Tawnya McVicker

@ Properties
Lakeview, Chicago

What was your first job in the realty industry?
As an agent with @ Properties; it’s been almost three years

Who inspires you?
My husband, Kevin; he is one the hardest working and driven people I know and he inspires me to get up every day to make a difference.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Working out, spending time at Lake Michigan and seeing friends

How did you learn the business?
I’m self-taught; I had no mentor but plenty of great support from my teammates.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
“Time Traps”, a book useful to busy salespeople ­— a mortgage broker gave it to me as a thank you for referrals. It opened my eyes about how to be a better salesperson and to have a life outside of work.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Can I have two? I love 4Taste; it has small plates, excellent cuisine and an awesome environment. It’s great for dates or night out with the girls. And, as an ex-employee and wine advocate, I love Bin36.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago?
Not that I’ve had the pleasure to visit all the buildings in the city, but I love the Hotel Inter-Continental, Chicago. It’s full of history and stories and, since it’s been remodeled, it’s added an element of modernism as well.

What kind of car do you drive?
Audi A4

BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
Crackberry… I mean, Blackberry

What is your favorite city after Chicago?
San Diego

What is your personal motto?
Work hard, play hard

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
You will only get out what you put in…

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