Delilah Brown has been an active member of the Boston community for five years now and is so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate.
Do you have a "branding slogan" or something you'd like to convey to every client?
"It's simple; There's a place for you. I believe everyone has a purpose and a place in the world, and If I could play even a small role in facilitating that process of getting people closer to their place in the world, then I've fulfilled my duties as a Realtor®."
What type of music do you listen to?
"I love 80's music. I'm talking Whitney Huston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, 10cc, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Ferry, Queen, Toto, the list goes on!"
What is your favorite part of the business? Why?
"Buying a house and transforming it into a home is one of the biggest milestones a person can reach in their lifetime. Home is the center where good memories are created, and life lessons are learned. It's where children will grow, the place of celebration, the place where love lives, and where you will feel the safest in the world. That first time walking into a house with my client and watching them fall in love with what will be their home has to be the best part of the job."
Who would you choose if you had to pick a TV series character as your alter ego?
"I have about 100! Hahaha, but I will narrow it down to three. Olivia Pope played by Kerry Washington from Scandal, Fiona Goode played by Jessica Lange from American Horror Stories: Coven and Rue played by the fabulous Zendaya from Euphoria. I love all these characters because they are played by amazing female actors. Watching these women's stories unfold with their unique challenges and how they handled them with finesse is invigorating."
Are you involved in community service, volunteer work, club memberships, school activities, etc.?
"I am, so being the first in my family to get a Bachelor's degree was a big deal. Going to Boston University was even a bigger deal. Leaving my friends and family behind in Chicago to study in Boston was the biggest deal. So, here I am, a first-gen student at this large institution and miles away from home. How would anyone navigate the challenges of transitioning into and staying in college without any background or reference to the college experience? I am getting involved with the Boston University Dean of Student office to create a network program that will focus on the transition, guidance, mentorship, and ongoing support into the college experience as a first-generation student."
What does Delilah do in her free time?
"Ahh, free time! What a luxury. This is the first summer in about eight years that I don't have any summer courses or study for a big exam. So, I decided to restart the hobbies that I loved, like horseback riding (English Style) and gardening. Also, this is the summer when I challenge myself. So I'm taking up boxing, ballet, and golf. And maybe modeling, we will see!"
How has a career in real estate helped you?
"Joining real estate gave me the biggest gift I could ever ask for, and that's confidence! Throughout my childhood, high school, and even college, I have all these amazing talents and attributes that people never really got a chance to see because I wasn't that confident to let myself be shown. When I started in real estate as a tour specialist, the first three weeks were terrifying. I had to meet these people I had never met before, show them houses, and be able to sell a house and give advice. So here I am, this introverted, shy person, challenging myself every day to break out of my shell more and more because the more I allow myself to be immersed in the experience, the more I connect with people. As I connected with people, I began to understand them and their problems, goals, fears, and what motivates them. Then came the realization that I could relate to some people, and that understanding helped me speak up with volume and confidence."
What do you do better than your competition?
"Humbly speaking, I believe that I am my biggest competitor. I view my fellow Compass and real estate industry colleagues not as competition but as one big team. A team that I look towards for guidance, support, and connection. One of our goals in this industry is to serve our clients' needs. I'm always competing with myself on creating innovative ways to solve my client's problems."
What is one piece of advice you received that has stuck with you?
"A slow quarter beats a fast dollar."