The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Member Spotlight feature allows members of the community to get to know each other before working with each other in a transaction. Each member answers a series of questions to reveal more about themselves as people. It is FAAR’s hope that learning about an individual may spark connections that blossom via email, phone conversations or in-person meetings at events and classes.
C. Lynn Lenahan
Town of Bowling Green
Assoc. Broker, ABR, AHWD, GRI @1st Choice Better Homes & Land, LC
Number of Years in the Industry
Why do you love working in real estate?
Real estate is an amazing career! It’s never dull or boring, there’s ALWAYS something going…things to learn, things to share. It’s ever changing, fresh! My father always said find a need and fill it. I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling than helping people through the process of settling into that perfect spot they can call HOME. I just get caught up in all the excitement right there with them. It’s awesome!
Favorite Work Story
My favorite work story is not a single incident, but a realization. Every time I’m with a client and we are selling or looking for a home, the process is like painting (which I have a new appreciation for with our latest Sip and Paint’s). At first there is nothing…a clean canvas. Then there’s an expectation of what the final product or outcome will be. Each of us may paint on this canvas with different tools and may see the process differently. Suddenly, in the midst of all the different “things” getting put on that canvas, the final image begins to emerge. And when it’s done, it’s just beautiful. And I was blessed with the skills and knowledge to help it get there.
What are you most proud of in your career?
The thing I am most proud of is my adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professionalism. It’s not that I don’t make mistakes. It’s a very intricate career and sometimes there are sticky situations. I believe in being honest, truthful and treating others with respect. Interacting with others in a respectful way is huge!
Do you have a special cause or volunteer your time?
I’m very active in my church and community. We do a lot with cooking events: Annual Pig Roast (October-ish), Annual Oyster Roast (March), Chicken Q (on Derby Day), Annual Fish Fry (2nd week of August), Annual Brunswick Stew at Harvest-fest (October). I don’t know who has more fun, the people that attend (and they are VERY popular events) or me. Profits go to various organizations benefiting the children and elderly in the community. I’m also a big advocate for blood donation with the American Red Cross…once every 60 days like clockwork! One more thing…anything to advocate for animals…that’s me!
We have a place on the Eastern Shore at Chincoteague. It’s a camper with a stick-built room attached and a fenced yard on a permanent site. We own everything BUT the land. We love our Chincoteague neighbors in our little section. We have a pontoon boat, a golf cart and jet skis. We pack up the dogs and head down whenever our schedules permit. I lovingly named it our “Shack @ the Shore”. It’s paradise. While there, I have conducted more business and ratified more contracts than I can count.