Dawn Winsley brings a very unique perspective to the world of real estate for not only is she a well-respected agent, she is also a minister. She believes that her ministerial skills have come in quite handy over the years; just as she is called to teach and counsel church members, she also offers education and compassionate guidance for her clients. Aspiring homeowners tend to be incredibly anxious, and so they greatly appreciate the sense of peace brought about by a real estate agent such as Winsley. In a recent interview, she explained the importance of faith in any real estate hunt. “I [find] myself taking [opportunities] to really minister to my clients, so they can find the peace that they need, so that they can find the faith that they need, so that they can really endure the process in a very ethical way.”
In addition to delivering peace to an otherwise stressful affair, Winsley makes a point of infusing the entire house hunting process with a sense of optimism. When meeting with anxious clients, one of her primary goals is to “find out what’s going to bring joy to [the] situation.” The ability to find joy in the midst of a stressful predicament is essential; as business leader and “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec says, “The difference between successful people and people that struggle is that successful people exude joy.”
Of course, peace and joy alone are not enough to achieve success in the home buying process. A thorough understanding of the current market is also important, as is the ability to pinpoint what exactly the client wants in a home and neighborhood. One client’s dream home may be a disaster for another. Keeping this in mind, Winsley strives to build the strong agent-client relationships necessary to give her an accurate idea of each client’s ideal home. After creating rapport with aspiring homeowners, she works with them to complete thorough assessments of their housing needs. “[By] sitting down [and] talking with my clients, I’m able to get a general idea of what they’re looking for: what they want, what they don’t want.” Of course, some clients don’t quite know what they want whereas others think they know but do not realize the downsides of a particular home buying approach. As Winsley is quick to admit, “Education is key.” And she points out that her brokerage, Keller Williams of Cherry Hill NJ, stresses the importance of educating their clients.
Ultimately, real estate is a personable field in which personable agents are the most likely to succeed. Winsley cares deeply about her clients; this sense of compassion helps her relate to her clients and accurately determine what these aspiring homeowners need. After connecting with her valued clients, she guides them through the complexities of the real estate industry, helping them find houses that look and feel like home. Even in the most stressful of circumstances, the calm demeanor developed through years of ministry allows her to provide the counsel and emotional support her clients desire.
For more information Dawn Winsley can be reached at 609.519.4443.