With a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, along with a master’s degree, Julie Goodyear worked in marketing, public relations and fundraising prior to receiving her real estate license. “My mother was a top agent in Indiana,” Goodyear says. “I assisted her with administration and marketing tasks when I was in high school, so one can say real estate is in my blood.”
Goodyear, a broker with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, has been in the industry nearly a quarter century. That experience has prepared her well. “2022 stands out as having low inventory, resulting in numerous multiple offers,” she explains. “My many years in the real estate industry, plus my relationships with other brokers, has helped my clients win in negotiations.”
Those who’ve worked with her describe her as being results-driven while focusing on relationships. “I’m known for truly caring about my clients and doing whatever it takes to meet their needs and goals,” she says. “I’m now working with the children of some of my original clients, and it’s truly enjoyable as I’ve watched them grow up.”
Goodyear has many proud professional accomplishments and is proud of every transaction. “It’s an incredibly satisfying career, helping buyers and sellers accomplish their goals,” she says. One of the enjoyable aspects of a recent transaction is learning her clients are being highlighted on one of the Magnolia Network’s shows.
Recently named to the Road to Rolex program by @property Christie’s International Real Estate, Goodyear was listed as one of the 10 best real estate agents in Illinois for customer service in 2021 and named to Baird & Warner’s Chairman’s Club for several years.
She has been involved in philanthropy work during her entire professional career. One of the more personally satisfying projects is a Habitat for Humanity home called The Stroop House (named after her parents, in Lafayette, Ind.) “It’s one of our ways of giving back and providing a home for a family as appreciation for all the clients who’ve sold or purchased homes through my mother or me over the years,” she says, noting that her whole family was involved in the groundbreaking process.