Q&A Profile – Charisma Smith

Charisma Smith

PRIDE Magazine – March 2022 issue
Question & Answer Profile

Charisma Smith
2022 Canopy Realtor® Association/Canopy MLS Executive Committee

What made you decide to get into real estate?

I fell in love with real estate many years ago after working on my own home purchase at age 23. Something drew me to it — I was in-tune with the whole process. My Realtor® even suggested that I should go into real estate. It was not until years later my sorority sister encouraged me to get my license; that was all the prompting I needed. I immediately did it and immediately developed a love and passion for the industry. It brings me joy to be able to serve people by helping them with one of their largest transactions. I want to be the person that helps them create and sustain generational wealth.

Any advice for women who are in real estate or considering the career?

Just do it! Be fearless, be strong and be courageous on the journey. If this is something you want to do, do not let anyone’s opinion stop you. Expect endless possibilities and opportunities every day. Women are some of the most resourceful, caring, organized, attention-to-detail multitaskers in the industry.

What tips would you give people looking to buy their first home or invest in real estate?

Now is the time to buy a home while interest rates are low, obtaining tax advantages and the opportunity to build generational wealth. Do your research, find a good Realtor® you can trust and pursue the American dream. Becoming a homeowner will change your life. It’s better to pay for your own home through homeownership than to pay for someone else’s through rent.

Why is being involved with Canopy Realtor® Association and your community important to you?

It’s important see diversity at all levels. Decisions are made at board levels, and diverse perspectives should be considered; they can change the landscape of ideas and decisions. There are some things board members cannot speak to if they have never experienced it. I can be that voice, helping level the playing field and explaining things from a different perspective. It is also important for people to see someone that looks like them at the board level.

I serve because I love being a servant leader. It means that I am committed to putting my personal interests last, and the interests of others first. I want to give hope to people in any situation. I display this by serving in the community, church and Association.