MOB Monday – Elyse with Summa Real Estate
Elyse is mom to a two-year old son, a world traveler, a realtor with Summa Real Estate, and a Mary Kay representative.
She was bitten by the travel bug from a young age and has visited 17 countries in Asia. “I have traveled to 42 states and 31 countries. My goal was to travel to all 50 states by the time I was 30, but I moved to China for three years when I was 28,” she explains.
In addition to travel, she has always had a passion for real estate, and loved watching House Hunters and other home renovation shows that sparked her imagination after college.
She took the first steps to entering the real estate business when her son just shy of seven months old by having coffee with two mentors in the Portland real estate market. She also attends weekly meetings with Summa Real Estate Executives.
“I had no idea the struggles I would face as a first time nursing mother trying to complete my online real estate courses and balancing my Mary Kay business while being an intern to my mentor,” she says
Like many moms, Elyse struggles with the guilt that comes with long hours and time away from her family, but loves the flexibility that comes with working for herself.
She advises anyone thinking of starting a business to figure out their “why” and go back to that whenever they feel as if they are getting off track or struggling.