Over the last few years we’ve had people consistently ask us to help identify black owned businesses. In an effort to begin to share with you some of the great black owned businesses in our community, we are going to begin to release community spotlights on black owned businesses. We sat down with Taneshia Flowers and she shared with us how she got started in the real estate business and how you can contact her for her services.
Q: What made you start a business?
A: I had been working in education for about 7 years and although I was passionate about working with my students I didn’t feel as though I was fulfilling my true purpose. I wanted to teach my community how to build wealth through real estate but I was worried about leaving my salary paid position for the uncertainties of a commission-based job. I knew real estate had the potential to take me where I wanted to be and it also gave me the opportunity to work hand in hand with the people from my community. I felt as though I was stepping over a dollar to pick up a nickel so I decided to walk away. It was the best decision that I have ever made!
Q: What has been most rewarding about being an entrepreneur?
A: The most rewarding thing about being an entrepreneur is having the ability to serve others. It’s knowing that I have the opportunity to impact the lives of generations to come with real estate! The market is full of millennial buyers and the majority of them know that real estate is the key to generational wealth! It’s an amazing feeling to know that I am going to be a part of their legacy. There are thousands of agents in Baton Rouge, but they chose me! I am forever grateful to my clients, past, present, and future for the opportunity to serve them!
Q: What services or product does your business provide?
A: A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of REALTORS®. As your REALTOR® my job is to rent, buy, or sell property for my clients. My duties include but are not limited to: researching property listings, accompany clients to various property showings, discuss or negotiate conditions of sale, and draw up contracts. Many home buyers and sellers are not aware of the true value that a Realtor provides during the course of a real estate transaction. In fact, many people are not cognizant of the professional knowledge, expertise, and hard work that go into bringing about a successful real estate transaction.
Q: What lessons have you learned on the journey you’d like to share?
A: I’ve learned to be patient. God is always on time! It may sound cliché but I had to learn how to be at rest in the midst of my situation and know that everything will work itself out in God’s timing and not mines.
Q: What are the challenges of being a young black professional?
A: The biggest challenge has been the misconception that individuals who are self-employed have a lot of down time and unlimited business hours! I spend a lot of hours researching properties, investing in continuing education and developing my brand. I work more hours as an entrepreneur than I ever did as an employee!
Q: Without exposing all your plans, what does the future look like for your brand?
A: The future is look pretty bright for Taneshia Flowers, Realtor! My clientele is constantly growing and I have begun to implement some systems that will increase customer satisfaction. I have plans to utilize my resources and the relationships that I’ve built to give back to my community. My building partner Route Construction, LLC and I are currently working on some community outreach and volunteer projects that will impact North Baton Rouge in a major way!
Q: Why Baton Rouge?
A: The answer is simple, this is HOME and there is no place like it!
“The journey to homeownership is not always an easy one. However, as your licensed real estate professional I promise to make this transaction as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones. Myself, along with my preferred partners are ready to serve you! If you or anyone that you may know is interested in purchasing, selling, investing, or starting a career in real estate please do not hesitate to contact me at 225-620-3686.” We aim to help empower black businesses, to create generational wealth. Check out Taneshia and #BuyBlack.