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Famous Female Realtors In California
For a lot of people, ownership of real estate is synonymous to stability, independence and freedom in the adulthood journey. It is considered as a good investment option by many as it offers unique wealth-building opportunities.
Gone are the days when real estate was a male-dominated industry. Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the number of women realtors, who now consist of approximately 65% of active realtors in the US.
Here are some female powerhouses in the real estate industry that you should know of.
Ila is a real estate agent who ventured into the real estate industry after her family experienced foreclosure. Due to this, she decided to become an investment advisor who focused on real estate transactions, at a pretty young age. She began her journey as a realtor with a sharp focus on helping BIPOC families secure housing.
Over time, her career path has taken many forms. She started out in apartment management and leasing and then later transitioned to become a residential real estate agent. She wanted to secure housing and develop career capital that would propel her into the opportunities systematically unavailable to her community.
With a desire to be at the forefront of innovative solutions to a traditional industry, Ila’s career developed substantially during her work with a start-up focused on a modern approach to buying, selling, and financing real estate. Ila worked as a key stakeholder in developing a platform of over 70,000 real estate professionals, helping them and their clients maximize their investments.
Driven by the need to help people create security through housing and home ownership, Ila worked with 9 of the leading home builders in Southern California for a year, facilitating the purchase and sale of newly constructed housing and starting a real estate portfolio of her own. For 2 years she’s worked closely with homeowners and real estate professionals to help them maximize their investments, and avoid the threats of discount buyers and/or foreclosure. In 2021 alone, she led a team to close more than $80m in transaction volume across numerous states.
She is now taking new clients in 2022 who are interested in working on their real estate needs and or financial goals. She is of the belief that financial/ housing security is a right that all people deserve.
During her free time, she enjoys serving apartment communities across Los Angeles that are dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness.
Taylor is a real estate agent based in Southern California where she specializes in the housing market.
Her interest in real estate started back in grade school where she would spend weekends with her stepfather exploring the beautiful homes in the opulent neighborhoods of Long Beach, like Bixby Knolls.
She obtained her Real Estate License during her final year of undergrad at California State University of Long Beach, where she also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice .
Taylor is always up for a challenge and because of that, she’s continuously researching new markets in order to expand her knowledge base. By doing so, she is developing the capacity to serve clients throughout all of Southern California at a high level.
Prior to joining Bay Street Capital Holdings, Taylor was the Chief of Staff of a boutique real estate investment firm and the Community Manager of Vector90, a co-working space in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles.
During her free time, she enjoys roller skating, spending time with family and keeping up with the latest binge worthy series.
Cindy is a long-time Los Angeles resident and she's no doubt, one of the most sought after luxury real estate professionals in LA.
Starting off as a prominent actress and model, Cindy later transitioned into the real estate industry. She has exceptional knowledge of some of the most luxurious properties in the greater Los Angeles area. This coupled with her unmatched negotiation skills and great work ethic have contributed to her rapid career growth in this industry.
In the early stages of Cindy’s career, she still managed to rank among the top 1% of real estate professionals nationwide despite the real estate industry being at one of the lowest points in recent memory. In 2017, she ranked #20 in California and #40 in the nation as measured by sales volume, closing almost $160 million in sales that year alone.
Among the things that she is passionate about is giving back to her community. She’s actively involved with several charitable organizations, including Giveback Homes, The Humane Society, and P.S. Arts.
Christina was born and raised in the Bay Area, Castro Valley California. Over a decade ago, she moved to Sacramento. She is very well versed with the Northern California real estate landscape. This knowledge helps her provide excellent services to both her buyers and sellers looking to invest in real estate in the region. She is not only keen in earning new business, but also in earning her clients' trust which often results to repeat business.
Having spent a number of years in the customer service and sales industry, she was able to acquire exceptional customer service and master negotiation skills. These skills help her provide outstanding customer service to all of her clients. She is dedicated to working tirelessly on behalf of her clients and consistently offering expert advice.
During her spare time she enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her family.
Jade is a renowned real estate agent who has specialized in the luxury real estate market. With over 30 years of experience, the Beverly Hills real estate agent has received national and international recognition for her achievements when it comes to sales. She has also gained reputation as one of the most trusted and admired agents in the Los Angeles real estate market.
In the Coldwell Banker history, Jade has achieved the highest sales volume on record of any agent. So far she’s made approximately $7 billion in career sales. As a result, she was named the International Ambassador for Coldwell Banker in recognition of her established alliances and global relationships with International markets and her development of Jade Mills Worldwide.
She is currently ranked the #1 Agent Worldwide for Coldwell Banker and the #5 Agent Worldwide for all Brokerages Jade has represented 26% of all homes sold in excess of $20 Million in the Westside of Los Angeles, which included her representation of the seller on the record-breaking $119,750,000 sale of “The Manor” (aka “The Spelling Manor”).
She is devoted to always fulfilling the needs of her clients, whether they're interested in buying or selling a property. She represents buyers and sellers throughout Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and the Hollywood Hills.
Jade is also the Co-Chairman of the International Luxury Alliance, which is an elite network of professionals focused on the highest level of client service and business integrity.
