We had the good fortune of connecting with Vita Provenzano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vita, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I decided to get my real estate license I was ready for a change. I had been working in a number of unfulfilling jobs and I knew it was time to shake things up. Becoming a Realtor allowed me to become my own boss which completely changed my life for the better. I am now able to choose who I work with and that makes all the difference in the world.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Real Estate is not an easy career. I always tell people entering the field the truth because they are given a a false impression at real estate schools. This is a career that takes time and energy to build relationships and name recognition. One thing people don’t realize is that there are large fees associated with keeping your license active. One of the major things that has kept my business going is referrals. Without referrals I would not be able to stay in business.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start by taking them to NASA. Then on the way back into town stop at Whiskey Cake. Another day would be spent in the Rice Village. El Meson is one of my favorite restaurants. Next we would go to the Menil and hit up La Griglia for happy hour.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The biggest mentor I’ve had so far in Belly Dance has been Debbie Scheel . She took me from a shy, one time a week dancer to a full on performance dancer. Unfortunately she passed on at the beginning of the year out of the blue. Everyone, including myself, was devastated by the news. Debbie had been teaching and dancing in Houston over the past 40 years. If you are a belly dancer in the area you knew Debbie. Our dance troupe- Solange, is working on the last choreography she taught us and will be doing it at a tribute show in the fall. This is one way we hope to keep her memory alive.

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