Leisel L. Taylor is the Real Estate Broker and Owner of Village Premier Collection MD Realty. She's committed to empowering community through real estate, check out our interview with her below!
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
It was less of an inspiration and moreso a situation. I had no desire or plan to get into real estate. My husband and I were selling our house that we purchased back in 2007. During this time, the housing market was crazy. We purchased our house at the top of the market and in 2011, due to job and income changes, we had to sell our house. My husband was paying attention to the real estate agent, who was helping us with the transaction. I’ll never forget one day when I got done signing documents with her, my husband looked at me and said, ‘You can do what she’s doing.’ I questioned it, but he was sure. I then signed up for the 10-day pre-licensing real estate class and sat for the exam. I passed it on my first try. The next day, I signed up with the real estate company that I have been with for ten years until I started my own brokerage, Village Premier Collection Maryland Realty. That’s how I got started, just trying to sell my own house.
Share one of your most memorable accomplishments to-date:
My most memorable and humbling accomplishment to date is opening my own real estate brokerage with the genuine support of my agent partners, family and my husband. The name is Village Premier Collection Maryland and it really took a Village to get me to this point in my real estate career. It’s located in Lanham, Maryland. To give you a little information on the brokerage that I just started, it’s actually a franchise that I purchased. The headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
We are expanding into the Washington D.C. market. Village is focused on helping agents build successful businesses. We launched officially October 1st, 2021. We celebrated our grand opening on November 12th. We have 20 agents that decided to go on this journey with us and I am so truly humbled that I have now been entrusted with helping them grow their business.
What top 2 pieces of advice would you give to a newer entrepreneur?
My two pieces of advice are:
(1) Always be learning-based. It's one of the things that I’ve noticed with people who enter the industry. Newer agents believe that once they have completed one or two transactions, they know it all. I’ve been doing this since 2012 and I know for a fact that I still don’t know it all. I’m learning something new everyday. Always be ready to invest in yourself so you can ensure that you keep up with market and real estate trends.
(2) To have a strong belief and faith in the growth of your business. To always remember that "It is a marathon and not a sprint."
What is next for you in 2022?
Growth! That’s the best way I can put it. When I look over my almost 10-years in real estate, I’ve just been growing. I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my brokerage, myself, and the agents that join my brokerage. I intend to help agents build successful businesses which will then lead to the empowerment of families through real estate.
To connect with Leisel. L Taylor visit: