Agent Snapshot: Samantha Butkiewicus, Realtor, ERA Key Realty Services, Leicester

Samantha Butkiewicus

Samantha Butkiewicus is a Realtor with ERA Key Realty Services working in Leicester.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Sales associate.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Leicester, Mass.

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a journalist.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Watch my daughter on horseback.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I would treat Chris Kyle to lunch so that I could thank him for his service.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? On my dock, with a Bud Light Lime-A-Rita.

What do you love most about the industry? It gives back to me what I put into it.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I listen, show compassion and respond to a client’s needs with immediacy.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Coming to terms with the fact that there will always be loose ends.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? EVERYWHERE I go there is the potential to meet a new client. It is always in the back of my mind so I’m always careful at how I present myself.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Our home. It’s not a mansion…but a humble home on a nice lake that we’ve poured our heart and soul into for the last 16 years.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd

What is your favorite restaurant? The Yarmouth House in Yarmouth

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

What kind of car do you drive? Nissan Murano

Smartphone or paper? iPad.

What is your favorite city after Boston? Honolulu!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Load-up on class-time, the more you hear it, the better.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? The Supra eKey app

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Taylor Swift. Has nothing to do with real estate.. she’s just adorable, fun & positive.

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