Alejandra Silva | Constantly innovate and never stop growing
Please, give us a bit of background on yourself?
I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela moved to the US at the age of 19. Moving to the US, definitely shaped my character. After years 4 years of working 2-3 jobs 7 days a week, I decided that I needed a change, I wanted to do more with my life.
I wanted a career but I couldn’t afford going college. In 2004, a year of trying to figure out what to do, a friend suggested attending real estate school. So I did.
Finally, after failing the real estate state exam 5 times, I passed and got a real estate license. I’ve always strived to be the best that I can be at whatever I do, and it was no different with real estate.
Like many entrepreneurs, I spent time, energy, and money on things that didn’t work but I always kept moving forward.
I started marketing in Venezuela in 2007, and things started to change for me. In 2008 the US real estate market crashed, which opened a lot of possibilities for me with the international market. I opened Metropolitan Real Estate solutions in 2009, right in the middle of one of the largest market crises in US history.
About 2 years in with my brokerage an idea that could take my company to the next level was
presented, It was scary and a huge financial risk. I told myself well it is meant to be that become homeless, then let it be, I know I would be able to get up again!
A few days later I decided to move forward with it. It was about advertising my business in all Latin America on TV, on channels such as Biography, CNN, ESPN, and History Channel. That’s was one of the best decisions I ever made and Thankfully that took my business to the next level.
Today I have a successful career in real estate, a name that I’m proud of and I own a
successful real estate brokerage for more than 11 years. Metropolitan Real Estate Solutions is my baby! a real estate brokerage specializing in international clients.
We worked with clients from Venezuela, Mexico, Qatar, UAE, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Guatemala, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, United States, and Saudi Arabia.
I continue growing my business but most importantly, I help others grow and achieve success. Money is no longer my motivator, it hasn’t been for a long time when I commit to excellence, growth, and service; success inevitably comes.
-Strengths: trustworthiness, Persistence. Discipline and not afraid of taking risks.
-Country: United States
-Industry: Real Estate
-Favorite quote: “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson
-Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are some of your biggest achievements throughout your journey?
The determination of Becoming a real estate professional after failing 5 times. Taking the risk and Marketing on a big scale in Latin America and Globally. Opening and having a successful brokerage for 11+ years.
Being recognized as the 20 under 40 most successful real estate agents. Created a brand that is recognized Globally.
And the most important one is that I am excited about life and about my business every single day.
How does it feel to be part of this year's Most Influential Female Entrepreneur feature?
Oh my god, I kinda don’t believe it! I guess When I see it on paper it will hit me! It’s strange, Like many entrepreneurs, I don’t feel like I’m that much special or smarter, I know I’m committed, persistent and I have the audacity to do things. that’s all! I truly appreciate the recognition and being part of this group of amazing and inspiring women.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Just do it, keep moving forward, if you fall 10 times get up 11. There is not such a thing as an overnight success, it takes time, discipline, hard work, action, and doing things when don’t want to or feel like it. Have the audacity to do it, don’t listen to the voice that tells you that you can’t play all the scenarios, worse, probable a best, then take action, and most important be you, be original, it turns out to be one of our best assets.
If We can do it, so can you!