Business Owner: Lyndsey Ercanbrack
Business: Ercanbrack Real-Estate & Interior Design
Location: American Fork, Utah
Meet Lyndsey Ercanbrack
Lyndsey is the star who does it all. Want to buy a home? How about sell a home, redesign a home, or build a home from the ground up? She’s got you covered. Lyndsey says, “I am a one-stop shop. I can even help people find fixer uppers and develop a vision for what it can be. If they want, I can do all the interior design for them. I can also stage homes people are trying to sell. This is my calling; it’s my absolute calling and I’ve never been happier.”
The Leap Of Faith
For 15 years Lyndsey had wanted to be a real estate agent. She also wanted to be an interior designer, which is the route she ended up taking when she realized she couldn’t afford to do all the necessary paperwork to become a real estate agent. While working in interior design, she realized she was practically doing the work of a real estate agent as well. “I would end up taking a lot of my interior design clients to see houses because they weren’t sure what homes to go with based off an interior design perspective, then I was watching the realtor make all this money even though I was doing the work. I was like ‘forget that’ I’ll just do both. I’ll be one powerhouse that does everything.” Lyndsey has proven to be a powerhouse, and won the award for Utah’s Realtor Rookie of the Year.
Lyndsey is out and about doing so many different things in a single day; you might be wondering what her biggest win is, and what keeps her ticking. “Buying a home, it’s the American dream right?” said Lyndsey. She finds great satisfaction in helping people achieve their dreams, “seeing people and families making dreams come true in a home, knowing this is their future; it’s the most rewarding thing in the world.” Lyndsey loves her job, and you can tell by the amount of excitement in her voice as she describes what she gets to do daily.
Lyndsey reminds us we aren’t ever too late to achieve our dreams, follow her advice. She left us all with this, “I know this is cheesy, but totally follow your heart. If I had done this 18 years ago I would have been living the dream so much longer. Its never too late, I went to real estate school at 33 and I am so grateful. I wasn’t going to do it, I kept telling myself I was too old, and had a family and couldn’t do it. Do what you want to do! I really do love what I do. And more than just buying and selling, I actually build structures. This particular house that we are at right now, the land wasn’t even for sale. But my client wanted an amazing view in this neighborhood, so I looked up who owned the property and knocked on their door. They told me it wasn’t for sale; eventually they sold this and three other lots in this cul-de-sac. I sat down with my own graph paper and drew every corner, every roofline, and every stitch of this house.” So do like Lyndsey, draw out your dreams on a piece of graph paper, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve them.
Lyndsey finished her advice for entrepreneurs, “Providing the best customer service and taking care of your clients will be the most important and the best thing you can do. If you don’t worry about yourself, and you worry about your clients and their customer service, put their needs before your own, your needs will always get taken care of. I can’t stress that enough.”