Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in real estate but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Pooja Kaushal, an independent contractor for Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd., located in Oakville, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am passionate about helping people and real estate. I help home seekers find a place which they can call home. I focus on their needs and motivation through their Real estate journey.

Tell us about yourself

I have been in the industry since 2008. I am extremely passionate about interior design and people, Which was the biggest motivator to get into the business. I continue to hone my skill and continuously learn to provide the best service available to my clients. My biggest motivator is my clients' satisfaction and the sense of being home when they turn the key and enter their homes. I strive to provide an experience as I would like to have. Every interaction is personal and completely focus on the client's needs.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have been fortunate to have the trust of many clients over the years. I have been in the top 6% of realtors in my marketplace for the last few years. But the biggest accomplishment for me is the continued trust my clients have in my work.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Every business has challenges, but the ability to move on when things don't go as planned is when the magic happens. I love what I do, I do take things in stride, but the biggest challenge in the earlier part of my career did not have the appropriate skill to meet the needs of my clients. But I learned, got mentors and coaches to make me get better every day.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Wake up, show up, rinse and repeat.
  2. Ask the question. The worst that can happen is someone will say no, but if you didn't ask, you will always wonder what the answer would have been.
  3. Be kind. You don't know what the person across the table is going through.
  4. Build relationships.

Where can people find you and your business?


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