Jade is a long time resident of California. She's lived there for 15 years and she has extensive knowledge of Los Angeles county. She graduated from California State University , Northridge, with a Bachelor's degree focused in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management. After that, she obtained her Real Estate salesperson license in 2018. Before becoming a licensed real estate salesperson, she worked as a broker's assistant for 6 years before becoming a full time agent. She is skilled in customer service, customer satisfaction and she's also tech savvy.
During her spare time, Jade enjoys an active lifestyle within the community and is actively involved in volunteer work.
Kelli is the founder and CEO of Horton Realty Team. She is a real estate business professional with a successful track record in the areas of retail buying/selling, investing, new construction, distressed homes, and hunting for off-market properties.
Originally from Arizona where she was born and raised, she later moved to El Cajon in 2015 with no plan, friends or family there. In 2016, while working remotely with a web design agency in Arizona, she met her now-husband, Bryan who was working full-time as an insurance claims adjuster.
Still in 2016, she fell into property management in El Cajon. She picked up another property in Scripps Ranch, and then made the decision to get into real estate full-time in May of 2016. Not too long after making this move, Brian saw the potential within this real estate industry and decided to quit his 9-5 job, and became an agent.
For a number of years, they were among the biggest teams in San Diego real estate market. They knew that if they wanted to reach their full potential they would have to do their own thing. In the summer of 2020, they took the plunge and started their company.
They are on a mission to bring innovation, creativity, youthfulness, and FUN to the real estate industry.
They now reside in San Diego in their new home that they bought in 2018.
Lu Ye is a realtor and a luxury property specialist who got into real estate after gaining quite some recognition as a professional pianist and composer. She was born and raised in China and her family was involved in investments. Lu came to the US to pursue her Master’s degree in music.
Due to her family's business background, Lu soon started up her own music company where she composed soundtracks for TV and gaming. She worked and met up with different producers and developers whose exquisite homes sparked her interest in real estate.
With a background in music, Lu was able to apply some of the core principles that helped her excel like dedication, great work ethic and attention to detail, to her real estate career. With years of experience and a large catalogue of local and international community of clients, Lu was an executive member in the #1 ranked Joyce Rey Team in Beverly Hills.
As a luxury realtor, Lu is committed to helping her clients find the homes of their dreams. She tailor makes strategies for her clients based on the goals that they have. She has gained a reputation of being responsive, offering reliable services and strong negotiation and communication skills.
She is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese. She is a member of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, as well as the National Association of REALTORS and Senior Real Estate Specialist.
Rochelle Atlas Maize
Rochelle Atlas Maize is the Executive Director of the Luxury Estates Division at Nourmand & Associates. She is a forward-thinking real estate agent who got started in the real estate industry as a hobby. In 2021, Rochelle made more use of technology and managed to close sales worth $121 million. A project that stood out was a listing that she had in Santa Monica. She made the house available as a free location for TikTok creators to film their content.Within two weeks of hitting the market, the property was in escrow after receiving multiple offers. It closed in May for $5.1 million, just under its latest asking price of $5.299 million, after sitting in the market for eight months. She notes, “Publicity brings more eyes onto listings, which then translates to sales.”
Rochelle's clientele ranges from renowned artists, to foreign investors and even award-winning actors. Her expertise in this field and impeccable track record has earner her recognition as one of The Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends Top Brokers, The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents, Variety’s Real Estate Elite, LABJ’s Real Estate Elite and a spot on the Forbes Real Estate Council.
Sandra is the principal broker and lead of Engel & Völkers' Santa Monica shop. It was the first Engel & Völkers shop to open in California.
With numerous real estate accolades under her name, she is among the few Engel & Völkers brokers to achieve a Private Office Advisor designation.
Before joining the real estate industry, Sandra worked in the corporate industry and here, she was able to hone skills like negotiation and decision making. These skills come in handy when serving her real estate clients in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles marketplace.
She believes that success in the real estate industry goes beyond just closing successful deals for your clients. Success entails personalized and customized services to her clients so that they are able to establish a good working relationship, such that even in the future, they can turn to her as a reliable reference even after their home buying/ selling process is complete.
Sherecee is a real estate professional who has 20 years of experience as a realtor and 16 years handling luxury sales. She earned the title Luxury Realtor after successfully closing multiple sales for residential homes valued at $1 million dollars; year over year, for the last 16+ years.
Her areas of specialization as a real estate agent include relocation clientele, sports & entertainment, bankruptcy related sales, reverse mortgage loans and sales & foreclosure transactions and processes.
Sherecee's background in law has helped her coach and assist her clients from the start to the end of their real estate journeys. She helps them navigate through areas such as mortgage qualification, the home purchase process and even how to handle a mortgage in the midst of bankruptcy.
With over 8 years of lending experience as a loan officer, she is able to help her clients who are buyers navigate through mortgage payments, mortgage loan terms and clarification on specific loan products. for her clients who are sellers, she helps them evaluate offers received on their homes, as well as approval and credit scores of potential buyers.
Her aim is to always get her clients the best deals in the market, depending on their specific needs.
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