At the age of 22, a young woman named Rhonda Graham entered one of the male-dominated industries, real estate. Growing up, she never thought to have reached this far or be famously known as Real Estate Rhonda, the go-to agent for clients who are looking to sell, buy, or rent properties. Her backstory serves as an inspiration for aspiring young women who wish to overcome life’s adversities.
Rhonda came from a very humble beginning. She grew up in South Central Los Angeles from an impoverished family. When she was 10, her mother passed away, which left her father to single-handedly raise her. Despite having no mother figure during her adolescent and adulthood years, Rhonda found strength under her father’s tutelage, so she continued living her life and chasing her dreams. By 2015, Rhonda successfully graduated from Crenshaw High School. However, one day, she received an unfortunate piece of news. Her beloved father, the only family she had, passed away. It’s as if her world shattered the second time around.
Clear as the day, she remembered how she told her father about her passion for becoming a real estate agent. Her father’s eyes lit and told her that she could do anything as long as she puts her mind and effort into it. Reminiscing her father’s words, Rhonda rose from the ashes and built herself up. She invested her time and energy, studying real estate to better help people find their dream properties. Four months after his father’s death, Rhonda got her real estate license.
Finally achieving the dream she has set for herself, Rhonda is currently affiliated with Empire Estates Group and is part of the South Bay Association of Realtors. As a real estate agent, Rhonda is the epitome of a modern empowered woman. She did not let her setbacks and struggles define her future. Rather, she made it her motivating drive to become the greatest realtor she can be.
As a real estate agent, her client’s welfare is her topmost priority. To build better relationships with her clients, anticipating their needs beforehand is important. If the investor wants to sell his/her property, one can assure that Rhonda has everything the client needs on a plate. By providing her clients with the right service according to their demand, they feel more empowered with their decision and, at the same time, gain their complete trust. For her, going the extra mile for the client is the key.
Moreover, Rhonda does not find it difficult to connect with her clients as she is very tech and social media savvy. According to her, “Old school is no more! I utilize technology and social media to turn the tide of buying, selling, and renting properties.” Like any other millennials, Rhonda has the drive and vigor to chase her real estate goals, whatever it takes. For her, no obstacle is too big or small, and at the end of the day, we can get through it all.
Rhonda Graham is currently continuing her education as a senior student at Cal State University Dominguez Hills while juggling a career as a real estate agent. Learn more about this empowered woman on Instagram.