Faces of Real Estate 2021: Wallisa Cobb
Wallisa is one of the sweetest but the most professional ladies in Real Estate I’ve met in Tallahassee! We did her on location branding session and I can’t wait for you to read more about her:
Name and Company – Cobb Realty & Investment Company
Your Website – www.SellingTallahasseeRealEstate.com
What is your background before you joined Real Estate world? How did you stumble upon it?
Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was the Administrator of affordable housing programs at the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). During my 7 year tenure at FHFC, we assisted first time home buyers with over $1 billion in low interest rate loans and down payment assistance. My journey as an entrepreneur started in real estate investing and later grew into a full-time real estate career, helping others achieve their buying and selling real estate goals.
What is your specialty in Real Estate?
My specialty is residential, investment, and small scale commercial sales. Though I assist buyers and sellers with various types of real estate transactions, I hold a special place in my heart for first time home buyers and veterans.
What are your achievements – you can list both professional and personal?
My most notable personal accomplishment is obtaining a B.S. in Business Economics and a Master of Applied Social Sciences degree from Florida A&M University as a young, single mother. I’ve been very fortunate to raise two beautiful, intelligent, witty, loving and supportive daughters, Kiara (29) and Imani (18). I currently serve as the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Equal Opportunity Committee Chair. I served on the Leon County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee as Chair from 2013-2019. Some of my other professional accomplishments include: 2019 Tallahassee Woman Magazine Women Who Mean Business Award Winner 2018 Big Bend Community Development United Housing Partnership Empowering Communities Civil Rights Award Recipient 2018 Tallahassee Democrat Volunteer of the Year Nominee 2018 Tallahassee Democrat Top 25 Women to Know 2017-2020 Top 5% of Producing Realtors 2016 Top 10% of Producing Realtors 2015 Top 20% of Producing Realtors 2015 & 2014 MWBE Business of the Year Nominee 2013 Tallahassee NYP Golden and Top ACE Awards Winner
What is your professional motto?
It always seems impossible until it’s done. You can do it.
What are three words that define you as a professional?
Professional, knowledgeable, and passionate
What quote defines you as a person?
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” ~ Shirley Chisholm.
What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to the start of your Real Estate career?
Hire a coach (or find a mentor) and join an awesome brokerage that meets your needs as a new real estate agent.
What do you want your clients to remember about your customer service? What is different and special about your client experience?
I live by the Shirley Chisholm quote in everything that I do. I’m always approaching the way I do business from a place of service. I want my clients to know and remember that I care about helping them make what is usually the biggest choices they’ll ever make…even past closing day.
What have you enjoyed most about your photo experience with Ti Adoro Studios?
Alena has made this experience so enjoyable. I’m not a big picture taker! The fact that she made me feel comfortable during this process and made me look amazing at the same time, says a lot about how great she is at her profession.
If you would like to nominate an outstanding Realtor who is making a difference in people’s lives, please nominate them here for our photography experience and the feature: Faces of Real Estate 2021. Ti Adoro Studios is a professional photography studio in Tallahassee, specializing in branding, headshots, and content photography for your business! Give us a call if you need to discuss any of your photography needs: 850-778-5370