This month’s Employee Spotlight is Adam Cetron. Adam has worked with many of our homeowners helping them find and purchase their new EYA home. He has been with EYA for over 17 years and recently was awarded The National’s Silver Award for “Sales Person of the Year” at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas.
Current Role: Sales Manager
At EYA for: 17+ years
What do you enjoy most about your current position at EYA?
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have sold homes to singles, couples, families, extended families and even a few next generations of the same family!
What makes EYA unique or special compared to your work experiences elsewhere?
I used to build homes with my uncle in Vermont and as a laborer with other builders. I know EYA builds a better house then most other builders. I take pride knowing I work for a leader in our industry and I am selling value to our future home owners.
What do you enjoy most about helping people find their new home?
Watching the excitement during the building process that ends with them moving into one of our neighborhoods and seeing them enjoying their new lives.
Do you have any interesting home buyer experiences you can share?
My best experience was not the most expensive home I sold, or celebrities I sold to; it was selling a Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) at Fallsgrove. After escaping from an abusive marriage, this single mother appreciated how EYA and our lender helped her afford a house that gave her and her young son a safe and wonderful place to live. She invited me to her house after settlement to show me how they had furnished the new home. It was quite heartwarming.
What is the best advice you would give when it comes to work?
My best advice is “don’t go to work.” I love what I do, so I never work. I have new adventures every day meeting different people and facing challenges constantly. I am lucky to have a great wife and family that supports me and my career. My other advice is to never take them for granted.
What is your favorite restaurant/coffee spot in the neighborhood where you are now working?
The last community where I worked was Mosaic District in Fairfax. It is very close to my house and where I grew up. I love how this urban, light industrial area has been transformed into a new town center. I think Matchbox, Angelika Film Center and Taylor Gourmet are my current favorite places there, along with Trio Grill just up the street. Now that I am back at Old Town Commons, I love Firehook Bakery and King Street Blues.
What are your hobbies?
I play softball and listen to live music (especially at Wolf Trap) with friends, but love to go to antique car shows with my son in my ’73 American Motors AMX/Javelin. I can also spend hours playing pinball.
What was the best vacation you ever took?
I was lucky to travel with my parents when I was young to Europe and loved to walk through the castles and gardens of England and France. But with the right people Las Vegas is nice too.