If you’re pondering a career in real estate, 16-year veteran at Keller Williams Realty Rebecca Del Pozo would encourage you with an enthusiastic, “Do it!” She recently published a book, Real Wisdom: How to Start and Sustain a Successful Career in Real Estate, offering insight for aspiring Realtors and seasoned agents looking to shake up their business. Del Pozo has ranked in the top 3 percent of overall production within Keller Williams and is passionate about sharing her roadmap to success, especially because when she started, she didn’t have a college degree, business experience, or a large network of contacts.
When I need to decompress, I love meandering in antique shops or thrift stores. I love the hunt for treasures. Some of my favorite stops are Hidden Treasures in Tacoma, Ashley’s Room in Puyallup, and Tacoma Antique Center in Fife.
Nothing like boating in for some yummy seafood at Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor or Boathouse 19 in Tacoma. I also enjoy the live music and Greek food at Gyro Grill in University Place.
To Grab a Drink
Tacoma Brewing Co. Taproom
To Be Inspired
I enjoy massage therapy from Cheri Rae Licensed Massage Therapist in Tacoma. She creates a warm, cozy environment where I can unplug and process new ideas. Spending time in a float tank is an amazing experience, too.
What are you reading?
The Success Principles. I am a firm believer in vision/prayer boards, and if you’ve read the book and ever want to join our vision board event, give me a call.
What are you listening to?
The Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness Podcast
Favorite Architecture Style
Beach houses and modern homes! I love looking at properties from the water in our boat.
Dark chocolate with almonds from Trader Joe’s
“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by my colleagues at my office in Puyallup. When I teach classes and see them take action to grow their business, it inspires me to keep growing as a leader, teacher, and coach.
Spotio. It helps me remember who I’ve met when I’m out and about.
What do you want readers to take away from your new book?
I want them to get their real estate license and join the 190,000-plus associates at Keller Williams; there are so many opportunities in real estate.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from working in the industry?
It’s about caring for people and going the extra mile.
You’re so passionate about your career. What’s fueled that over the last 16 years?
Find your strength zone, and stay in your lane. Career Visioning is a process we use to help guide people in identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Once I figured out my strength was being face-to-face with people, I could get help from others who were gifted in my weak spots. It’s a team effort. No one succeeds alone, and the joy of sharing this journey with those around me is so rewarding. My currency is influence. When I say something that inspires someone to improve their life and find their calling, I feel like I’ve truly accomplished what I was put on this planet to do.