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Community Highlights: Meet Ashley Mandowa of Mandowa & Company

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Mandowa. 

Hi Ashley, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My story started while I was sitting at my post-undergraduate law firm job. I thought in that season of my life that is where I wanted to be. After a few months, I started to get bored of my job. I was working as a foreclosure specialist, foreclosing on people’s homes Monday through Friday. I started to find myself becoming depressed because of the job I was doing. My co-workers were miserable, my managers were miserable and so was I. I was sitting at my desk one Thursday afternoon daydreaming about the weekend when a real estate agent walked into my office. The agent looked so much different than me in the sense that he wasn’t living for the weekend like I was. We started talking and, in that moment, my manager came down to yell at me for doing a task my superior had asked me to do previously. I realized in that. moment, how miserable I really was. I sent an e-mail moments after giving my two weeks’ notice to my employer. I logged online and bought my real estate courses. My older brother, who I want to be just like, was actually taking the real estate courses when I made this decision. I figured what better time. I quit my corporate job, went back to serving/bartending at red pepper taqueria (my college side hustle), and studied for my real estate courses. I took my set of exams and passed! I immediately started working October 2017 as a licensed realtor in metro Atlanta area. With not a clue what I was doing at first, I was in it to win it. Failure was not an option for me. I picked up every education class I could get my hands on. I went through hours and hours of CE training, I hosted open houses, and most importantly I groomed my sphere. Fast forward to 2021, I have sold 70 homes and made my way into the top producer world. I got where I am because the grind never stopped for me. This was what I told myself was going to work and there was no turning back for me. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Of course not. Nothing you want ever comes easy. I struggled in so many ways. Confidence, Consistency, Financially, but I kept pushing because I knew I had a dream for where I want my future to push forward in. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I am an Associate Real estate Broker for Coldwell Banker Intown. I help people sell/buy/invest and rent real estate all over Georgia. I specialize in listings, relocation, and first-time home buyers. What sets me apart from others is I run my business with kindness. I do not purchase leads, making my business 100% referral-based. I love on my people, and in return, they refer me their people. I like to tell my clients, I may be in sales, but I do not sell you a home, the house sells itself. Your body is going to tell you when you are in the right home for you. I just help you execute your dreams. For me, I practice patients with my clients. Finding a home really is not in our hands. It’s all about timing, and regardless of how long it takes, I will be there with my clients each step of the way until we find home sweet home. 

What does success mean to you?
I define success through time spent and experiences. My career provides me with financial freedom that I need. I am about to spend time with my family whenever I want or even take that random trip without thinking twice. 

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