Have you ever thought about how hard it is to start your own career? How about in Toronto? What if it were in real estate, in a field that has over 39,000 active agents working in Toronto alone? Finally, what if you had only moved to Canada at the age of 18, completely alone, without knowing a word of English?
Tammy Masoumi has walked this difficult path, and awakens with pride and excitement every day for where her path will continue to take her. She now has built her own real estate boutique, representing the vision that Tammy came to Canada with – dream big dreams.
When she first set foot in Canada, Ms. Masoumi pushed fear and nerves aside and worked hard to educate herself and start earning a living. Through perseverance and determination, she learned the language and supported herself through various jobs including within the banking industry. One day she realized the direction in which she needed to go. “I was interested in the investment benefits of real estate, wanted self-employment and the opportunity of ‘no ceiling’ success for an outgoing, self-starter like myself,” Ms. Masoumi recalls.
Because of her personal journey, Ms. Masoumi under- stands that she has a responsibility to share her blessings with the rest of the community. She attends many functions in support of community based organizations that help people in need and the most vulnerable. “I believe that we have a responsibility to be there for each other – to contribute to our collective well-being. Ultimately we are in this journey called life ‘together’ and we should never forget that.” It is this empathy and understanding nature that has fuelled the respect and excellent reputation she has been able to attain among her peers and industry leaders.
As a result, in 2001, she obtained her license through OREA and worked hard to build her network and reputation. “I realized that the most joyful moments in my life were rooted in hope and optimism and experienced while serving others. I learned that ultimately giving of oneself to serve others is the ultimate expression of a meaningful life. I bring that credo to my professional life.” By 2007, she was a top 1% producer, working with Remax Condos Plus, and she has maintained that honour every year since.
While success is its own reward, Ms. Masoumi doesn’t even blink when asked what her greatest inspiration is. “My son Daniel is the centre of my life. He is my greatest gift. He is the person who truly completes me. Through him I experience love and affection. He is my greatest source of inspiration. He is my core.”
Her love for her son and her success inspired Ms. Masoumi to take the next step. “The real estate boutique is an elegant place where the client can literally feel right at home. Personalized client care is my focus,” Ms. Masoumi explains. “I simply desire to provide first class service to a discerning clientele who appreciates quality and a focused professional approach to finding a place to live. The Masoumi experience includes a personalized assessment of values, principles and beliefs of clients to better match to the location and experience they seek.”
Driven by this philosophy, Ms. Masoumi has worked with professional athletes, hollywood stars and business leaders throughout the GTA and beyond. According to her, this wonderful path she’s on is something anyone who is willing to work hard and smart can attain. “Never live in fear, but rather with excitement and joy about what lies ahead. Never be afraid. Always be courageous and confident in your abilities. We all have gifts, we just need to find the best way to share them.”
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