Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Sanchez.
Hi Elizabeth, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m 29 years old and am the oldest of five kids. In my family, I’ve always been the go to person for everything. I feel like I carried that into all aspects of my life. Whether at work, with friends, family, or anywhere else I was always the person that would be able to guide you and get you an answer. I’ve been in sales and customer service for over ten years in different industries.
I always tried to do what was best for my teams and clients in any position I held. I wanted to be able to help them at a higher level. That combined with my love for real estate led to the most logical choice of getting licensed and pursuing a career as a realtor. I believe especially in the Hispanic community homeownership is viewed as something difficult and unattainable. We have the will, but there is a lack of tools and resources made available to help show us the way. And even less conversations about how to use real estate as an investment tool. Real estate is a powerful tool that when leveraged correctly can help anyone achieve financial freedom. In our community, we are taught to work hard and avoid debt, but not enough about how to cultivate wealth. I want to empower and inform our community as much as possible to see more of us as homeowners and landlords. Just because you aren’t ready now doesn’t mean you won’t get there eventually. Homeownership should not be viewed as a luxury you can’t afford. Get informed, get a plan, and get going!
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?
I think the hardest thing to get over was the lack of confidence I had in myself. I always pushed everyone else to follow their dreams. I’ve helped push ideas and build businesses. I pride myself in being able to create entrepreneurs and help get your goals accomplished! But I couldn’t bring myself to make the jump for a long time. I think understanding that the fear of failing is a lot worse than the failure itself was the most important thing. Once I finally made up my mind, I quit my job one day to the next – sink or swim! And I have never looked back or been happier. I had to remind myself that the support I always gave others I could give myself, and was very lucky to be surrounded by an amazing circle of professionals that made the learning process a lot easier.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
As a realtor, I can help with a lot of things, but my focus is residential real estate. Whether buying, selling, or investing I can help get you where you want to go! I am at my best when I am helping others, and putting keys in the hands of more deserving people/families is my goal. Sometimes all you need is a push in the right direction! My job puts me in a position to provide the tools and resources necessary for your success as a first-time home buyer or a first-time investor.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
I am blessed to have such an amazing circle around me. I have a few friends in the industry that have been crucial to my growth and success. And a great team behind me that makes sure every aspect of my business is on point.