Kaufman Team Members
This week we continue our series of interviews with agents and staff members. We hope these quick peeks into the lives of our team members will go beyond putting a face with a name. These snippets will give you an informative and sometimes humorous look at our most important asset, our people. This week’s interview is with Kris Troyer, our advertising and marketing manager.
The closing process is the lifeblood of an agency and point at which all parties to the closing are most eagerly anticipating its completion. Therefore it can be a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. Kris has done a phenomenal job of facilitating the closing and keeping lines of communication open for all parties. Her attention to detail provided peace of mind for buyers, sellers, agent, and all other parties to the closing. Whether it’s closing a real estate auction or traditional listing her knowledge and thoroughness are second to none.
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- Full Name: Kristin Lynn (Burnham) Troyer
- Family: Spouse – Rich Troyer, Children – Kourtney (spouse – Josh Hochstetler) and Tyler; Parents – Roy & Janet Burnham, Siblings – Don, Steve & Roger; Rich’s Parents – David & Anna Troyer, Siblings – Nelson, Marlin, Orris, Leon, Cindy, and Sandra.
- Do you have a nickname, if so what is it and how did you get it: Most people call me Kris short for Kristin. As a teenager I started to go by Kris because people could never get my name right and it was just easier to say my name is Kris with a K. A longtime friend of my parents has always called me Kris cross apple sauce growing up. I’m not sure why though.
- First Job: About age 14 I worked a couple hours after school for a candle company in Florida where my dad worked.
- Worst Job: I waitressed for a year.
- Personal motto or credo: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
- A great day is comprised of these elements: Waking up is always great, time with family & friends, time to relax, and the feeling that you accomplished something by the end of the day.
- Hobbies: I really enjoy camping with our friends and family and going to NASCAR races. I also enjoy sewing, decorating, doing craft projects and making things.
- Favorite Sport or event to watch, live or on TV: The Ohio State Buckeyes football and NASCAR Racing live – on TV makes for a good Sunday afternoon nap, watch the start and the finish.
- Proudest Childhood Accomplishment: I completed high school in 3 years.
- What did you want to be when you grew up: School teacher, which I did for one year at a Mennonite church school in Pennsylvania before I moved to Ohio.
- If you were a super hero, what powers would you have: The power to heal or to be invisible.
- It’s Karaoke night and you have to sing, what’s your go to song: I’m not that daring to sing Karaoke but I would choose a song from the 80’s maybe Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi.
- What two stations or Podcasts do you listen to most in your car: The Highway Sirius XM
- What makes you laugh: My friends make me laugh until I cry and looking at old photos.
- What is your favorite book to read and who is your favorite author: I’ve never liked reading.
- Alaska or Hawaii, which would you rather visit for vacation and why: Hawaii, I prefer the nice tropical breeze with the warm temperatures.
- How many pair of shoes do you own: A lot more than my husband and less than Alicia Miller.
- If you could share a coffee with four individuals, living or dead, who would they be: My childhood friends growing up in Michigan Sheila Amstutz, Carolyn Graber & Carmen Miller. We all live in different states. Also, my Grandpa Burnham who passed away when I was 17.
- If you had to describe yourself using an animal, which one would it be and why: Sheep, I’m a follower and I like to blend in and not draw attention to myself.
- What is something that scares you but you really want to try it:
- What is something you tried that you’ll never do again: When I was about 10 I rode my brothers moped and forgot how to stop and wiped out under the barbed wire fence. I stayed off the mopeds & motorcycles and stuck with riding the horses.
- On a scale of 1 – 10 how painful is the questionnaire – 10
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