Growing up, Michele Cornejo knew that she wanted to be a Realtor as her family had always invested in realty. While raising her family, Michele started out working for the Federal Government and the World Bank. After 22 years, she decided that it was time to pursue her lifetime dream and become a Realtor full time. Michele has had her DC license and VA license for 18 years. "I love every minute of my job, really, it doesn't even feel like a job because I am doing what I love. Helping people with their dream of moving to a new home for the happy enjoyment of owning a home."
Describe yourself in three words:
Professional, Caring, Down to Earth
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Working for the Federal Government for 10 years while raising a family and becoming a Paralegal. Then continuing my career with the World Bank for 12 years and ending my career there as the Executive Secretary for the Department of Institutional Integrity.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Continue my education in the real estate world obtaining professional acreditations.
How does your company stay connected through social media?
We are on YouTube!
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I'd like to try event planning/management.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Having a good foundation of the basics for the day, month and year. And working in all of the rest with logic and strategy.
What websites do you visit every day?
RHNOVA, Facebook, CNN
What is your favorite drink – and where can you find it in Northern Virginia?
What are your top 3 favorite people/places/things in Northern Virginia?
Redskins - They're my team! Good or bad, they really do try and that is why I'm a fan!
George Mason University - for the events and the education
Occoquan - for the Key West feel in NOVA!
What is your goal for retirement?
To never retire, but to enjoy working, traveling nationally and internationally and being with my family.
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
You can do it! Just your faith within yourself is strong enough to compel you to do it. Having your family or loved one being supportive will give you the strength to go forward. Have a plan, even if it is a few years long and do the preliminary work started now for day one. Always have a rainy day plan too.
Connect with Michele Cornejo, Realtor at Sotheby’s:
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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