Real estate agent Stephanie Payab has worked with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties since 2003 and started The Payab Group in 2016. She has consistently earned some of the highest awards presented to agents within Berkshire Hathaway. In addition, Stephanie has been recognized nationally in the top 1% of all BHHS agents.
What does success mean to you?
Success is often measured by how much money you make. In real estate, it’s about your sales volume in dollars or the number of transactions. However, I don’t believe this makes you successful. It certainly puts money in your pocket, but that does not mean you are successful. The meaning of success to me is having the opportunity to affect people positively during one of the most important purchases of their lifetime. Success is being able to provide services to clients and agents year after year. Success is not chasing a transaction but being that constant pillar of strength while facing any fears head on. Success is being a role model to my children and watching them navigate adulthood. Success is being happy and fulfilled.
Why are you considered a go-to person in the community?
People know me as being trustworthy, honest, dependable and real. It’s the same for my entire team. People know that we go way above and beyond. Our team has a proven track record of consistent sales, reaching elite and distinguished award levels that recognize outstanding achievements and top sales performance. I love what I do and am so thankful that I get to help people in this way. In turn, this translates to happy clients. My team is committed to every client and to finding the best fit for each transaction.
How do you take care of yourself?
This is probably where I need the most improvement; I am always looking out for everyone else. But as a busy businesswoman, I know it’s important to prevent burnout. I can’t be only business all the time! So my mani-pedis and time with my friends and family all count toward my self-care. Additionally, I’ve learned the art of saying “no” and have become very efficient at delegating tasks. Because I implement these necessities, I have become more productive and work harder and smarter!
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