Today we’d like to introduce you to Vanessa Exil.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I became a Real Estate agent about three years ago. At the time, I was married but going through financial hardships as well as just had a baby so going Full-time with Real Estate wasn’t an option. So I continued to work a 9-5 to make ends meet but ended up going through a divorce that I had no idea was coming later on that year. I decided to start nursing school in an effort to become a Registered Nurse and be able to support myself and my four children. I was one year into school and one year from graduating but my heart just wasn’t in nursing. I was working as a Realtor part-time while going to school and realized more and more that Real Estate was my passion and I had to make a choice because I wasn’t going to be able to do both. I chose Real Estate and it was the best decision I could have ever made. I have been able to assist so many families in obtaining homeownership as well as assisted several people in selling their homes and starting new journeys in life. I have been able to share my knowledge of credit restoration as well as connect clients with the necessary resources that they needed to obtain homeownership. Most importantly, I have been able to financially take care of my children on my own and have beat the odds that were set against me.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. When my ex-husband decided to leave, I was only six months pregnant with my fourth child. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to make it at the time. Going through a divorce is mentally and physically draining and having a baby on the way with three others counting on you was even more overwhelming. But thanks to the support of my family and my church, I was able to get through that tough time. I have since then turned that pain into purpose and held empowerment events for women who were or have been through a divorce as well as created a Facebook group called “Life After Divorce” where I have been able to use those platforms to promote that There IS Life After Divorce.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’d like to call myself a Home Matchmaker. I specialize in turning your dream home into your reality. There are tons of amazing Realtors out there but what sets me apart is my heart. I like to connect with my clients on a different level. I want to get to know them, know their reasons for buying, take their kids along on showings to get their opinions on the home because they matter too. Everyone has a story and I love to hear each client’s story. I try my best to not be transactional but to just be myself yet remain professional. I love the relationships that are built from most of my transactions and I work hard to provide excellent customer service to each and every client.
I’m most proud of the fact that I didn’t give up on Real Estate. My first year, I did t close not even one deal. And though I went through some obstacles, I didn’t give up. But here I am, three years later, on track to producing over 2.5 million dollars in production. The journey hasn’t been easy but it’s been worth it.
Though I work extremely hard for each and every client transaction, as I have four mouths to feed, my goal in Real Estate is bigger than a check. My goal is to break generational curses of poverty by building generational wealth through Real Estate and I plan to do just that by educating people in the community on how to monetize off of Real Estate.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up, I was hard-headed, lol. I was one of those kids that had to learn the hard way and though I wish I had made better decisions, I’m grateful for my mistakes as those experiences have shaped me into the woman I am today. However, I was always pretty down to earth and made friends very easily. I was always the crazy/fun one in the group and I think I still am, lol.
Most of my interests back then were hanging with friends, shopping and dancing and still are to this day!
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