Gina Michelle

Gina Michelle runs a high-volume real estate team at The Agency, focusing on the Valley and Calabasas. She has achieved more than $1 billion in career sales and has been recognized among the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide by RealTrends every year from 2019 to 2023. Gina has been named as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Dynamic Brokers, and is ranked by RealTrends as #22 Small Team in California and #54 Small Team Nationwide. Additionally, Gina’s team has been named Top Team in the Valley and one of Los Angeles magazine’s Real Estate All-Stars for four consecutive years.

What are the benefits of having women in leadership?

I recently heard about a study that women in leadership roles are outperforming their male counterparts in four of the five categories that were surveyed. I think women have an incredible ability to adapt to situations quickly. It is empowering to see more and more amazing powerhouse women leading in their respective industries. I am grateful that my children are growing up in a world where women have the same opportunities available to them as men. This is in sharp contrast to when I started this business as a young 22-year-old woman. I have truly noticed the pivotal changes over the last decade! 

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out in business?

I would have told myself to start my career with a top-tier mentor. I am completely self-taught. I was a licensed broker running my own shop at age 23 with no one to lean on or ask questions of. In operating our team, I now realize the immense value of growth under an experienced mentor. It can put you on the fast track to knowledge, lessen your liability risks and teach you quickly how to be an outstanding agent. 

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