EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR : Getting Your Real Estate Life Together, again, with Shelley Zavitz!

She's so great, we had her on TWICE! If you’ve ever heard someone say they’re self-made, most likely they had a lot of people helping them along the way. Building a community is so important and for Shelley Zavitz it is key.

Shelley is a full-time agent with Dwell Realty and works tirelessly for her clients to make sure transactions go smoothly. With her knowledge and skills, she is a stand out Portland Realtor and is also the author of her new book, Your First 365 Days in Real Estate.

Let’s do a deep dive into Shelley’s experience writing her book and learn how important it is to have the right people around you.


 [00:01 - 07:44] Opening Segment

  • Introduce today’s guest, Shelley Zavitz
    • Friend of Tracey
    • Portland realtor with Dwell Realty
    • Author of Your First 365 Days in Real Estate
  • Shelley gives some background on her experience and book
    • Canadian born, moved to U.S. in 2014
    • Working with an Urban Radio Station
    • Experience in buying and flipping 
    • Going into real estate
    • Shelley’s book and inspiration for writing
    • The journey publishing the book 

 [07:45 - 18:53] The Importance of Building a Community First

  •  Shelley shares how she built her community
    • The process of starting a client database
    • Dealing with rejection 
    • Figure out the commonality
  • Setting goals and actionable steps to achieve them
  • The importance of being who you are and doing what you love
  • Shelley talks about the struggle during publication 
    • Fear of rejection 
    • Getting coached through the process 
    • Dealing with criticism 

 [18:54 - 37:29] What Happens if We All Support Each Other

  • Choosing the right people to be around you 
    • Helping you become an entrepreneur
    • Hiring your weaknesses
  • Shelley shares her thoughts around handling the pandemic
    • How it affects new agents
    • Trying to be with your sphere
    • Staying bright through the process and challenges
    • The importance of boosting confidence in others
  • Tracey talks about the encouragement received from a friend 
  • Shelley talks about the importance of connecting and supporting your realty peers
    • Example from Shelley’s experience 
    • Think about how people are going to take your posts 
    • Alienating people is a hit to your marketing

 [37:30 - 47:34] New Agent 365

  • Shelley talks about writing the book helped her business
    • Passive income 
    • Opening a new line of communication
    • Increasing knowledge and awareness of your own product
  • New Agent 365
    • How the course works 
    • The mission
    • Building fundamentals and finding community 
  • The impact of being involved and relational 

 [47:35 - 50:42] Closing Segment 

  • Shelley talks about realty in Portland
    • Where you can engage with Shelley
    • Find the book
      • Links below 
  • For those that are thinking about podcasts
    • Reach out to Tracey
      • Links below

Tweetable Quotes:

"The thing I’ve learned over the last 5 years is that we have so much more in common than we don’t, or that we realize.” - Shelley Zavitz

“Saying that I care and showing that I care are different, and I really want to show that I care in a genuine way.” - Shelley Zavitz

“Not everybody is built with the tools to be an entrepreneur, I don’t believe I was. So how do I surround myself with people who can help me be an entrepreneur?” - Shelley Zavitz

Resources Mentioned: 

You can connect with Shelley on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to continue the conversation. Also, visit her website https://www.shelleyzavitz.com to learn more and get in touch. 

You can connect with me, Tracey Hicks, on LinkedIn and Facebook. Check out my website, https://allthingsrealestatestore.com, so you can stay up to date on our latest promos and sales as well as find any product you need to get your real estate life together! Feel free to email me at hello@allthingsrealestate.com, I’d love to hear from you.

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