Meet: Liz Hodge, REALTOR®, Lifstyl Real Estate KY
Tell us about your work.
After years of being in the medical profession, I wanted to become an entrepreneur and boss lady! Over 6 years of hustling hard and learning from scratch, I am a top producing agent in Central Kentucky. I have the Accredited Buyer’s Representative certification, as well as the Military Relocation Professional certification.
While I love working hard for each of my clients, I am also passionate about the recovery community. I co-founded a non-profit in Lexington called A Running Start. As Executive Director, I lead by running along side my brothers and sisters overcoming substance abuse disorders.
What is your secret weapon?
Care. If you really care about those around you and your clients, it shows. These days, that's what people want most... someone that just deeply cares for their needs.
What motivates you?
Showing my daughters that a woman can be both a fierce competitor in the business world and also care for her family and neighbors. They really can have it all!
A huge challenge we face in the business world is the harsh stereotyping of successful women. We are not hard or angry, we're not just money-driven, we're not ignoring our families. We find joy in overcoming obstacles and finding new strengths in ourselves and others. We are the whole package: warm and caring and professional and successful!
Who inspires you?
So many women! Any woman who can rise up and take on the challenges set before her with bravery and compassion and power is an inspiration to me.
As a writer myself, I adore Maya Angelou!
How has COVID changed the real estate industry?
In real estate, we are very used to blending our work/life into one! It's a normal thing to work from home at night and fill up our weekends with appointments and closings.
I am so grateful for technology like Zoom and electronic contracts. It affords me the ability to continue to represent my clients in transactions safely while protecting my community.
What advice do you have for other Leading Ladies?
Get involved locally and find places that have a need. There is always a lock that needs a key; be the key. Your community and network are essential to your success: never forget who your friends are!