Julie Lyon, Stephanie Lyon, Lesley Lyon
Julie Lyon, owner of Team Lyon Inc., has a background in sales and owned a sporting goods company before starting her real estate career in 2005. She and her husband, Derrell, a builder, have raised three children in Manhattan Beach. Their son Sean owns a construction company with Derrell that focuses on remodeling and building custom homes. They have helped many of Team Lyon’s clients prepare for a listing, remodel or build their home. Their son Brett Lyon owns Lyon Stahl Investments with his business partner Woody Stahl; Julie joined the firm in 2017 to head residential luxury sales.
Rounding out Team Lyon are Julie’s daughter, Stephanie Lyon, and her daughter-in-law, Lesley Lyon. Like her mom, Stephanie is a lifelong resident of Manhattan Beach. She began her real estate career in 2013 after attending USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She recently purchased her first home in Redondo Beach, followed by a major renovation.
Lesley grew up in Huntington Beach and graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in marketing and advertising promotion. She worked in advertising for several years before joining Team Lyon in 2019. Lesley lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband, Brett, and their two children.
Why did you choose to work in real estate?
We chose real estate because we love interacting with people and the bonus of the new lifelong friendships that are created. This career is a dream for us. We wake up every morning thankful and excited to go to work. Lyon Stahl Investment Real Estate is fun, engaging, vibrant and has the most amazing culture. Every agent in this office pushes each other in the most beneficial way while cheering each other on! We are blessed to work in a family-owned business.
Tell us about your team.
Team Lyon’s passion, work ethic and integrity allow us to provide unparalleled service and market knowledge to clients and investors who are buying and selling real estate. We pride ourselves on our reputation for consistent hard work and professionalism. We help our clients make well-informed real estate decisions throughout the buying and selling process. We have decades of real estate experience, plus a wealth of knowledge of the Beach Cities. We are all well-informed about current residential projects and historical trends in the South Bay community and the surrounding coastal area.
What is the best advice you’ve heard?
Work hard, play hard. Life is short, enjoy every minute of every day and never take anything for granted. Our clients are our top priority, but you might find us on a Friday afternoon enjoying the backyard pool or a nice round of golf. When you take time to focus on yourself, you are a better worker, friend and mate. Make work and play indistinguishable.
What is your favorite quote?
“You ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, ‘What if you fly?’” – Erin Hanson
We absolutely love this quote and have it framed in our office. Don’t doubt yourself. We cannot let the fear of falling keep us from spreading our wings. Fly high above the clouds and the storms. Live fearless, confident and strong!
What advice do you give your kids?
Always be kind, and go out of your way to make someone smile. You never know what that person is going through. If you commit to something, follow through and be polite, honest and positive. When friends and family need help, be there for them. Work hard to make a difference in your life and the other lives around you.
What is the #1 thing you do to ensure your business is successful?
Excellent communication. We answer our phones whenever possible and give clients our honest opinion—whether it’s news they want to hear or not. We treat our clients like family and hope to make them feel they are the only clients we have at that time. Attention to detail, savvy negotiating and thoroughness are other key factors in our business that are very important in ensuring our success.
What role does your family play in your career?
Family is truly everything in our career! We are blessed to get to work together every day. Each person in our family has their own unique strengths that enhance our desire to push harder and be better at what we do in our profession.
Tell us about a few of your passions.
In our free time, we love going to the beach, boating on the lake, golfing, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Describe your leadership style.
Lead by example. Allow people to learn from their mistakes. If they don’t take risks and try, they are never going to succeed. The sky’s the limit! Dream big and support one another.
What are some of your favorite ways to stay grounded?
It can be hard when we get swept up in everything, but it’s all about taking a step back and appreciating what we have been given. At the end of each day, it’s thinking about the highs and the lows and how to make tomorrow even better than today.