The Real Estate Hotties festivities continue two more first-round match-ups (the last one coming later today). Facing off now: John LePage of Zephyr Real Estate and Nick Cooper of Sotheby's International Realty. Peep their Q&A and cast your vote after the jump!
John LePage of Zephyr Real Estate
What's the best part about selling real estate in San Francisco? Working with cool clients - I'm a people person and when I'm working with the right type of client it's effortless and doesn't feel like work at all.
What's the most rewarding part of your job? Helping my clients realize a dream. Selling real state is almost never a hard sell - most people dream of home ownership.
What do you like to do when you're not selling real estate? I have a passion for dance music. I've been a professional DJ for 16 years. I also produce music. My latest single, Key To Your Soul, recently went Top 25 on the Billboard dance chart.
People in your industry are always so good looking. What are some of
your secret grooming tips? I always keep my hair short - that way I never have a bad hair day :)
Nick Cooper of Sotheby's International Realty
Funniest anecdote from life as a broker: I am told on a daily basis I remind people of the show Million Dollar Listing. I'm always scared to ask specifically which guy on the show I remind them of.
Have you always been in the real estate industry or did you have a different career before entering brokerdom? I was in broadcast journalism for just over a year before diving into San Francisco and Marin real estate. It's funny, there are actually a lot of similarities between news anchors and Realtors.
What do you like to do when you're not selling real estate? If I'm not at home reading Curbed SF, then I'm most likely outdoors; running Crissy field, swimming aquatic park, cycling the headlands. I'm originally from Marin so on weekends I enjoy being on Mt. Tam, West Marin and occasionally going up to Dry creek valley. Always going out to all the amazing bars and restaurants in the city - I live in Alamo Square, so NOPA and mini bar are my hangouts.
What separates you from the others in this competition? I approach real estate as a social enterprise. Through a non-profit (homeforahome.org) I created with two of my friends we use a portion of every buy-side commission to build houses for families living in shanty towns outside Antigua, Guatemala. I love real estate, but I really love that I am able to use it to help those in need.