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Natasha Valasek

When it came to a career in real estate, Houston’s Natasha Valasek has always known the sky’s the limit. In fact, she worked with people from NASA who have literally been to outer space. This experience helped Natasha really understand how far she could go. 

Before becoming an agent in 2006, Natasha worked in property management at a Houston luxury apartment community right across from NASA. 

The doors to Natasha Valasek’s real estate success have swung wide open.

“Astronauts, cosmonauts – people from all over the world would live there. It was a beautiful property on the water with infinity pools, putting greens and great restaurants all around. I worked with many apartment locators. One in particular said: ‘You should be on this side of the industry (real estate).’ So, I got my real estate license with the intent to only do apartment locating, then I decided I would sell houses, too,’’ she said.

Her initial clients came from NASA, along with oil companies and other transnational groups. They were referrals of clients who wanted to go from renting to buying – a tall order given the luxury category she was working in.

“Someone from London who worked for Shell Oil wanted to buy. It was a three-month closing. We were going to have them close in London in the U.S. Embassy, but the whole place shut down for a week for the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding. It delayed things but my knowledge really built on that experience. I appreciated the standards in place. They are paying high dollars and have big jobs. I had to deliver at a high level to my clients,’’ she said. 

Valasek had joined a boutique real estate brokerage where more learning took place. By 2014, Valasek said she knew digital advertising and technology were the future of real estate, so she opened her own office, eNVy Real Estate Professionals. Business boomed, she brought in more agents and developed a great reputation as a luxury broker, joining Keller Williams in 2018. 

But she hit a ceiling. 

Veronica Figueroa (left) and Natasha Valasek.

“When I am sharing and pouring into people, I want them to do better than me. I was a top luxury agent while also being broker of record in two offices with 500+ agents. I was recruiting, teaching and consulting with agents, but I felt I had a ceiling put on me,’’ she said.

For a woman whose first taste of real estate was through helping astronauts and luxury clients, ceilings are not an option. Natasha took a cue from eXp Realty agent Veronica Figueroa and saw how dynamic eXp was as a company and platform.

“I wanted to be with the best of the best! I am a part of the global alliance and Honey Badger networks and really plug in with them weekly. It has been a key role in growing with eXp,’’ she said, joining eXp in June 2022. 

In other words, real estate with no limits is the perfect space for Natasha Valasek.

Learn More about Natasha Valasek

Gross sales and transactions in 2021: $12.2 million on 23 transactions (while running two offices at KW and doing GM role).

Brokerage history:

  • eXp Realty (July 2022 to present)
  • Keller Williams (August 2018 – July 2022)
  • eNVy Real Estate  (2014 – 2018) 
  • Phyllis Foster Real Estate (2006 – 2014)

Main territory: Houston, Texas and the Gulf Coast area

Main focus: Luxury real estate

Number of people on team: Executive Assistant, VA, TC and a showing agent

Accolades, accomplishments & awards:

  • Brokers license in 2014
  • Women’s Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
  • Women’s Council of Realtors President 2015

What makes eXp special to you? 

“I love how inclusive everyone is, from top leadership to top agents. Everyone is so willing to give you their time and share information. eXp’s model is the best model for producing agents. They reward producing agents with stock and revenue share. It just makes great sense!” 

Have you had any experience or success around eXp’s global revenue share and commercial businesses yet?

“I love the model around revenue share and will utilize it with great mentorship from Veronica! She sets the bar high and I am here for it!” 

Best tip to share with other agents:

“You can sell real estate with anyone, so ask yourself: What limitations are being put on you at your current brokerage and why would you allow them? I found eXp to be the company with limitless potential for agents. Whether you want to do relocation, commercial, luxury or flips, you have the support here.” 

9 Fun Things About Natasha Valasek

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Having peace and clarity. 

Who is the person you most admire?

No longer with us, my Nana. She was such a strong woman in all she did and anytime her name was mentioned people would naturally smile. That is leaving a legacy. 

One trait that has led to your success?

Having someone tell me no. It motivates me.

What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?

Jessica Alba, we share a hometown. 

Pet peeve?

People chewing with their mouths open. 

Little known fact about yourself?

I have met a former president and many different celebrities and professional athletes so I don’t get star struck at all.

Song you never tire of?

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Favorite food?

Sushi.

Your epitaph will say:

Loved, cared, always gave it her all.

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Disclaimer:

These figures are not a guarantee, representation or projection of earnings or profits you can or should expect. They also do not include expenses incurred by Agents in operating their businesses. eXp Realty makes no guarantee of financial success. Success with eXp Realty results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, skill, persistence, competence, and leadership. Your success will depend upon how well you exercise these qualities.

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