Women in Business 2019 – Elisha Lopez

Ocala Realty World

Nearly 20 years of success in real estate was not enough for Elisha Lopez—she feels compelled to “pay it forward” by sharing what she’s learned with new realtors.

“We are fortunate that we were taught the right way and it’s a blessing for us to be able to pass it along to our agents so they can be successful,” she says of herself and Luis, her husband and business partner. “We do all the training ourselves. We know that when you’re learning from or being mentored by somebody who’s very experienced, that’s how you learn all the ‘golden nuggets’—the right way to sell and the right way to handle your business.” Elisha explains that, although many people don’t consider a career in real estate because they “aren’t good at sales,” it’s actually a skill that can be learned.

“I always tell my agents that we don’t sell homes, the home sells itself, and we’re there to facilitate the transaction,” she says.

ORW School of Real Estate outgrew the conference space at their office, and the new, dedicated training facility they opened this past year can accommodate 60 students at a time.

“Each class gets a little bigger,” Elisha says. She adds that training new realtors is the best way she can set them up for success. “It’s amazing; it’s life changing!”

And their success is obvious: for four years running, Ocala Realty World has been honored for the most rookies of the year by the Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors (OMCAR). That means these brand-new realtors are selling at least $1 million in their very first year.

Elisha believes that real estate is a great career option for anyone, and as a working mom, Elisha believes real estate offers an unparalleled opportunity for modern women.

“This business really enables moms to still be a mom, to attend all the events at school and be with their kids,” she says. And it’s obvious that Elisha has found her perfect work-life balance.

“I love my agents, I love my team, I love the office,” she says. “I just really truly enjoy being able to help everybody. It’s so gratifying.”

  

Ocala Realty World › 2709 SW 27th Ave., Ste. 103, Ocala(352) 789-6746www.ocalarealtyworld.com

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