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Buying or selling property is a big step. When choosing to invest in real estate, finding a great realtor who will help you get the best deal in the market that you're in, is very crucial. Real estate is an ever-growing industry and here are some exceptional African American women realtors who are killing it in the game.
Ila is a realtor whose path in the real estate industry has taken many forms. She started out in apartment management and leasing and then later transitioned into the residential real estate space after her family experienced foreclosure. She wanted to secure housing and develop career capital that would propel her into the opportunities systematically unavailable to her community.
She is driven by the fact that she sees great potential to help people create security through housing and homeownership. For 2 years, she worked closely with homeowners and real estate professionals in order 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.
When she's not wearing her realtor hat, she enjoys serving apartment communities across Los Angeles as well as non-profit housing spaces dedicated to those experiencing homelessness.
She has re-opened her schedule in 2022 to new clients who are interested in working on their real estate needs and or financial goals. She believes that financial/housing security is a right that all people deserve.
Taylor is a real estate agent who specializes in the Southern California housing market. She realized her interest for real estate during 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 received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice .
Taylor loves a good challenge and so she’s constantly researching and walking new markets to expand her knowledge base so that she can serve clients throughout all of Southern California at a high level.
Before 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 spare time, Taylor enjoys roller skating, spending time with family and keeping up with the latest binge worthy series.
Kirby Mitchell is a full-time realtor licensed in the District of Columbia. She was born in Berlin Germany but relocated to the DMV at a young age. Having grown up in this area, Kirby fostered an extensive knowledge of residential neighborhoods and a drive to create and promote a positive impact within the community.
In addition to being a licensed realtor, she has over 10 years experience in sales, and this background together with her vast knowledge of local markets makes her an excellent real estate connect. She works with her clients closely and guides them through every aspect of their transaction when it comes to buying or selling a property.
Lily is an experienced and licensed realtor who specializes in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Over the years, she has managed to build relationships, acquire experience and professional knowledge that has helped her achieve the desired results for her clients. She works with clients who are looking to stage and sell their property as well as those who are in the initial stages of looking for their dream homes.
With 12 years experience in the banking industry, she is able to navigate and understand the financial aspects of real estate transactions with ease. This helps her provide her clients with useful information and exceptional services.
Lois Thompson is a licensed associate real estate broker who's on a mission to make real estate enjoyable.
She came to Brooklyn in 1985 to study at the Pratt Institute, where she earned a BFA. As a realtor, she has developed the ability to ease concerns and reduce fears that her clients might have as they take on the journey of buying or selling property. As a Certified Negotiation Specialist, she has successfully navigated complex transactions with deep knowledge of market data.
Lois is a proud homeowner in Bedford-Stuyvesant and serves all areas of Brooklyn. When she's not acting in her capacity as a real estate broker, she is busy hosting and producing the all-female Blacklight Comedy Show at her brother's Fort Greene restaurant, Brooklyn Moon. She also produces and hosts the comedy portion of the Brooklyn Pride celebration.
Melody is a multi-million dollar producing realtor in the DC Metropolitan area. Being a Washington DC native, she has watched the city gradually become among the best places to invest. With a background in finance, she uses her expertise to help her clients achieve their real estate goals and understand the investment of property ownership. With a proven track record and exceptional services, Melody goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients' expectations are met in every transaction. Whether you're looking to buy or sell property, Melody ensures that she provides top-notch services to her clients.
Shalisha A. Ragland
Shalisha is an award-winning realtor who is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has extensive knowledge of DC and its suburbs. As a real estate agent at RLAH, she fully understands the real estate dynamics in the nation's capital. Previously, she served as a police officer in Northern VA for 12 years before deciding to switch careers and enter the real estate industry. Her unmatched communication and negotiation skills, together with her love for serving other people has helped her quickly elevate in her field. Her attention to detail and patience when dealing with her clients has resulted in her becoming a top producer year after year.
Sharelle Rosado is the CEO and founder of Allure Realty, a top-level, luxury real estate brokerage that serves clients in the Tampa Bay Area. The firm was founded in 2019 and it also serves as a broker and consultant to other real estate professionals. She equips them on how to leverage technology to improve their overall business operations.
As a former Paratrooper in the United States Army, her background as a senior leader in the US Army has equipped her with excellent leadership skills and professionalism. Mastering these skills shaped her to become the bold businesswoman that she is, in addition to being an entrepreneur who also has a mission of mentoring and empowering women in minority communities.
At Allure, Rosado and her well-trained professional team specialize in brokering high-value real estate transactions for their high-profile clients who include sportsmen and women as well as entertainers.
The success of the firm has led to its expansion into new markets, specifically in Miami and soon Charlotte. As a way to honor her military background, Rosado also specializes in military relocations and settling fellow veterans into comfortable new environments that suit their needs.
Tenisha Williams is a managing real estate broker and the owner of Elite Realty Partners Inc, a Black-owned firm. She works with families and real estate agents in order to help them prepare for the next chapter in their lives. She takes a lot of pride in providing elite services to every client that she works with. Together with her team, they provide services to her clients and real estate professionals from Miami to Florida.
Tenisha and her team have managed to build a multi-million dollar business by building a reputation on being referral-based and building and maintaining lifelong relationships with their clients. She continues to build and scale her business through her commitment, tenacity and willingness to always go the extra mile when it comes to serving her clients. She understands the journey of any real estate transaction can be trying and works hard to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.
In just three years, the firm has made sales worth 255 million. She is a Florida Top 100 Realtor and she's also a mentor to 150 real estate agents.
Tiffanie Turrentine is well known real estate professional in the Metro Detroit area. Her career kicked off in 2012 when she became a licensed black female realtor in Michigan. Shortly after, she became part of a small team of a boutique brokerage in Southfield and as a newbie, she quickly gained momentum by selling up to 6-7 homes every year. In addition, she also used to help landlords rent out hundreds of properties.
She is very confident and passionate about closing the best deals for her clients. As a Black, female realtor, she not only helps her clients buy and sell their homes; she also works together with aspiring real estate entrepreneurs get started on their journey through the company where she currently works, EXP reality. She enjoys what she does and she loves to see people succeed.
Tricia Lee is a licensed associate real estate broker at Compass. Her exceptional knowledge of the Brooklyn real estate market is as a result of her being a long-time resident and owner of her popular chain of nail and beauty bars, Polish Bar Brooklyn, for over 10 years in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights.
Tricia's strong business acumen and unmatched work ethic saw her hit record breaking sales on the first year when she entered the real estate industry. She continues to build year after year.
Having experience as a real estate owner, landlord and tenant has helped her acquire skills that have proven vital when negotiating deals on behalf of her clients. She stays dedicated to making sure that every client that she works with has a positive experience in every property transaction.
During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and reviewing beauty products.
Bay Street Capital Holdings
Bay Street Capital Holdings is an independent investment advisory, wealth management, and financial planning firm headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. They manage portfolios with the goal of maintaining and increasing total assets and income with a high priority on managing total risk and volatility. Although many advisors may focus on maximizing returns, they place a higher priority on managing total risk and volatility.
Our founder, William Huston founded Bay Street after 13 years of supporting the United States' largest retirement plan ($650B) Thrift Savings Plan. He is recognized as Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2021. In California, only two black-owned firms out of nineteen firms received this recognition. In Scottsdale Arizona, Ekenna Anya-Gafu CFP, AAMS is recognized among the Best Financial Advisors for his responsiveness, friendliness, helpfulness, and detail. Bay Street was founded to advocate for diverse and emerging fund managers and entrepreneurs. In 2021, Bay Street was selected as a finalist out of over 900 firms across the US in the category of Asset Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).