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Celebrating Women in Real Estate

Happy Women’s History Month! Did you know that women make up 62% of the National Association of Realtors? Since the first woman was admitted to the NAR in 1910, the number of women practicing real estate has continued to grow, leading to a rise in female-led real estate start-ups and an increase in female leadership. There is still a long way to go in the name of gender equality in real estate, but today we celebrate the amazing strides women have made in this industry by sharing the wisdom of those we are lucky to have as part of the WBC team!


Tammie Lowery on Mentorship

Getting involved & raising your hand pays off in so many ways.  Find a mentor – Be a mentor. Ask for help and share your knowledge and experience with others.   I had the privilege of having several take me under their wing as I started out.  From day one 25 years ago I have received encouragement, training, mentoring, partnership opportunities, extensions of Real Estate including being a trainer and mentor in the office.  All these experiences benefited me in addition to others.

I was concerned about stepping into the ‘sales’ industry thinking it could be a cutthroat atmosphere and found it to be just the opposite.  I have never experienced competition, only collaboration and community in this office. I am grateful to be a part of Bellevue Commons. I want to commend and thank the team at WBC for all they do to support us.

Learn more about Tammie here!



Nicole Mangina on Connection

Being a woman in real estate is a powerful thing. The ability to learn, grow, impact the lives of others and create an amazing life for my family is something I will forever be grateful for. The connections I’ve made both with clients, but also with the friendships I’ve formed with other agents have shaped my life in so many positive ways.

Real estate tends to be something you end up in. It’s rarely the initial goal, and yet once you get here – you realize it’s the absolute best and you wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Learn more about Nicole here!





Marla Groves on Finding Your Path

I think it is amazing being a woman in real estate. Coming from the male-dominated world of institutional finance, real estate is a place where women have an equal voice and often lead the field.  Real Estate; it is a great way to combine my financial/investment background, love of service, love of design and creating home into a rewarding career. What could be better than that? The helpful and collaborative spirit at WBC is the icing on the cake.

Learn more about Marla here!







Erin Hoppe on Caring For Yourself & Others

I’ve been extremely lucky to have connected with some amazing mentors over the years, so find a mentor you can trust and respect! The words of wisdom I live by are…

* Start with gratitude in every area of life.
* Have a servant’s heart.
* Have boundaries with yourself & other people.
* Control what you can control, let the rest go.
* You aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and that’s ok!
* You deserve everything that you want. And you can have what you want, its on the other side of fear so go through it.

Learn more about Erin here!




Lynn Eng-Lei on Balance

To be a woman in the real estate industry gives me so much flexibility with my schedule. When I had my two kids, I could make my own working schedule and it has been such an amazing career. Although it can be stressful, at the same time, it is so much fun and rewarding. For those new to the industry, my advice is to hire a very good mentor, have some savings & maybe a part-time job in case your first paycheck takes a little longer.

Learn more about Lynn here!






Linda Peffer on Finding Success

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how  you do it.” – Maya Angelou

I love this quote regarding success; it is a good daily check-in with yourself to make sure you are on the right path. When it comes to your clients, my words of advice are that regardless of whether someone is buying a $10 million home or an $80,000 home, their needs and emotions are the same – so treat them the same. Give them the same consistent level of service, counsel, and care.

Learn more about Linda here!





Happy Women’s History Month from Windermere Bellevue Commons!