We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenice Reyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenice, what makes you happy? Why?
Professionally speaking I get a lot of joy from helping my clients navigate their next chapters of life. Obviously that looks different depending on each client and their specific goals. I take a lot of pride in the fact that I have the opportunity to guide my clients in such important decisions with the buy or sell of their properties, be that residential or commercial.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I always wanted to have my own business. I just didn’t know what it was yet. It wasn’t easy to leave my six figure income and take a leap into a new industry, but it was important to me to do so. I take a lot of pride in the fact that the decision to leave was mine, and it was because I could no longer align myself with where the company I worked for was headed. So it was definitely difficult yet my integrity was worth more than my income. That said I actually believe that my integrity is what sets me apart as a realtor. I pride myself in educating my clients to ensure they make good real estate decisions even when that doesn’t necessarily benefit me. I believe that my success has come from my ability to be honest with my clients and not just tell them what they want to hear regarding their properties. It is an important part of being a realtor because the ultimate goal is to establish trust so my clients are able to rely on me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well first I would make sure we get some patio time in my own backyard! Being the mother of 5 kiddos, three of which being triplets, my home is always entertaining. We often enjoy days by the pool with lots of activity which includes my husband on the grill, our kids swimming or playing in the yard, and me trying to get some much needed down time with an adult beverage. I would also make sure that I get my bestie down to the stockyards to see the cattle drive because it is unique to Fort Worth. After exploring the local boutiques in Fort Worth we would head over to Colleyville to one of my favorite restaurants called Next Bistro. They have an incredible wine selection and it has a super comfortable atmosphere. I always end up taking the recommendation from the bartender as to what to eat because the specials are divine and I have yet to be disappointed. Then with full bellies we would go to Southlake Town Square for a little retail therapy. We would pop into my favorite little ladies boutique, Scout & Molly’s, because they always have fun pieces for the season. One last must see would be Chef’s Point in Watauga. It is a really cool restaurant inside a gas station. The owner has a great story and they are known for the best Bloody Mary in town that really is a meal. I think all these places would really highlight the DFW area.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Ultimately I would have to say that I owe a lot of my success to my husband of 22 years, Carlos. I appreciate that he has supported me in my professional pursuits even when he knew it might be rough during the transition. To elaborate I made the difficult decision to leave my corporate job of 18 years to become a realtor. As the mother of 5 children I was consistently feeling like my work/life balance was out of sorts. I simply wasn’t allowed the flexibility I needed as a professional working mother to manage all the needs of my family. I came to the realization that if I felt the lacking in my family then nothing I accomplished professionally really mattered. Therefore, with the support of my husband, I put in my resignation and began my journey to become a realtor.