Alex Walsh Team Leader at the Dot Collection, Access Real Estate

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Bike messenger in the city of Boston
Where did you grow up? Dorchester , MA
Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a screenwriter/film director.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Spend time in nature, yoga.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Theodore Roosevelt. I have drawn a lot of inspiration from his writing, especially his famous speech “Citizenship in a Republic” in 1910, now know as the “Man In the Arena.” “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly.”
What is Boston’s best-kept secret? The neighborhoods of Boston. Each one has a distinct and totally different feel which gives an incredible variety.
What do you love most about the industry? The consistent human interaction and helping homeowners build future wealth for themselves and their family.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I answer my phone for starters and prioritize the relationship first. Anyone that has worked with me knows I’m a big picture guy. I see beyond the deal, I want the long-term relationship.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Managing time. Time is the currency anyone in sales offers up for the shot at the commission. Trying to stay balanced and being available to family and friends is the constant challenge of the fast paced life of sales.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Follow up quickly and come from a place of service. Potential clients are attracted to agents who genuinely want to help them and not just view that as a potential commission.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Being a father of three incredible girls. And in business being a top producing agent for multiple years without joining a big name brand.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? I have been recently getting back to my roots of all my 90’s favorites alternative, hip-hop, house. Been craving the music of my generation lately.
What’s your favorite meal in Boston? One of many restaurants in the North end. I love sitting outside on a summer night and enjoying some of the best Italian cuisine in the country.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? I would have to say church of covenant on the corner of Newbury and Berkeley. the craftsmanship is next level
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? One time I showed up to the wrong address of a listing appointment and the tenant let me walk around and do an in person CMA . It wasn’t until mid pitch that they let me know they weren’t the owner. When they called the owner the tenant panicked. It took a lot to explain that one before moving on to the right house.
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? People are surprised how much I’m into the arts and music.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Martha’s Vineyard. I have been going there consistently for over a decade and now have created an amazing family tradition. So many memories.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? It’s not going to be easy. Be willing to put the time in and stay humble.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Home snap. It’s a great tool to get info on the go.
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Anything that can make me laugh. I try to use social media as a place where it’s light and not too serious.

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