Ariana Anjaz Realtor

eXp Realty

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Non-profit executive.

Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Covington, Washington.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a doctor, a heart surgeon no less.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I love hiking and powerlifting to release stress.

What is Seattle’s best-kept secret?

Seattle’s best kept secret is that getting a hot cup of coffee and enjoying it in waterfall garden park, hits different.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love that I am able to help families not only buy and sell homes, but that I am able to educate and teach them how to build generational wealth. Coming from a family of immigrants, we were never taught this, or shown that it is possible and not just reserved for the 1%.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I share lived experience with many of my clients, and I have a tried and true formula to build generational wealth through real estate. I started out in real estate as an investor with minimal resources. That — and I can relate to a wide range of ages and experiences to make each transaction personalized, easy and comfortable for my clients.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Managing client expectations — as an agent I keep up with market trends so it isn’t new to me. Every so often I’ll have a client who bought a house 10 years ago want to buy a new one for a similar price, style or build. Though I do my best to educate and inform, it’s still disappointing that prices have increased so much over time.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Social media, hosting open houses and networking with everyone! Some of my most surprising clients have come from times when I was just enjoying myself at an event or even at the gym!

What has been your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment is that I have purchased two homes for each of my daughters, 6 & 2.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

I actually don’t have the opportunity to binge; if I’m lucky I have 30 minutes to sit down and read a book. However, I have been listening to “How I Built This” podcast on my drives!

What’s your favorite meal in Seattle?

There is this small Middle Eastern cafe near Pikes Place Market called Miss Cafe. I have been loving their homemade Pide!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Seattle?

Biased a little because I am a University of Washington alum, I love the look of Suzzalo Library. Everything from the the steps leading up to it, to the grand staircase leading into the large reading room.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

A client and I had made all of these plans to meet houses, confirmed location, time/date, all the works, and they just never showed up. Not only did they not show up, I found out they picked up and moved out of the country in a span of three days!

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

You don’t need a ton of capital or experience to become a first time investor.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Without a doubt, I absolutely love Cancun, Mexico. I appreciate the topography changes from one city to another, and there’s something for everyone.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Don’t give up, even when nothing is happening.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?

I am old school; I find Homesnap from NWMLS to be a great tool for myself and my clients.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Yay London and Austin Rutherford are two of my favorite real estate moguls I follow on social media.

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