We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Screeton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maria, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Growing up in Dallas, I would drive the beautiful streets of Oak Cliff. There were good and bad parts like most cities. Our home was in West Dallas with a view of beautiful Downtown Dallas. I remember seeing buildings being built and go up in downtown, that would fascinate me! Back then in the 80s and 90s, it was not what it is now, but there were these BIG houses that caught my attention. One day I turned to my mother and said “Ama, I’m going to buy you a house just like that when I grow up!”. My mother’s smile grew so big, and that is the main reason I chose to go into Real Estate. I’m following a childhood dream. This dream is still in process by the way. As a child, I didn’t know it would be such a passion of mine. Now the relationships I’ve built with my now friends who started as clients, is priceless!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Coming from a financial background equipped me to truly understand my clients’ needs. To point them in the right direction and to provide a step-by-step process that will ultimately help all accomplish our goals. I’m a numbers person. This knowledge is crucial when dealing with a successful real estate transaction. When I commit to my clients, I am their strong arm. Being a strong believer in doing what’s right for all parties is what sets me apart. My clients and their families mean a great amount to me. They are not just a commission check, to me. They are people who need to sell or buy their homes and if I do not do what I promised, things can go south. By embracing the commitments I made to the families I help, makes it easy to provide the desired outcome. You have to keep your word on what you promise. It not only makes things easier, but it also improves you overall as a person. Each unkept promise chips away at you and causes this overwhelming anxiety that can be prevented. There have been and are several challenges to tackle in this business, but with that said, these challenges are ultimately blessings you are learning to be able to deal with and help others in the future. After you’ve been put through the wringer and squeezed down to your knees, you can handle anything! I don’t say this to detour anyone, it builds this invisible muscle of experience that doesn’t just come down to time in the business, it comes down to mastering your mind and abilities to push through all adversity.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Dallas is the elegance of all of Texas, in my opinion. I might be slightly biased since it’s my hometown. 🙂 If you want Art we have the prestigious Dallas Museum, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Dallas, the fun Museum of Illusions, and the Arts district with displays and murals throughout Downtown Dallas. If you want Opera we have Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center, which doesn’t sway far from the best. Oh and don’t get me started with all the wonderful restaurants we have at your disposal. For instance, The French Room brings France to your fingertips, located in the majestic; The Adolphus Hotel. For more of an outdoors backyard live music with exquisite food go to The Rustic, you can laugh and have a cocktail at your leisure, it’ll be a treat. If you want more of a laid-back nightlife experience, I recommend a little hidden place called Atwater, if you blink, you’ll miss it. Right across the street is Chelsea’s Corner where you can dance the night away! Another experience I highly recommend experiencing, which I am involved in, is The Gift of Christmas at Prestonwood Baptist Church. It only happens a couple of weeks in December and tickets get sold out fast! There is no other event similar to it here in Dallas and this year 2021 will be the biggest it has ever been!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The one presence that made a huge influence on me is my Lord Jesus Christ. My life has been built according to his will through the bible. My mother told my sister, Rosie, and I, we were presented to God at a very young age and that stuck with me like glue. My family would attend church at least three times a week on a weekly basis. It was a small church in Dallas, so we all took part in any way we could to help out. I helped by joining the choir; I would sing my little heart out praising the Lord. It was so fun for me. I now sing in the Prestonwood Baptist Church choir in Plano. Now as a young adult I learned it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Knowing God has kept me sane in the toughest times and helped me have grace with all that I meet. Now that I am older, I’ve realized it’s a life long journey that I embrace with open arms.

Website: www.selldfw.com

Instagram: @dfwrealestate

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariascreeton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SellDFW/

Other: Tik Tok – @dfwrealestate

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutDFW is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.