Meet the remarkable Maria Tsiaousidis, a realtor, investor, and savvy businesswoman. Hailing from a rich Greek heritage, Maria embarked on her illustrious career in residential real estate over 14 years ago, swiftly ascending to become an indomitable force in the industry. Her expansive network spanning the realms of finance and various other professions empowers her to deliver a comprehensive 360-degree service tailored to the unique needs of both investors and prospective homeowners.
Maria draws her unwavering motivation to continually excel from the profound love she holds for her two daughters. “I aspire to demonstrate to them that unwavering dedication can lead to success in any endeavor,” she passionately affirms. When she’s not orchestrating lucrative deals with elegance, you’ll find Maria exploring new horizons through her travels and cherishing precious moments with her cherished family. Discover the inspiring journey behind her unparalleled success below.
Can you update us on what you’ve been working on in the real estate industry?
I’ve been focused on taking my business to the next level. I have started building a team by hiring an assistant, and my goal is to bring on a few agents over the next year to form a small team. I’ve also partnered with a coaching company called Kathleen Black Inc to help automate and streamline my business operations. It has been an exciting year of growth and change.
That’s great to hear! Your daughter had an interest in joining your team. How is that progressing?
Yes, my daughter’s interest in real estate has grown, and she will be starting her courses to become part of the team. It’s truly fulfilling to see her passion align with mine, and I’m excited to have her on board.
Can you share your daily routine and how you set yourself up for a successful day?
My day usually starts around 5:30 am, and the first thing I prioritize is my morning workout. It’s important for me to have that “me time” before diving into work-related tasks. I avoid checking my phone or emails until after my workout. Then, I connect with my assistant to discuss priorities and important tasks for the day. Throughout the day, I have appointments and meetings, but I also make sure to carve out quality time for my family, especially my teenage daughters. My evenings often involve more work, but I have learned to create a balance and make time for myself throughout the day.
Finding inner balance can be challenging in a hectic schedule. How do you regain harmony and peace of mind?
It can definitely be a challenge to find balance, especially in our line of work. To maintain harmony and peace of mind, I try to incorporate small breaks into my day. I take moments to decompress and regroup, even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes at a time. I also prioritize personal time, which includes traveling more now than I did before. Taking vacations helps me reset and come back with renewed energy and focus.
You’ve accomplished a lot in both your personal and professional life. What are your aspirations moving forward?
On a personal level, I aspire to explore the world of real estate investment. While I have been primarily focused on being a real estate agent and building properties in the past, I want to transition into an investor role. I see myself acquiring properties and expanding my portfolio to create additional streams of income.
What advice would you give to someone considering a career in real estate?
Treat real estate as a business and invest in yourself. Have a long-term vision, focus on the client and be consistent and the financial rewards will follow. Consider seeking guidance from a mentor or personal coach.
How have personal boundaries and client boundaries affected your professional life?
I used to be constantly available to clients, but I’ve learned the importance of setting boundaries. I now prioritize personal time and communicate clear expectations with clients, allowing me to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Have you experienced any changes in your work location or areas of expertise?
I am still focused on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and continue to grow in residential real estate, including luxury properties. I also work in suburban areas.
How do you feel about the journey you’ve taken to reach this point in your career?
I have experienced personal growth and feel more aligned with my authentic self. I have overcome challenges and now have a clearer vision of my future in the real estate industry. Investing in a personal coach has been instrumental in this transformation.
What are your principles to live by when it comes to…family?
My family is my legacy, and everything I do is for my kids. I strive to be a role model and inspire them.
When it comes to friends?
I choose my friends wisely. I have a small circle of like-minded, independent business women who I support and promote.
When it comes to food?
I believe in being health-conscious, so I practice the “less is more” philosophy. While I do indulge, I am mindful of what I eat.
When it comes to real estate?
I am relationship-based and focus on building long-lasting connections with clients. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others achieve their real estate goals, rather than chasing money.
When it comes to life?
I’ve learned not to take life for granted, as my dad passed away at a young age. I embrace the belief of living life to the fullest and cherishing every moment.
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