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Inspiring Conversations with Inna Ogbeide of iLux Investments

Today we’d like to introduce you to Inna Ogbeide.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My father was a huge influence on my interest in real estate. He was a proud immigrant and entrepreneur from Nigeria.

After completing my undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, I found work in corporate America to gain stability for myself because I had always believed that was what you were supposed to do.

It wasn’t until I was nearing my first year with the company that I realized how important and valuable my work meant to the company.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Easy? Not at all. I worked full time and drove across town to take my real estate courses at night. I received my license in May of 2017 and sadly in October of 2017 my father passed away. By December 2017, I had been laid off from the corporate job and that’s when I decided to go full time in Real Estate. You can imagine the amount of stress & grief I was dealing with during that time. From that pain, I found strength. I began to write down all my accomplishments big and small. Losing my father made me realize life is short. It changed the way I looked at everything. I began to write out my life goals. It brought out the hustle in me, even more.

By January of 2018, I had closed on my very first real estate deal and become a Top Producer within my brokerage, less than three months in the industry. I knew it was no coincidence; but God. I knew if I could do numbers like that for a Fortune 500 company, I could do the same for myself.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I sell homes! As a service-oriented and relationship-driven individual, I am a preferred real estate professional with experience and contributions to various real estate industries. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated my expertise in earning client trust, building prosperous business relationships and understanding specifically what my clients are seeking when it comes to selling or buying a home.

As a preferred real estate professional, I am known for my outstanding client service, diligent work ethic and poised characteristics. I specialize in First Time Home Buyers, New Construction Sales, Residential and Commercial Sales, Luxury Home Sales and Leasing, Investment Sales, Relocation Assistance and much more!

What sets me apart from other agents is that I care. I care about you, your family, your mental health and your overall well-being. I’m that Realtor who is the same person on and off social media. The Realtor that will show you a house at 9am and meet up with you for happy hour by 4pm.

I want the readers to know that iLux Investments is expanding!!! iLux investments is the Real Estate piece of the brand. iLux is currently working on expanding into retail, beauty and e-commerce. Offering products and services for everyday life, for the everyday person and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
GOD & MY TRIBE: My Parents, Siblings, extended Family & Friends all play a significant role in my story.

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