We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Vinton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
It is so hard for me to pick just one lesson. I would say an important lesson I have learned and follow daily is to be kind. I know that sounds cheesy but it can be a lot harder than you think. Yes, I was kind before, but I knew I could be better. When I first started in real estate I was given the advice to “brand” myself. I was told to always remember that “I am my brand and my brand is me”. While making my brand I had to ask myself a few questions. What did I want my brand to be? Who was I not only as a person but as an agent? What are my goals in real estate? I wanted to be known as a kind, helpful, reliable person, someone that was great to work with and someone that you want on your team. I take my brand very seriously and I pride myself on building relationships and being as genuine as possible. Building relationships with kindness has helped me surround my business with prominent leaders in the industry. Having these leaders to lean on helps me provide a service to my clients that is one of a kind. My clients know that I am as real as they come, I am not just trying to get a sale under my belt. I am their cheerleader and friend making it my sole mission to find them their dream home and help them achieve their goal of homeownership. I also want to present and get the best offers for my sellers on their current home with the expertise behind me. Kindness is free, and in a stressful industry I want to be a role model for my daughter that being kind will always win, allowing you to sleep at night knowing that you were the best you in a not so kind world.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a real estate agent in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I grew up in Arlington. I have lived in Dallas and a few other cities in between and currently reside in Fort Worth. To say I know DFW like the back of my hand is an understatement. I love the metroplex and enjoy showing properties all over this area. I think what sets me apart is my firsthand knowledge since I grew up here and my genuine excitement for others happiness. I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their wants and needs. Making it my mission to provide them with what they are asking for makes what I do very rewarding. I am honest and pride myself on educating my clients on the process and transactions so that they can make informed decisions on their own. I want them to know what they are deciding on rather than being told what to do and where to sign. Business wise I would say that I have a lot to learn because I believe that we should never stop learning. I got to where I am today because I didn’t let fear lead me. I ask questions all the time, research to find answers and I face challenges head on with a positive attitude. It is not easy and I hope that it never will be because then I stop growing in business and in life. I never want that to happen. Lessons I have learned along the way are to never give up, build relationships, help others, be kind and do not let anyone get in your head or bring you down. What I want people to know about me and my brand is that I am always here to help others, provide a service that is genuine. I am here to be a guide, and lead with knowledge in a big life commitment. I believe that everyone can have the dream of owning a home no matter what. Others will try and tell you it will never happen but I am here to prove them wrong and stand with you side by side and show them that you can. Homeownership is a feeling like no other that everyone should experience.
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.
Wow, what a great question! There are so many amazing places to see, visit, and explore. Food, well that could be a week long trip in itself. Okay, so I know that I am going to leave so many places out but it would totally depend on the time of the visit. If I had to pick some things you can do year-round, I would definitely start with the Fort Worth Stockyards. The stockyards take you back in time and it feels like you are in a magical world in Texas. The trick is to see the longhorns walk down the cobblestone roads because it does not matter how many times you see them, they are amazing to look at. You get to dress up in your boots and hear live music. You can taste great BBQ and Tex- Mex food from Risky’s, Taco Head, Second Rodeo Brewing and Joe T Garcia’s. You can see cowboys walking down the streets and even check out the rodeo. It has grown so much lately with new businesses, bars, shopping and hotels. You will have an experience like no other guaranteed! My next stop would be Dallas. We would visit Uptown, bar hop and have drinks on McKinney Ave. Enjoy a fun day at Klyde Warren Park where we can eat at one of the many delicious food trucks or sit down and enjoy a meal at Mi Cocina located right on the park grounds. A must see would be to visit the wonderful museums near the park as well. Now that Dallas and Fort Worth are covered I would head to the middle of the Metroplex and visit the entertainment city of Arlington, my home town. A fun day at Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor, we could tour the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Global Life Park. Have some drinks and food at Texas Live. Catch a live show at Levitt’s Pavilion. Eat at Hurtado Barbecue, Tispy Oak or even Babe’s. These are my favorite places and the list could go on and on but this interview has to end somewhere. I highly encourage you to always explore your city and the ones around you because there is always something awesome to see and new places to eat in DFW.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my husband and my brokerage. My husband is my biggest supporter. He is the one that encouraged me to take a chance and be my own boss. He saw potential in me when I didn’t and knew that my success would be life changing for the better. He always steps up to the plate when needed and is my top marketer. In real estate it is a mental game and if you do not have the support of your family then it can be that much harder to be successful. Speaking of support, my brokerage Su Kaza Realty, LLC is one of a kind and like my husband is beyond supportive. I can say that Su Kaza Realty is not only a brokerage but we are family. The owners are beyond amazing as well as all of the wonderful agents. We believe that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We are always there for each other and it is a connection that cannot be replicated. To be at the top of your game you have to have a team that cheers you on and backs you up no matter what. To anyone looking to be a real estate agent your brokerage can make you, so make sure to find the right fit for you. I am beyond blessed to be surrounded by people that want the best for me and share the same mindset. Always be uplifted by the people around you and you can do anything you set your mind to.
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