Claudia Hooper

Real estate sales manager, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth RE

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Special Education – specializing in autism/spectrum

Where did you grow up? Foxboro, Massachusetts

Growing up, what did you want to be? A pediatrician

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Go outdoors take a long walk with my pup Frankie.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Harriet Tubman an American abolitionist and political activist. She made over 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the Underground Railroad. We have many homes in our market that actually have hiding spaces used during the freedom attempts of many slaves. would love to hear her stories

What is Boston’s best-kept secret? The Boston Public Library – its architecture, history

What do you love most about the industry? Coaching and mentoring sales agents to be the best at providing smart caring real estate skills to buyers and sellers. Reading client testimonials about my agents fills my heart with pride!

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? As a sales manager I distinguish myself by being a great communicator, active listener and amazing supporter of my agents. I help my agents thrive in their roles and set them up for success through coaching, mentoring and training. We are very close, like family and that can be rare in this industry!

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Time management and the ever “changing” tools and resources available.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Tapping into your Sphere of Influence – Content and cadence of building relationships through leveraging your ecosystem. Always talk about RE and what you do! Follow up

What has been your greatest accomplishment? If being instrumental in the lives of two great children who have grown to be superb adults is an accomplishment, that is it.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? Ben Hess, Third Pool recruiting blog

What’s your favorite meal in Boston? Santarpio’s Pizza

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? The Boston Public Library

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? A new recruit came in for an interview in a bathing suit!

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? I lived in the Pacific Rim (Singapore) for two years – culture shock trip of a lifetime

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Naples Florida. It’s feeling like you’re in the Caribbean but never having to leave the country

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Never stop talking about real estate, wear your name badge everywhere

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Real Scout

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? My agents! All of them 60+

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