Today we’d like to introduce you to Tia Billis.
Tia, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I received my real estate license in November of 2014 but didn’t actually start until the beginning of 2015. Never thought I would be good at real estate, I always said I wanted a 9-5 job because commission base was too risky for me but I guess that vision was completely wrong! From the very beginning, I started investing in my business. My sphere was a much younger crowd. Everyone I knew was still In college or just graduating so I decided to invest in leads. It was the best thing I ever did. From March of 2015 to the end of the year, My sales volume was $3.3 million. The following year I doubled my business and in 2020, and did over $16 million in sales as a single agent.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It was not a smooth road at all. There are a lot of ups and downs. I still cry every other day almost seven years later! Being an entrepreneur is a constant struggle, one day, you feel you are on top of the world and the next, you feel you aren’t doing enough. I always want more and want to be better. It can be a blessing and a curse.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
As a Realtor I help people accomplish their dream of owning a home or upgrading their current home. I am known for a record response time. That is what I am told 🙂 I try and make my clients feel they are the only one I am servicing by giving them the attention they need. Never want them to feel alone. They can always get ahold of me. I will answer my phone at 11:30 pm if I am awake! Setting expectations is a must. I like to prepare them for what they will go through, that way no one is wasting time and they are prepared. Making sure your clients know what to expect is very important. No-one wants to feel like they do not know what’s going on or are caught off guard. I am helping them with one of the biggest purchases of their life. It is my job to make sure they know what to expect.
We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I am personally not a big risk-taker, although what I do for a living, I wake up everyday with no job. Everyday, I have to hustle for work and find a “new” job. Its easy to worry & stress, I do want to become more of a risk-taker, trying to get better at that. Without risk, there are no rewards. I believe the saying goes…
- Email: Tiasellshomes@gmail.com
- Website: www.tiasells.com
- Instagram: @tia.billis
- Facebook: @Tia Billis, realtor