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Inspiring Conversations with Melissa Bailey of Real Estate and Financial Expert

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Bailey.

Melissa, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I worked what seemed every job possible. In various fields. In 2016 with 20 years of management and entrepreneurial experience, I went back into the corporate world and was passed over for a management job that was awarded to a young man 20 years my junior with little experience and no education.

This prompted me to return to complete my degree. After I completed my degree nothing in the corporate world changed. So in 2018, I am parked on my real estate career. It was a game-changer for me. A great equalizer after being passed over and working harder than my male counterparts, I was finally earning as much or more than men on the other side of the table.

My drive and the investment in my time and input were immediately rewarded and this was the first time that has ever happened. I made a goal to teach other women how to invest in real estate and begin their real estate careers.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It was definitely not a smooth road. I had my first child in college and stopped attending to care for the family and ear earn a living. Earning a living came with great sacrifices and little time for myself.

Finally, in my 40s, I found a career that makes my heart sing where I can apply all of my skills and knowledge from all of my previous endeavors and I am successful in what I do every day.

As you know, we’re big fans of Real Estate and Financial Experts. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
I am now the leader of a team. I mentor and coach other women. My son is now working with me. And I teach other people how to do what they love and be successful.

I have a course launching next month to teach people how to invest in real estate and grow their wealth. I build relationships with my clients so that I’m not just doing one transaction and leaving their life.

Purchasing a home or an investment property is the biggest financial commitment you will ever make in your life and you need someone that holds that responsibility and high esteem. I treat my clients like family and they become friends for life.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
It’s been extremely difficult for me to find mentors in real estate. My first mentor told me oh you have a college degree you’ll be fine you don’t need me. You don’t know what you don’t know no matter what field you’re in.

I have learned the most from my clients and because of them I am successful they teach me they uplift me and I learn from them. I’ve worked with some incredible female investors and they’ve given me the desire to bring other women into the investment community and teach them how to do what I’ve done with these other successful women who are long-term investors.

I’m learning to build wealth from these women and I wanna pass that along to the next people that I encounter.

Contact Info:

  • Email: melissa.bailey@exprealty.com
  • Website: www.themelissabailey.com
  • Instagram: @themelissabailey
  • Facebook: Melissa Bailey Real Estate Professional
  • Twitter: @mbaileyexp

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