William Huston, AIF®, AIFA®

Top African American Women Real Estate Agents

William Huston, AIF®, AIFA®

William Huston, AIF®, AIFA®

Top African American Women Real Estate Agents

Buying or selling a home or any other type of property is a big step. Not only is it a complex process but it is probably one of the largest financial transactions most people will ever make.

When choosing to invest in real estate, finding a great real estate agent who will help you get the best deal in the market that you're in is very crucial.

If you're an owner of a Black-owned business and are looking to invest in commercial or residential real estate, working with a Black female real estate agent may be beneficial to you in many ways.

This is because a Black real estate agent may have a better understanding of cultural nuances and preferences, and they can also provide representation and a sense of understanding of the unique challenges that Black business owners may face. They can also help you with things like getting pre-approved for a home loan as well as with the legal documentation.

In fact, the chances of finding a knowledgeable and certified Black female real estate agent is much higher because according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2021 Member Profile report, 67% of all real estate agents and brokers are female.

Real estate is an ever-growing industry and here are some exceptional African American women realtors who are doing a phenomenal job.

Key Points
  • When choosing to invest in real estate, working with a professional and qualified real estate agent is important so that they can help you get the best deal in the market that you're in
  • As a Black business owner looking to invest in commercial or residential real estate, working with a Black female real estate agent may be beneficial to you as Black real estate agents provide representation and may have a better understanding of cultural nuances and preferences
  • Some excellent African American women real estate agents include Ila Corcoran, Kirby Mitchell, Lilly Mail, Lois Thompson, Melody Riggins, Shalisha Ragland, Sharelle Rosado, Tenisha Williams, Tiffanie Turrentine and Tricia Lee

The contents of this article are for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be a source of professional financial advice. You will find experts on financial planning, financial management, and real estate here. More on disclaimers here.

10 Excellent African American Women Real Estate Agents

1. Ila Corcoran

Ila Corcoran

Ila is a real estate agent 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.

What drives her is the ability 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 2023 to new clients who are interested in working on their real estate needs and or financial goals. She believes that financial and housing security are rights that all people deserve. To get in touch with Ila, contact her here.

2. Kirby Mitchell

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.

3. Lilly Mail

Lily is an experienced real estate agent and investor 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 understands and 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.

4. Lois Thompson

Lois Thompson is a licensed associate real estate broker who's on a mission to make real estate enjoyable. As a real estate broker, 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 professional, 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.

5. Melody Riggins

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 her clients are looking to buy or sell property, Melody ensures that she provides top-notch services to her clients.

6. Shalisha A. Ragland

Shalisha is an award-winning realtor who is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has extensive knowledge of DC and its suburbs. 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.

7. Sharelle Rosado

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.

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.

As a way to honor her military background, Sharelle also specializes in military relocations and settling fellow veterans into comfortable new environments that suit their needs.

At Allure, she together with 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.

8. Tenisha Williams

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 that 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.

9. Tiffanie Turrentine

Tiffanie Turrentine is a well known full time luxury realtor 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 with aspiring real estate entrepreneurs to get started on their journey through the company where she currently works, EXP Realty. She enjoys what she does and loves to see people succeed.

10. Tricia Lee

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 in the first year 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 she works with has a positive experience in every property transaction.

During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and reviewing beauty products.

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