What a fun personality this Rogers Healy + Associates Realtor has! Tyler LeBaron, a hilarious and hard-working agent, knows how to win clients over with tremendous service and loyalty. He’s risen in the ranks in Dallas after attending SMU’s Cox School of Business, showing that it’s a winning formula.
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Find out more about Tyler after the jump!
CandysDirt.com: So, where are you from?
Tyler LeBaron: The 713. Houston, Texas. I grew up in a pretty rough-and-tumble part of the 713, referred to simply as the Third Ward, but moved to Dallas at a relatively young age, so I’d like to think of myself as a Dallasite. (Or is it Dallasonian?) Either way, I’m from Texas and I really like that about myself.
CD: So, how did you get into real estate?
TL: While attending SMU’s Cox School of Business I worked three to four jobs at any given time, to pay my way through college, one of which was real estate, due to it’s flexibility around my study schedule. A close friend of mine started his own boutique brokerage, which was doing quite well at the time, so he pulled me under his wing and showed me the ropes. That was about 5 years ago, but now I only have one job — slingin’ real estate. I love it.
CD: How do you stay sharp in a challenging market?
TL: Read as much as possible and ask my trusty friend, Google, lots of questions. “The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.” I learned that from a really brilliant grade school teacher whose name eludes me. If all else fails, I do it the old fashioned way — get out there and mix it up. In real estate there is a lot of trial and error. The trick is to not be afraid to make mistakes but never let yourself make the same mistake twice. In my experience, the folks who do that are generally the savviest, and therefore the most “sharp.”
CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?
TL: My beautiful wife Taylor (Yea, I know … Taylor and Tyler … cute) and I live in quaint little community in Las Colinas. We really love it but may be making the move to Preston Hollow near you at some point in the not so distant future. (Editor: We can’t wait to see the home you two choose!)
CD: And you drive a … let me guess, Range Rover?
TL: Mercedes actually. Four-door sports sedan. It gets the job done. Presentable. Comfortable. Fast … enough. I’ve had my eye on that Tesla though …
CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
TL: I’m a big fan of what’s happening in the Trinity Groves area. I’m a foodie at heart. So, yeah…food.
CD: What was your best/highest sale?
TL: It was a beautiful house in Highland Park that sold it for just under $1.7 million. I got it under contract in just two days, off market. I was pretty proud of that one.
CD: Likewise, what was your most challenging or memorable transaction?
TL: Yikes. The thought alone makes me perspire. Without getting into too much detail, and through absolutely no fault of my own, the U.S. Attorney General’s office got involved with the transaction, commandeering all the proceeds of the sale. I pulled multiple rabbits out of my hat and got it closed on a very tight schedule. I feel as though the Department of Justice owes me a thank you note and a stiff drink. Justice was served, the deal got closed, and that’s all I’ve got to say about that. #LifeIsLikeABoxOfChocolates
CD: Tell us: What was the most interesting thing to happen to you while working with a client?
TL: Please see above. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?
TL: Lucky number 13, my basketball number in high school. From listing to closing in just 13 days. Boom.
CD: How much did you sell last year?
TL: A lot. Last year was a great year with lots of happy clients, but I’m on pace to have a much more successful year this year due largely in part to relationships and referrals from those I’ve worked with in the past.
CD: What words of wisdom do you often share with clients?
TL: “Trust me—this is what I do for a living.” Haha! Just kidding. No, but seriously, trust me, I’m a professional.
Okay, all jokes aside, I make it a point to encourage my clients to do what is best for them and their loved ones. Selling or buying a home is a big decision, with a myriad of complex factors and variables, which can be a tedious and emotionally taxing process if you aren’t mentally prepared for its potential challenges. I try my best to instill confidence in my clients so that they can stay focused on the goal at hand, which is to make a wise investment for themselves and their family’s future. Invariably, when I put my client’s wants and needs first, they end up elated with the results and my business continues to flourish via word-of-mouth. There’s nothing better than a solid referral from a satisfied client. Nothing.
CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…
TL: Probably go back to being a musician. Once upon a time, I was the least talented dude in a great rock band. We were right on the verge of getting a major record deal and potentially opening up for the likes of The Killers and/or Coldplay. It was all very fanciful and fun but life had different plans. Good times, but I wouldn’t change a thing. And, yes, I still wear skinny jeans from time to time. Don’t judge.
CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?
TL: Not yet, but my wife and I aspire to have a beach house at some point. We’re not quite sure where yet. Maybe Manhattan Beach? Maybe Costa Rica? Maybe Cabo? So many options so little sunscreen.