Women’s History Month Feature: Rachel White
For Women’s History Month, we feature an agent whose path and passions brought her back to the real estate industry. Meet Rachel White of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beazley, REALTORS®.
Rachel’s career path to becoming a Realtor® was unusual. She started her first journey in real estate in northeast Georgia at a golf resort community. However, a move out of the area redirected her path for a few years until a return to new construction real estate in 2009. Another move out of state redirected her path in the real estate field until 2017, when she returned.
She shares, “I always got those little nudges to return to real estate. My mom would mention real estate. My church advisor, some who didn’t know I have been a Realtor®, told me he thought I would do really well as one.”
With a few years of life experience, Rachel brought a new mindset and a strong desire to help others.
Inspiring the Next Generation
During the early stages of her career, Rachel worked in industries run mainly by men. Therefore, she strives to show young girls and daughters that they can run a business and succeed.
“I wanted to show my daughters that they don’t have to do what I do but that they are more than capable of doing what I do.”
She reflected on the women who inspired her as a young female entering the workforce.
Her first real estate mentor was Sherry Melton, an experienced and very successful Realtor® who had continuously been in the Top Five Agents of the Southeast.
Rachel recalls, “I was stuck to this woman’s hip. I listened to every phone call and went to every listing appointment. I just learned so much from her. She was a genuinely nice person and a respected leader in her field.”
The Skills That Carried Her Sucess
Rachel credits her tenacity for her success as a real estate agent. She urges new agents to have a lot of self-discipline and be adaptable.
“It’s not an easy business. It’s very reactionary. You’re going to get turned down a lot. And every transaction is either going to be very routine or a very ‘interesting’ one.”
In addition, Rachel’s willingness to learn has helped her appear as a knowledge resource to her clients and peers.
She accepts that every transaction will be different and that only some things will go according to plan. So her willingness to adapt and navigate through challenging situations has helped her.
Her Passions Outside of Work
Rachel’s hobbies and interests are ever-changing.
From 2016 to 2020, she was a competitive bodybuilder who competed regionally and nationally. She placed in numerous competitions and outcompeting both veteran and younger members of the bodybuilder community.
In November, she joined the Rotary Club of Martinez-Evans, a leadership organization dedicated to providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards, and fostering peace in the communities they serve. She recently served as a school and state judge for the Laws of Life essay contest that Rotary sponsors.
Rachel is on the committee for Bill Beazley Home’s charity and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors.
Sharing Her Wisdom
When advising the next generation of entrepreneurs, Rachel said, “Talk to people. Continue to learn and grow. Whatever your passion is, continue to learn, be of service to others, and you’ll be successful no matter what.”