Real estate assistant
About Ashley Blackmon
DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY INTO REAL ESTATE.
My journey is different from most. Investing in Real Estate has always been a goal of mine, but when it comes to pursing real estate as a profession. Prior to 2020 you would not be able to tell me this is the business I’d be in.
Excited to move out of my hometown San Francisco to Southern California just 3 weeks before a worldwide pandemic. I was fortunate enough to work alongside a family friend who had her own construction trade. Three months after having the pleasure of working for someone who was open to share and teach me the steps of how she achieved her success, inspired me to do the same for myself.
A couple of months after contributing towards someone else’s dream. I decided to bring back mine which was my Hawaiian shave ice, popsicle, and smoothie stand I started back in 2017. Living in a new community surrounded by families I wanted to shine light on a tough situation a lot of us were in due to the pandemic. I’d set up in my drive way, post and pass out flyers every week which led me to connect, laugh, and bring joy to a lot of people who I call family till this day. One of those individuals who is now my mentor and also a part time investor was the first person to have a conversation with me about how great I’d be in real estate.
With 2021 approaching and us entering into a new season I decided to take a leap of faith by giving real estate a try. I can genuinely say it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made being able to bring the same experience I shared from my shave ice business to real estate.
WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOUR CLIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Knowledgeable, honest, reliable.
WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?
The lifelong relationships that are created after the process of homeownership.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
When I am not working, you can find me at the dance studio enjoying my passion of Hawaiian, Polynesian dancing, or on a hike surrounded by trees, a creek and wildlife.
WHAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GIVE UP?
Born into a spiritual family it would be impossible for me to give up my faith and belief. My family always told me if I’d lose everything today, make sure you always believe in something and keep your faith strong.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was taught the importance of kindness and spreading love at an early age. It’s allowed me to always go above and beyond for everyone I come across knowing we all go and grow though highs and lows. I am someone that people could trust, feel comfortable talking to and be around because of the positive energy I put out no matter the circumstance. I believe we are stronger together which requires encouraging, willing to help, and listen to those that are in need is apart of the service I feel I’ve been blessed to do.
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My grandparents who raised me have always been my inspiration in everything I do. My grandmother and grandfather were extremely hardworking, both in the nursing field caring for others the way they cared for me. This is one of the reasons I always chose to work with people and be of service in someway because of there nurturing spirit that I strive to repay them in return. Being the oldest of 5 girls, my sisters are my daily inspiration. I want to set a bar for them to surpass and lead by example to give them someone they can look up to.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD IF HE OR SHE ASKED YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS?
I would tell any child to always stay true to yourself. Be kind to those that are kind and un kind. If you work hard for any and everything you want in life it is already yours. Don’t let any one or anything turn you away from pursuing your dreams and living up to your full potential. You only have one life to live and it’s your life that isn’t meant for anyone else to understand. Don’t focus on what’s going on in the world instead focus on how you can contribute to it being a better place!
WHAT IS THE NICEST THING ANYONE EVER SAID TO YOU?
You have a beautiful spirit and a light that shines every time you enter in a room.
WHAT IS YOUR PET PEEVE?
I understand that some people don’t know how to take control of their emotions or stress but people who take their frustration out on others is a huge pet peeve of mine.