This month, we are thrilled to introduce Trail 27's Kealy Baughman as our featured member. We asked Kealy a few questions about herself and what it's like showing homes in Boise, not by foot but by bike! Here's what she had to say:
What is your favorite film?
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Steve Martin is so funny.
What is the best book you've read recently?
The Art of Gathering. There is an art to gathering and hosting, which I love to do!
What sport do you enjoy watching most?
College volleyball — I played and coached at University of Washington and still love it!
Who is the most interesting historical figure?
Teddy Roosevelt — he had enough forethought to establish our national parks.
What is your favorite hobby or thing to do during the weekend?
When we are not mountain biking in the foothills, we are biking downtown or the North End to enjoy the local scene.
Favorite Idaho escape?
We love packing the Sprinter Van up with the kids and our bikes and spending time in McCall and Driggs.
Favorite place in Boise to take a visitor?
I love to show friends and family who are visiting around the North End by e-bike and go up to our favorite restaurant on the Bench, Petite 4.
What is the most important trend in your business or industry?
We have found that keeping the "trend" of personal relationships alive is the most valuable. We make sure our clients know we are always here for them.
What is the best advice you've received?
Be kind and work hard.
Who is a local business or business person you admire?
Sarah and Dave Kelly (aka 'DK') at Petit 4. Every food venture they build turns to gold. From Bleubird to Petit 4 and soon they will announce their next venture, which I am the most excited about, because it will be the 'hub of my hood.'
What is the number one reason to do business with your company or organization?
We won’t stop until our clients LOVE WHERE THEY LIVE. We provide guidance with an in-depth consultation so we can lead our clients to self-discovery by helping them identify their ideal lifestyle.
What do you enjoy most about your company or organization?
Unlike most real estate brokerages where Realtors are competing with one another, we truly work as a team so every Trail 27 client has access to at least two Realtors. Someone is always available for our clients, even when our Realtors are taking time off work to enjoy their ideal lifestyle.
Tell us about a current or upcoming project or company-wide initiative.
Trail 27 is launching our "Buy Boise by Bike" monthly event on April 27. This is a fun, unique, and low-pressure way look at houses. We will all meet up at the Trail 27 office, and one of our Realtors will lead a tour of new listings in the North End by bicycle. We typically see about six houses in 2 hours and all skills levels are welcome. We have a few bicycles available for folks who reserve them in advance, and we encourage all attendees to wear a helmet. We also recently purchased a fleet of electric bicycles from Idaho Mountain Touring, which are available for private showings and tours. We are super excited to show how fun, safe, and easy it is to get around Boise by bike!
Check out Kealy's spotlight in our Member Corner column of our newsletter!