Today we’d like to introduce you to Abigail Sanchez.
Abigail, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Hi, my name is Abigail Sanchez. I’m a realtor here in San Antonio. I’ve been a realtor for almost 4 years. The back story about me, I started waiting tables at the age of 14 years old. I attended bible college when I was 19 and was there for three years and was able to graduate with a certificate in theology and youth ministry.
I paid my way through college by waiting tables. I paid my tuition and housing. I met my husband after I graduated and got married three months. My husband went into full-time ministry and we moved to Iowa to pursue ministry. We were so excited to do the ministry we did not even ask how much they were paying. We were there for 7 1/2 years. We had 2 sweet girls there.
They are now 6 and 8 years old. While I was in Iowa I continued to wait tables. It allowed me to be a stay-at-home mom during the day and I worked nights when my husband got home from work. My husband was offered a ministry job 4 years ago and this was the perfect opportunity for our family to move back and be closer to family. A few months after we moved here I decided it was time for me to finally pursue real estate.
I was waiting table at the time so I knew that I could only do the weekend in-person classes in order to continue to work while going to school. I went to school for 7 straight weekends, I took my real estate exam and I passed it. I couldn’t believe it. I actually did it. I started doing real estate right away and continued to wait tables.
After being in real estate I knew I had to go into full-time and quit waiting tables. I joined an amazing real estate team. Last year I sold 54 homes and had 18 million in volume. I doubted myself so many times. I thought waiting tables was it for me. I’m here to encourage any girl or woman that you can do hard things.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been a smooth journey.
When I first started I was waiting tables and doing real estate. I was doing my best to manage it all. Working two jobs and having my littlest girl at home. It was hard but I continued to work hard until I got to where I am now.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I work for Keller Williams Legacy with team Kristen Schramme. I am a real estate specialist. I help people with the biggest financial decision. I do not take that lightly.
I treat all my clients with respect the same way I would treat any of my family members. I always have their best interest in mind. What sets me apart from other realtors is the knowledge I bring to all of my clients about our current market and how I can help them get into their dream homes.
I would say what sets me apart is that I truly care for all of my clients, they can see that and they feel it. I have built relationships with my past clients even after they have closed on their homes. I have been to been invited to baby showers and birthday parties.
They truly become family to me.
Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
I would say count the cost and do as much research as you can about real estate and how it works. Do all of your research on different teams and find one that fits the business and life you want to create for you and your family.
- Instagram: @abbysanchez.realtor
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