We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Green and Susan Meyers-Pyke we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy + Susan, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Amy Green: We feel our success has come from a positive, forward thinking mindset. We don’t overthink, we just “do” and know where we want to go. We have always kept it real, keeping the ego out of the way and focus on the client’s end result.
Susan Meyers-Pyke: I believe the keys to our success is planning and goal setting and then working that plan. Staying positive, being a good problem solver, and surrounding ourselves with good people who have a different skill set than us. Collectively we are amazing.” – Susan Meyers-Pyke
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Susan: When Amy and I built our company we want to surround ourselves with positive realtors and staff. As we focused on that the rest of it came. We wanted an environment where everyone work together and helped one another. This had not traditionally happened often in real estate. When we met Michael Mahon it was very rare for someone who had affiliated with a larger name to have an independent spirit.
Amy: I agree with Susan; we wanted to do better than what we had experienced prior. We wanted to bring a positive and sharing environment along with the support to let each agent shine.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Susan Meyers-Pyke: There are so many fun things to do and places to visit in San Diego so it will be hard to narrow it down. One of my favorite things to do is visit Del Mar and hike Torrey Pines State Reserve. Head up the hill and through the Torrey Pine trees and come down at the beach and then grab fish tacos at the Brigantine where we can sit outside overlooking the ocean and the racetrack. I would also have to spend a day in La Jolla having lunch in the village, shopping, going to see the seals at the beach and ending at glider point where we can watch people glide off the top of the cliffs. Its amazing. Another day would be spent in Solana Beach dining and shopping on Cedros Design District and ending with a concert at the famous Belly Up. We might be able to sneak in an afternoon in Encinitas seeing the beautiful meditation gardens at Swamis, grabbing a smoothly at the cafe and enjoying Route 101. Another great morning is walking around Miramar Lake which is about a 5 mile loop with beautiful scenery and lots of birds and an occasional deer sighting.
Amy Green; I almost always take family and friends to La Jolla, have the best French toast at The Cottage on Fay and then go see the seals at Seal Beach, take a walk from there to Camino De La Costa, most often known as “The Street of Dreams” and if you we have the energy walk down to Calumet park which has a neighborhood vibe with incredible ocean views.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Amy Green; It goes back to my first manager and mentors, they gave me the words to “fake it until I understood what I was doing”, the strength to keep going when I was unsure of myself, and where my biggest cheerleaders when I succeeded, that has always stayed with me….
Susan: I think giving credit to Barbara Corcoran would be best given that our company is now associated with her name. I love the story about how she started trying to rent out and get her first commission of about $300. That was a time when there was no cooperation between brokers so you had to have listings. She truly is a success story from rags to riches selling her company for $66m and ended up on Shark Tank.
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