Rarely do you see people who’s childhood dream was to sell homes. There’s always a breaking point in someone’s journey that takes them down that path. Salma Manaa is no exception and on this episode of the Real Estate Moguls Podcast, she has quite the story to tell.
Growing up, Salma was dedicated to the vision that her family and society had for her: go to medical school and become a successful doctor. Serendipitously, while in college getting her Bachelor’s in Biology, she wanted a part-time office job and kept knocking on a particular Mortgage Broker’s door until that broker finally said yes.
The next thing she knew, Salma was getting more tasks assigned to her at work and had a life changing conversation with that broker where she told Salma “you’re not supposed to go to medical school.”
As Salma puts it, “I will never forget that conversation. Long story short, I graduated, I did the whole nine yards. I took my MCat. I applied for school. I almost got in, I got some interviews and I just never went. I went full-time in the mortgage industry.”
An only child of an immigrant family from Egypt, that didn’t go over so well at first. That didn’t stop Salma. From an early age, she always had a passion for helping people. At the time, she didn’t realize there were other ways than being a doctor. Now, it’s the touching stories of people who are being turned out on the streets or can’t afford a home that keep her motivated every day to help them close on their loans.
“They're constantly calling me, texting me and they're just like, you really changed my life. And that's really what I really want. That's what I wanted to do. I wanted to change people's lives.”
Tune in on this episode of the podcast to hear more about Salma’s inspirational story of following your heart and how she finds success in helping others realize their home owning dreams.
Topics: Real Estate Moguls