Ty McCollum Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker Bain - Lake Union Office

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Executive team leader at the downtown Target.

Where did you grow up?
Prattsville, Ark.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
A businessman.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Martin Luther King Jr., I would want to speak to him and gain the wisdom from him.

What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?
Pioneer Square.

What do you love most about the industry?
Networking and meeting great people!

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I like to dress to impress. I have learned through the years that is the easy way to distinguish yourself from other people.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Not getting discouraged about not having lead. You have to keep pushing.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Going to events period; it does not matter if it is a gala, baby shower, or birthday party. Networking is key!

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Becoming a broker.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
“Selling Sunset.”

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?
King Street Station.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Locking my phone in then house and was not able to get back in because I did not have access to the key box.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?
I learned to play piano in the COVID-19 lockdown.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Hawaii, the weather is very nice!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Networking, marketing, social media.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
John Legend.

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