I had the opportunity to Interview Top Realtor in the DMV, Christal E. Edwards, Esq.
Ms. Edwards is also an Associate Broker in Maryland specializing and negotiating to help buyers and sellers in Brookland, Michigan Park,neighboohoods of Washington, DC and the cities of Bowie and Silver Spring, MD.
Here is our Interview:
Tell me a little about yourself and what has enlightened your desire to get started in real estate?
Well, I have been in the field of Real Estate for almost ten years. As an Attorney, my experience includes negotiating loan-modifications, facilitating Short Sales, representing clients in Foreclosure court proceedings, and drafting and reviewing various real estate contracts. Now as an Associate Broker with EXIT Landmark Realty, this experience affords me the opportunity to bring superb negotiating skills, a keen-eye for detail, and excellent communication skills to each and every client’s real estate experience.
So, let me take a step back….although I have lived in the Washington, DC Metro area for over ten years, I am originally from Memphis, TN; where I grew up watching and learning from my mother, who was a successful licensed realtor for as long as I can remember. I remember my younger sister and me assisting her every Saturday morning with assembling the latest paper update to the paper-bound MLS listings black book. Watching my mother work with her real estate clients, taught me how to listen to my client’s needs, be patience, continue to increase my knowledge in the real estate industry, always show compassion, and work hard to exceed my client’s expectation every time. In 2016, we lost our mother to Alzheimer’s. It is my intention, to continue her legacy by doing just that – exceeding each and every one of my client’s expectations on each and every real estate transaction.
Now I am looking to take my real estate career to the next level. As a Realtor and Lawyer, I will Advocate and Negotiate the absolute BEST Real Estate deal for each client in the Brookland, Michigan Park, and Friendship Heights neighborhoods of Washington, DC and the cities ofBowie and Silver Spring, MD.
How do you balance work-life being an Attorney and a Realtor?
Well, I am still trying to obtain such a balance. Because I have two very demanding and rewarding careers, to make sure I bring my ‘A-game’, I try to stay extremely organized by keeping a detailed calendar of my daily appointments and events. I have learned the importance of working hard and playing hard as well.
While I make sure I have enough time to spend with all my clients, I am well aware of the importance to make sure I take time for me. So, in keeping in line with such, I enjoy running in the Army ten-miler every year and plan to run in my first half marathon this year. I am also very active in my church and participate in various charitable events with the Alzheimer’s’ Association in memory of my mom and the Kidney Cancer Foundation in honor of my father.
What has been the most challenging experience you've had in real estate?
Well, I immediately found out that being a real estate agent is a very demanding job/career. From daily and consistent prospecting of potential clients, taking continuing educational classes, making appointments, planning open houses, etc. this is a lot of work. If you want to be successful, all of these events are required and a must! So, because I am a practicing attorney as well as an Associate Broker with EXIT Landmark Realty properly balancing my time has been the most challenging experience for me.
Lastly, I thoroughly enjoy both careers and believe in the saying…. ‘If you operate in your calling and love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life’!
Thanks so Much for Your Time Christal !! 😊
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