Real estate agent Stephanie Payab has been with Berkshire Hathaway since 2003 and started her own group in 2016. She attended Santa Monica High School and West LA College and worked in manufacturing and retail management before joining this industry.
Tell us about your business.
“My team and I work very hard to exceed the expectations of each of my clients. It’s important to me that I treat people the way I want to be treated, and that is really with a white-glove approach. We specialize in providing a positive experience during a very stressful process. Each transaction is truly unique, which plays to the strength of my team to find creative solutions and positive outcomes.”
Do you worry for your own safety?
“I do not worry about my safety because I follow the local public health regulations. All of my initial meetings are virtual, and all showings are by appointment only. We wear masks, supply soap or hand sanitizer and always socially distance appropriately. To further protect myself and those I come in contact with when showing properties, we require signed waivers before anyone is able to gain entry to a home.”
What is your #1 piece of advice during this time of uncertainty?
“My advice would be to not be afraid. If there’s anything we are learning from this virus, it’s that our homes are our foundations and launching pads. It’s where we’ve had to shelter in place and where our closest people are always welcomed. Our homes are so much more than an investment. With mortgage rates being historically low, it’s a great time to take that leap to buy or invest in real estate.”
Tell us about your ideal day off.
“On the rare occasion that I do take a day off, I love to cook and really enjoy spending time at the beach. I love to spin, and I finally purchased a Peloton so I can continue to ride while my favorite indoor cycling place is impacted. If you have a Peloton, text/email me your profile so we can ride together!”
Has motherhood made you a better entrepreneur?
“Being a mother has given me a wider perspective. Running a household has many similarities to running a business. I have more empathy for people and more patience than I did before having my three kids. Having to juggle their schedules helped me become an efficient multitasker. Additionally, navigating the familial relationships has certainly contributed to my understanding of differing personalities and conflict resolution.”
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