Barbara Betts, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2003. Together with her husband they own The Betts Realty Group, a boutique brokerage located in Long Beach, California. As a Broker/Owner she has a clear focus on building a brokerage for the future, with innovative ideas, creative thinking and a family like culture. For her entire career, she has had a philosophy of “Real Estate by Relationship” where she has consistently built a business that has resulted in a steady stream of repeat and referral business. Recognized as a top producer, her true joy is in helping her clients reach their real estate goals, whether buying, selling, or investing. She has a passion for her industry and gives back by teaching and coaching other REALTORS® and is highly involved at the local, state and national levels. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her family, traveling or enjoying a good glass of Cab somewhere!
Sabrina Brown has been a REALTOR® for over 14 years. Early in her career, Sabrina served as a mentor for new agents at one of the larger brokerages in Fresno, before opening Brown and Brown Real Estate. A brokerage that focuses on a culture of training, servant leadership, collaboration, and teamwork.
Her Passion for the real estate industry shows through her service and advocacy. Sabrina serves as 2021 First Vice President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® California, Member of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force for National Women’s Council, Member of the Finance & Budget Committee for National Women’s Council, Director at Madera Association of REALTORS®, Advisor for the Asian American Real Estate Association Central Valley and founding member of the Realtist of Fresno County. Sabrina’s 2021 appointments include Strategic Planning and Finance at the California Association of REALTORS® and the Diversity Committee at the National Association of REALTORS®
Both of these women are also joining us as 2021 WaveMakers… for the third year in a row!
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What inspired you to go out on your own?
My Husband, because I was training and mentoring agents at another brokerage so why not do it for myself
Always was contemplating it. Always stuck in the back of my mind. But didn’t really push myself to take the leap until the first WomanUp event where I heard inspiring stories, and met some incredible woman who pushed me to overcome my limiting beliefs.
How has the journey been? What are you up to now?
Amazing, Wish I would have done it sooner. We’ve grown, we continue to grow, and I am excited about some new opportunities ahead.
It has been challenging and rewarding. Learning,, growing and evolving
What do you wish you knew when you started your brokerage?
I wish I would have known all of the resources that were available to me
That I would have done it sooner. I wish I knew how many agents would support me, how much industry support I would get, and how happy I would be. Having our own culture that I am in complete control of is the best part about being your own broker.
What has been your favorite “owning a brokerage” lesson so far?
Stick to your guns on culture. Do not waver on your core values. If in your gut an agent or team member is not a good fit, then it is NOT a good fit.
Creating a space that I want to go to everyday and to be surrounded by people that I truly enjoy being around
What’s next for you?
Just continue to grow and mentor new agents
LOL, some things I can’t talk about yet :)
Before we go… Do you have any final advice you’d like to share?
Believe you can, and you can! If it’s in your heart DO IT there is a huge community of supportive women at WomanUP and a whole huge community at CAR and NAR that are here to help you.
Dream Big! Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and are willing to do the work. Don't be afraid to ask for help
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