So you want to know more about the person behind the blog…
My name is Liz Lawton and I’m a fiery Leo with a propensity for soft rind cheeses. More importantly, and professionally, I’m a New York Real Estate Broker, well versed in all aspects of the business – from investments, to sales, to rentals – with ample experience in most neighborhoods and boroughs. My self-elected and unfortunately unpaid side profession is “Perpetually Hungry Adventurer with a Founding Father Infatuation and Acute Marathon Problem”. It has a nice ring to it but isn’t a viable search option on Monster.com.
I’m originally from a little town south of Boston, but now my family hails from the lovely Cape Cod seaside community of Falmouth, Massachusetts. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Chicago, where I was a Biology major; Track and Cross Country athlete, where I won two NCAA National titles in the 5k and 10k; and constantly was a shade of freezing cold. I soon found my way into Real Estate, where I hit my stride with the pace of a constantly evolving market, found reward in the personal relationships formed, put my competitive nature to constructive use, and unearthed a quirky creative outlet and platform to build a brand.
If Real Estate is my main course, on the side I’m a 12-time marathoner, very casual artist, American Revolution buff, dedicated pen-pal (don’t worry, I’m not writing to prisoners), NBA-wife hopeful, and most importantly…Voracious Food Enthusiast. From New York Institution breakfast diners to the most bougie tasting course pop up restaurants held in abandoned warehouses, I’m extremely well versed all the way from Avocado Toast to Zebra Cakes.
In New York City, as you’ll realize if you don’t already, a large chunk of your home’s price tag pays for the sheer ability to live in this city. My clients are very important to me and it’s really neat to be an integral part of the process of finding a place each one calls home. I realized as a broker, after the transaction occurs, it’s my responsibility to help each of my clients fully maximize the fact they live in this amazing city, far beyond the monotonous and boring confines of a desk or apartment. So please feel free to reach out – I’m always a call, e-mail or text away for any real estate, food, and life advice. I can vouch for being solid gold on the first two, the third comes with a caveat emptor. Anything you want covered or explored, feel free to drop me a note and I’ll do my best to tackle it – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for allowing me to share my somewhat topical and often obscure findings and I hope you enjoy it!