We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Regla and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Honestly, I have probably become a little too comfortable with taking risks! In the past couple years, I have learned that everything I want, or that is worth wanting, usually also comes with a level of risk or the fear of failure.
It’s now become my mantra to not let self-doubt control me, and instead, always go all-in on everything I do. Whether it’s an offer I’m writing,negotiations or a home project and relationships, I’m always going to give it my all with the knowledge that I can make any outcome work in my favor.
Obviously, I do think playing it safe has it’s time and place, as does measuring whether the reward justifies the risk and process. But, as someone who has made plenty of mistakes in terms of both my career and personal life, it was through those experiences and failures that have motivated me to go harder. To be stronger. To be braver. You should take risks. If you succeed, you will be happier for it. If you don’t, you will be wiser from it. Either way, the outcome can lead to a win.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As a Latina realtor, I have been proudly working within the real estate field in Los Angeles for almost 15 years now (yikes!). I never understood why agents always felt the need to mention how many years they have been in the business until now, as real estate is not an easy career path to both get into and ultimately stay in.
After all these years, I still personally feel it is important to not be complacent and continue to grow and invest in myself in order to be a valuable resource to my clients and colleagues. Housing markets and loan programs change constantly and sometimes dramatically. And there is no one client exactly like the other, therefore I always have to be prepared for any and all scenarios.
Naturally, I have found that the more experience an agent has, the more likely it is that they have both come face-to-face with various problems in the past and are also, now more equipped to solve them. Something I have learned firsthand.
I also think it’s worth mentioning that having specialized in first-time home buyers these past couple years, especially when the market has been murky in terms of bidding wars and low inventory, has really strengthened my negotiation and teamwork skills.
I pride myself in always being considerate of all parties, which include: the other agent, seller, buyer and lender. By doing so, I have found this has often worked to my advantage, and in the end, is further proof that both a personal touch and empathy, still go a long way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Anywhere in downtown LA that has a view perch LA..
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