of the team that does this every single day.

What’s your #1 tip for homebuyers? Be prepared to put work into the home! Every home has some level of imperfection. It’s important to know what matters to you and what doesn’t, or think about what can’t be changed (location, street, neighbors) and what can be changed (paint color, kitchen remodel, flooring type). Expect more regular maintenance to keep the house in good condition, and it will pay off when you list it in the future!

How do you like to spend time when you’re not working? Playing tennis, swimming, making noise on random instruments, cooking Chinese food.

What’s something about you that surprises people? I’m the only child, living in the US by myself. 🙂

Pets, plants, or both? What makes you happy at home? Plants! Trying to keep them alive. I got inspired by The Martian to start growing food at home – with potting soil, not human soil. It’s very, very hard…

What neighborhood do you live in? Where else have you lived?  I’ve lived in Ballard for 6 years and recently moved to Magnolia.

What’s your favorite place in Seattle? Spill a best-kept neighborhood secret spot (where do the locals go?)After you visit Kerry Park, walk west on Highland Dr to window shop some of most AMAZING houses in Seattle! At the end of Highland Dr, stop by for another view point in Parsons Garden for breathtaking view of Magnolia.

What do you love most about your home?  I LOVE my home! (thanks Matt Perrone and Flyhomes for helping me with the purchase) It has an amazing view overlooking Queen Anne hill and convenient access to downtown, Ballard, Fremont and more. I really enjoy my time in the upstairs nook reading a book while appreciating the purple sky during sunset.

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