Resume: Director of Parks and Recreation, 1978-1984; Vanderburgh County Commissioner, 1988-1992; WNIN vice president of marketing, 1986-1996; F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors Team McClintock broker associate and CEO, 1998-present
Family: Husband, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Carol McClintock may not be a native of Evansville, but she knows the area like the back of her hand. With 22 years in real estate, she takes pride every day in showing off the city.
“It’s always a new day, because even if I’m looking at the same house, I’m looking with a different person,” she says. “That’s what makes it fun and exciting.”
What do you love most about the real estate industry?
You get to do something where you can help people and make a living. In a lot of jobs, you don’t have the opportunity to work one-on-one with families. We get a lot of people who really do need help, so it’s just nice when you can help nice people.
My biggest passion in what we do is working with people who are relocating from outside Evansville, because I did and I can still remember what that felt like. I love working with people who are moving from out of town, because it’s an opportunity to help businesses attract really good talent for us and to help families adjust to the community.
We see our bigger job as helping them get involved in the community and get settled, meet people, make friends — it’s more than just selling a house.
Do you have a favorite area or neighborhood in Evansville?
I would not want to pick out one specific area. It’s so funny because I grew up in the woods on 5 acres of land. So when I go out to show a house that’s out in the woods, I love that. But we live in a condo now at Third and Main streets, and we love that. So I don’t really have a favorite.
What drives you to stay so involved in the community?
I believe very strongly one person can make a difference — there are so many exciting stories about what other people have done that made a big impact on the community. I believe every day you have an opportunity to make a difference in somebody’s life, and that difference can hopefully be positive and be taken to the next level in the community.
What is the most interesting thing about Evansville’s market?
The neighborhoods — we have all these great neighborhood associations that are very active and very involved. And I think it’s the people. The people in Evansville are a lot friendlier [than other places].
Your husband is running for a third term as mayor — what are you excited about for the next election?
I’m really excited about these young candidates, the new candidates. There are so many people who are not running again, so you know there will be new faces. We’re excited about that and there are some people who can really make a difference in the future. I think we’re seeing our next generation.