At first glance, you probably wouldn't think teaching and real estate are closely related professions. However, the qualities you'd expect from a good teacher -compassionate, organized, diligent - are extremely similar to those you'd want in a Realtor. Teachers - like Kazantzis Real Estate Agent Larry Boada - are equipped with the skills to educate others in an easy-to-understand manner. So, it's no wonder helping clients navigate the real estate market comes as second nature to him. Boada recently discussed how his many years in the classroom make him better able to help his clients.

How does your past experience translate into the Real Estate market?

I have been a teacher for the past 25 years. This experience has given me insight into how to work with many different types of people to help them achieve their goals. I have always been dedicated to peoples' success, real estate is just another area I see where I can help people find success. 

What sets you apart from other Realtors?

What sets me apart from other realtors is my passion for helping people find the home that is right for them. I can tell when something is not a good fit and I will not let my clients settle when it comes to the biggest purchase of their lives. 

What do you love most about being a Realtor?

I really love meeting new people and learning more about this business. Every transaction has its own unique challenges that require unique solutions. 

What words of wisdom do you share most with prospective home buyers or sellers?

I tell them to have patience with the process and to make sure that they keep an open line of communication with everyone. I want to know if someone is not happy or doesn’t understand something. 

What does the word "home" mean to you?

To me, a home is someone’s rock. It’s the stability that exists when things around seem chaotic. You can go on vacation, visit family, or travel to distant countries, but coming home means coming back to the place that roots you. 

More about Larry

As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, Larry knows the areas people are looking to call home. He says he's not happy until his clients are happy and works tirelessly to ensure his customers' satisfaction. He says he values communication and uses all the latest tools available to ensure a successful transaction.