Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Thompson.
Hi Taylor, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was born July 11th at Piedmont Hospital to 2 CAU students- my mom was a new graduate! I grew up on the West End, but those apartments are long gone now. I spent a while in Orlando, Florida with my father while my mom was a flight attendant. Eventually, I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with my mom and was back and forth between the two for most of my childhood.
I decided to go to college in North Carolina at East Carolina University (Go Pirates!), but after a wild college experience and a bad breakup, I decided to move back to Atlanta. Growing up, I hit most of the goals I set out to achieve. I knew that being back in Atlanta and being surrounded by its unique culture would stop me from being stagnant, and inspire me to reach the next level. I knew I would find my purpose here.
I’ve always been passionate about architecture and my community, but Atlanta was changing right before my eyes. Honestly, it was jarring, especially after seeing a lot of my friends/family being displaced. The final push came from my father. My aunt, Aunt Dot passed away in 2021; I went to my Dad’s for the service. We were having a conversation about gentrification and I just expressed how upset I was with the way the city I’ve loved all my life was changing, and not in a good way. He said, “You need to get your license and get out there- this is your calling!” I had a nice long talk with God on my drive back home, but then I started to listen with intention. I wanted whatever God wanted for me, and things have been falling into place ever since.
I decided I wanted to get into the real estate industry to see what I could do for my community.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’d say it’s been a little turbulent but headed towards clear skies. Being born with a physical birth defect (cleft lip and palate) has definitely shaped my character and my path through life. I was very shy and I never wanted attention on me because I was insecure about who I was. I knew I was different, and oftentimes people did not like different, a lesson I learned early on.
This experience only made me more compassionate, more empathetic as a person. My physical differences forced me out of my comfort zone. I learned how to lead with my personality and my character to the point where my physical differences were unnoticed. Even still, I had to learn that being charming wouldn’t do it all the time.
In regards to my mental health, I’ve had ADHD and depression for most of my life, I was diagnosed with depression at 14. This became really severe during college- I was on my own and I had no idea how to maintain order in my life. I’ve since learned how to manage my time as well as my social interactions. I listen to my body and I’m able to recognize my triggers early. I am able to give others grace as I hope they would for me. I’m pulling it all together… slowly but surely. I’m grateful because this journey has shaped who I am today!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a real estate professional and I work under the League Realty & Associates Brokerage. Being under a Black Women-owned Brokerage has definitely been the most amazing experience. My purpose is to serve my community and I service the greater Atlanta area. I look to help first-time homebuyers, sellers, and investors by being a relatable and approachable! This way, people have someone they can trust to help navigate this hectic real estate market. I truly believe in building equity and investing into the community, and I’m here to help anyone who is ready. My business model is built on honest communication, dedication, and transparency. I take great pride in providing a superior level of customer service while anticipating the needs of my client!
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
When I’m not a real estate professional, I love creating fashion and lifestyle content on YouTube, Instagram, and even Tiktok! My main goal with my content is to reach more women and girls who look like me to let them know your body is a temple, not a prison. You can do whatever you want in life!
ALSO, my dog Basil is my life!!! She’s a mini dachshund and I’m so obsessed with her. The most adorable sweet baby and she has her own Instagram account @basil.tea!
- Consultations are free! I’m here for you.
- Website: https://theleaguerealty.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soldbytaylrt/
- Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/taylr.t/
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCRRedlIlVL65a3EId7JhhJA
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