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Moments That Made Her: Leona Skiles

(Published on - 3/15/2023 12:55:20 AM)


Moments That Made Her with Leona Skiles- Realty Executives Farragut


Welcome to this month's edition of our Moments That Made Her blog, where we learn more about the moments that impacted successful women within our brokerage. This month, we get to hear from Leona Skiles, top agent based out of REA Farragut.


1. What inspired you to get into real estate?

June 2019- I was given an ulimatum at my full time catscan job of staying over night or going to get my kids...I of course chose my kids and walked out. I took a leap of faith into real estate the next week. Being a single mom of 2 precious little girls that were 5 and 7 at the time...real estate gave me the freedom to be present for everything for them and I was able to take them with me...I never had to choose what mattered most.

2. Did you have a mentor/role model growing up?
I have been on my own since 15 so I have always had at least 2 jobs from restaurants to organ donation and now real estate and entreprenuership...I appreciate all the people that believed in me and helped me believe in myself. 
3.How did they influence your work ethic? 

By giving me a chance...I never wanted to let anyone down...showing up and loyalty has always been important to me.

4. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Not a quitter!

5. Looking back, what is your favorite real estate memory or moment?

Oh my goodness there are so many things to be grateful for in real estate. It has brought me my tribe of close friends and connections, it has allowed me to be a mom first, it inspired me to start my own business, it has strengthened my faith by showing me over and over that in being my true authentic self business always comes right when I needed it...whether it be from an old neighbor from childhood to people I worked with at the hospital, all the referrals and now repeat clients. But my favorite moment recently would have to be sitting on St Pete Beach watching the sunset with my ride or die real estate tribe accepting my first million dollar contract... 5 years of climbing and recreating myself after divorce in that moment I could finally breathe, I knew it was all going to be ok and I had made it for me and my girls. 

5. What advice would you give other agents in this industry?

Real estate is all about relationships and connections.


Leona Skiles | March 2023 | | 10255 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922




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