We had the good fortune of connecting with Kemora Reaves and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kemora, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was my children. I am manifesting that my business will create generational wealth for them. It has been a passion of mine for years to get into the real estate business. In the past year, I decided to release my fears and go for it. In addition, as a Black woman and the climate of our country and fighting for improved rights for people of color, my goal is to help as many people build their assets through achieving their homeownership dreams.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a real estate agent and I help people sell or buy homes. I think what sets me apart is my character, I am not the overzealous sales agent that some people are accustomed to. I get the job done and I still stay true to the values I have been raised with, integrity and kindness. The lesson I have learned is that preparation and investing in yourself is key. It is not easy, building a real estate business from the ground up in a new city has had its challenges. However, I refuse to give up! My drive to succeed supersedes the challenges.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
One of my favorite spots in the city is the Downtown Gilbert area, it has a variety of restaurants and entertainment places to choose from. LoLo Chicken and Waffles is a staple for me in that area, as I love soul food because it is a family tradition. Another place I love is Rhema Soul Food cuisine, it is a food truck that participates in local festivals. And of couse, the beautiful scenary that makes up Arizona, the mountains, so a trip to one of the mountains would be a must.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to dedicate everything that I am, everything I have accomplished and will achieve in the future to my MOM. She is my best friend and biggest supporter. When I doubt myself, she is always there to reassure me that “I am enough and I’ve got this”.