We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Giang and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe risk is a necessary component for growth and is an inevitable part of everyone’s life. Whether or not the outcome is favorable, the experiences shape us to be who we are today. Prior to my real estate journey, I worked for a property management company in Downtown Los Angeles as a leasing agent for five years. Although my passion and love for helping people find their homes grew, I felt a level of complacency in my career and uncertainty of what to do next amidst COVID19. I found myself lost in my own self defeating thoughts: “What if I fail?” “ What if I don’t even like it?” I knew one thing for certain – I needed to take the risk and stop grappling with self-doubt. I took online classes and studied for my real estate license during my off time. I made it my prerogative to network and meet more people in the real estate world. Fast forward to 6 months later as a full time realtor in LA and Orange County, I’ve never been happier despite this crazy housing market we’re in! I met a mentor who has inspired, believed, and supported me, and more colleagues in the industry that have made a positive impact in my life. I sold my first home last month and it reaffirmed everything that I believed in – real estate is my true calling. By taking this risk, I discovered more of who I am and reignited my passion to make an impact on others. No risk, no reward!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a full time realtor servicing the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. I believe what sets me apart from others is my outgoing, positive, and relatable personality that allows me to connect with anyone. I’m driven by my passion to not only help people find the perfect home but also creating a positive experience for them overall! I very much value building and maintaining relationships by turning my clients into long lasting friendships! It’s insane to know how many amazing people I’ve met during this journey while doing something I love. I’m super excited to continue expanding my network and make an impact on many others.
I got to where I am thanks to my mentor whom I met through a client! She taught me everything I needed to know about real estate and guided me with the most kindest and patient heart. In real estate where success is driven by sales, I’ve never met anyone like her who wholehearted wants to share her knowledge and help others succeed in this business. I’ve learned that the beauty in networking is that in any moment in time, one person you meet can substantially change your life and open doors that you never knew was there. So, always remember to be interested in others, be kind, and open minded. You never know whose lives you can impact and who can impact yours in return.
My real estate journey was not easy. Being self-emplyed, I needed to nurture and practice having self-discipline. No one is watching over what you’re doing or giving you leads so it’s difficult to generate your own motivation and it starts with having the right mentality. To accomplish that, I started waking up at 6 am to go to the gym 3 times a week and that turned into 5 times a week with practice. I also took up playing tennis competitively. It helped fueled my drive to win and I was able to experience the devastating feeling of losing but also the wonderful feeling of winning. While I was focused on building physical strength, I was also building my mental toughness. After all, real estate is all about staying active whether I’m on the phone for hours at a time, being on the go, being rejected countless times, or winning at it’s finest! I’m so grateful for incorporating both gym and tennis into my lifestyle as it has made an tremendous impact in my life and career.
I definitely encourage others who are self-employed and/or running their own business to 1) Put yourself out there and meet as many people as you can and 2) Stay active to enhance your physical and mental state.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
DTLA, ARTS DISTRICT, KTOWN
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jessica Wychico, my mentor, supporter, and an amazing friend.