Name: Lisa Di Carlo
Title: Broker Associate
Company: Georgia Strong Realty Group
What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor with John Daugherty Realtors
Where did you grow up? West Houston Memorial area
Growing up, what did you want to be? A veterinarian, then singer-songwriter
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Walking or swimming
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Willie Nelson comes to mind. He seems like a genuine person and personifies Texas music at its best.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Lake LBJ
What do you love most about the industry? It allows me to meet and help people with all different visions of life. I’m always having to learn something new everyday.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I try not to talk too much. I let my service to my clients do the talking.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Keeping the squirrels away! You can get sidetracked if you don’t focus on your immediate tasks.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? My children are my greatest accomplishment! Both married to wonderful spouses and we all get along well!
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I like Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock movies. Favorite movies ever were A Time to Kill, Hidden Figures, and Sully.
What is your favorite restaurant? La Hacienda on Memorial Drive. It’s been there and has not changed decor since I was a kid! It’s always served hot!
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Recently we explored the Bayou City parks and saw how they have beautified Houston. Allan’s Landing was very interesting too.
Smartphone or paper? I have to have both! I rely on both and will never keep everything on just my phone. What happens if I lost my phone or if it got stolen?
What is your favorite city after Houston? Austin TX! It has gotten so big since I went to school there, but the “feel” of Austin is still there!
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Listen first, then ask questions