Connielynne Hodgkins

Weichert REALTORS®, Paoli

10 Years Active in Real Estate

What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?

Before my career in real estate, I held management positions in an architectural firm as well and a new home builder, and did national sales to many of this country’s retail merchants. These jobs helped me understand how to communicate with different personality types and how to listen to the needs of others and to find solutions.

What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate? 

I have been lead mentor in the Weichert REALTORS®, Paoli office since 2010. I find motivating new agents in real estate inspiring and I am enthusiastic about their successes. I have been involved in our local company fundraisers. One that is near and dear to me is our fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (to date Weichert company offices have raised well over $1M).

As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?

Every problem is a challenge to solve, so I work tirelessly to find a solution(s).  I know the importance of listening to people’s needs and then communicating answers.   I believe that professionalism, cooperation and education is essential to the success of our membership.  I started my real estate career in a down market so I know firsthand that diligence and commitment is key to any success.

What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?

Professionalism of our members with their clients and colleagues, the continuance of education to encourage and enhance the success of all agents. Communication to members regarding local and national issues that affect our profession.

Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?  

Helping people is what I do, whether a client or a colleague. I would be honored to be able to “give back” as a member of the Board of Directors.