Rising Stars in Real Estate: Marina Mayhew

by Sage Dillon on July 31, 2012



Marina MayhewMarina Mayhew, SFR
Long Realty Company | Tucson
Licensed in July 2009
marinam.longrealty.com

When the non-profit where Marina Mayhew had worked for 15 years closed, a friend suggested she consider real estate. “I decided to take real estate classes primarily to learn about the field,” she says. “But I found that I absolutely loved the logic of it.”

“I had a lot of success in the past. With real estate, I knew that I was starting from scratch,” she says. Three traits helped her succeed. First, perseverance: “I was able to manage my aspirations, start from the bottom, go to work and do a good job every day.” Second, humility: “I knew that I didn’t know much but that I could ask questions and learn from people willing and able to teach me.” Third, passion: “I study real estate in my downtime, carry around law books and read industry magazines before bedtime.”

Mayhew recognizes that there is no one formula for success in real estate. Everyone uses their unique qualities—whether they’re Internet skills or personal relationships—to make this career work for them. “I became more successful when I realized that for me, real estate is a good synergy between art and science,” she says. “The science is knowing the statistics, inventory, pricing and the contract. The art is managing client expectations, vendor relationships and my own time.”

Born in Siberia, Mayhew has been in Tucson for 21 years. “I’m well traveled, but I find Tucson to be very unique. It’s a small big town, and I love it here,” she says. “I think that when you love where you are and what you do, it comes naturally to share it with prospective clients. I’m not selling anything. I’m just sharing my enthusiasm.”


 
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This is one of eight rising star profiles included in the July issue of Arizona REALTOR® Magazine.


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Sage Dillon

Sage Dillon is the Communications Manager for the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. You can find her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Bob Bergman January 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Nice article. There is no doubt the real estate market has changed over the past several years but with due diligence, those that take the time to properly purchase or sell property, can still reap some pretty good rewards.

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