January 23. 2018 3:51PM

Lydia J. Foley • 31 • Nashua

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Ready, fire, aim. Some people spend a whole lot of time aiming; it is better to fire fast and readjust your aim to hit the target.

Why did you choose your profession?

Real estate had always been of interest to me, so in 2010 I decided to get my license. The economy wasn’t great so I worked full time in product management and marketing at a local technology reseller until a few years later when I was busy enough to just do real estate full time. What I love most about my job is helping find the right property for my clients and advocating for their best interest throughout the transaction. Seeing a transaction come together for the right home or business location is extremely rewarding.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

New Hampshire is a tight knit community, everything and everyone is connected, which is one of the most special things about living here. Giving back is so important because each one of us can make a difference in our community. Whether you can give time, talent or treasure to a nonprofit of your choice, your intended impact will be felt.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Think big, then think bigger, then plan accordingly.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Housing options that are affordable and located in a place that is vibrant and able to offer culture and amenities young professionals are looking for.

What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?

When I am 40 I hope to be able to serve more clients, grow the agency to be a place that helps agents achieve their professional goals, and I hope to be able to continue to advocate for the causes and missions that I am passionate about.

What was your last major achievement?

Growing Purple Finch Properties over the last three years to be a place that provides the highest customer service to our clients and offers a work environment where agents can thrive.

Volunteer activities: Board Chair — Nashua/Merrimack YMCA (current).

Who's in the photo: Lydia and her almost 4-year-old Great Dane, Berkeley.