We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosa Nunez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosa, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City at only fourteen years old. Coming to the United States from a Spanish speaking country was very challenging. Although starting high school in a new country was difficult, I learned the English language and worked hard to graduate. This experience taught me that nothing is impossible, and that we as humans tend to put limitations on ourselves. I’m very thankful to have overcome this challenge as well as many others, for they helped me become who I am today. Not only do I adapt to change, but I welcome it. I’ve learned that change opens new doors and that we should not be stuck in a place we’d rather not be in. This is the same ideology I followed when moving from NYC to Houston, TX and obtaining my Texas real estate license. I chose to pursue an adventure by moving across the country and I couldn’t be happier.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My journey as a Real Estate Agent started the moment I bought my first house. That feeling of gratitude I carried towards my agent inspired me to pursue a career in the field. I wanted to be someone who helped others’ home dreams come true. I am now a Licensed Real Estate Agent (Realtor) with fifteen years of experience, both in New York and Texas. No matter the location, I always carry that love for what I do! Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? The real challenge I had lied in the transfer from being a realtor in New York to starting my career in Texas. The laws outlined in both states are vastly different. Texas methods of Real Estate are easily more difficult than that of New York. Learning everything in a new and difficult way surely posed a challenge. Thankfully, I had my good friend Kristen Manz to help me overcome these challenges and advance my career. What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. To put it simply, the most integral lesson I learned is that no matter how difficult things may seem, there are always people who are willing to help you succeed and do better. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story? Most Real Estate Agents have goals. Most of the time, those goals equal money. My goal as an agent is to help other people find their dream homes. My dream of becoming a homeowner became true many years ago, and it’s an experience I will not forget easily. I think that everyone has the right to purchase their home the correct way. Which is why my overarching goal is not based on financial gain, but on a rewarding experience.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely Galveston. Been from the Caribbean, I love to show my family and friends that I can live similar experience in Texas . I love the ocean and to go fishing with my husband. First I would take my guess to eat some delicious sea food then go to a nice spot in Galveston to enjoy the beautiful sun set. and why not end the night dancing Merengue or Bachata in a Latin club in Houston
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It was challenging to begin my career in Houston because I was lacking any sphere of influence. I’m sad to say I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel at this time.Thankfully, my dear friend Kristen Manz invited me to join her team within the Greater Houston Living organization. Everything changed for the better after this and I was able to kickstart my career. Kristen has been a true angel to me and has helped me a lot throughout my career here in Houston. I’d like to dedicate a shoutout to her because she is more than deserving!