Lindsey Koontz - REALTOR®
Summarize yourself in a tweet.
I started my career as a fashion designer which not only gave me an extreme eye for detail, but also the ability to look at something critically to figure what isn't working and then find a creative solution. As a realtor, I constantly tap into those skills to help both my buyers and sellers make smart investments. I love to negotiate on behalf of my clients and being detail oriented means I never miss an opportunity to get them the best possible deal.
What's your favorite client story?
I was working with a couple who was looking to sell their current home and move to Fairmount and they told me (before some of their family!) that they were expecting their first child. We were able to get them into a home on one of their favorite blocks in Fairmount (with tons of trees and less than a block from their childhood best friend), and get their first home sold for full price in one week. What's more, we were able to get the perfect settlement schedule with a three week window to get some painting done before having to move all of their things from the first house. Having that trust from my clients and being able to help them through the process of buying and selling during exciting, and sometimes stressful, times in their lives is the most rewarding part of what I do.
You have a day off in Philly. What do you do?
Definitely get outside — probably to Race St Pier, Cherry St Pier, Fairmount Park, or maybe just stroll in Center City. Get in a workout — either at Fearless Athletics or BPM Fitness. If there's time, maybe check out one of the latest exhibits at the Art Museum. Hang out with my husband and maybe some friends, probably catching a dinner and drinks out, if not in Center City, then at our Point Breeze neighborhood bars. I love Philly's dining scene.
What's the architectural detail your eye always gravitates towards?
Stairs. Whether it's original woodwork and banister or a unique custom railing set on an exposed brick backdrop, I love it all! If stairs are going to be in the middle of your living room (like they are in most rowhomes), they may as well be a feature!
Favorite community organization.
The Travis Manion Foundation has a Philadelphia area chapter that supports local veterans and their families. In turn, they work with veterans to support their communities and promote leadership and community service alongside neighbors and youth volunteers, such as regular park clean ups.
What differentiates you within real estate?
My background in design gives me a unique perspective that allows me to help my clients visualize the possibility of a "diamond in the rough" type of home, a flip investment, or help select finishes for a new construction project to stand out from the pack. Many of my clients tell me how much they appreciate the level of care and spirit of partnership I bring to working with them. It's not just transactional to me. I really care about the people I work with and their outcome, and that's something I'm really proud of.