I think I would be honored and humbled to chosen for 30 under 30. I feel like a lot of people can relate to my story. I had a rough upbringing, came from a divorced family, was a high school dropout, and had a rough life in general, but was able to turn things around through perseverance, hard work, and through the awesome people that God has put in my life.
(Santino and his trusted side-kick Simba the Australian Labradoodle)
I would like to use 30 under 30 as a platform to send a message of hope to those who may be struggling, or having negative self-thoughts to let them know that they don't have to be a victim of their circumstances. I would also like to use 30 under 30 as a platform to help change the image of Realtors® amongst millennials. I think most see Realtors® in the same vein as used car salesmen, and that we get paid way too much for what we do. I want to show that Realtors® facilitate people achieving life goals and that our expertise is a benefit to our clients.
I want to use the recognition as a platform for our local YPN community, to leverage it and become an influencer for good and change. This award is less about me and more about those who have believed in me and supported me all these years. I wouldn't be where I'm at today if it wasn't for all the amazing people God has put in my life. This award is a tribute to my agents, my mom who passed away but still watches over me, my five little sisters, and to those who believed in me. Real estate is not about sales, it's about people.