Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) is thrilled to congratulate RSIR broker Cayla Ji who has been elected president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Seattle Metro. The Women’s Council’s mission is to bring together a network of successful Realtors and advance women as business leaders in the industry and in the communities they serve.
“I think organizations like Women’s Council of REALTORS® is important because it gives men and women the opportunity to constantly better ourselves as business professionals, leaders, community members, and to build lifelong friendships,” says Cayla.
Several opportunities initially drew Cayla to get involved with the Women’s Council, including the opportunity to further her real estate education. Monthly meetings allowed her to keep up with changes happening in the real estate industry, and she says the information learned benefits both her and her clients.
Opportunities for leadership and networking were also a draw to the organization. As a self-described introvert, Cayla shares that by being active in the group and taking on leadership roles with increasing responsibility, she emerged from her shell. Now, as president-elect, she’s “talking in front of large crowds, running and organizing board meetings and monthly meetings.”As a broker in the bustling Seattle metro area, an agents’ business often benefits from networking with their fellow brokers and making connections with real estate based companies. “I’ve been blessed with friendships I’ve made with other Realtors, lenders, title reps, and have developed a great network of people to refer my clients to, and I know them on a personal level.”
The Women’s Council also provided Cayla and her fellow members with the opportunity to get involved in the community. Her chapter has worked with Mary’s Place, a non-profit organization that helps women and families move out of homelessness and into more stable situations. In addition to fundraisers for the organization, the Women’s Council has held volunteer days where group members get work alongside contractors at the homeless shelter. In 2020, the Women’s Council will be supporting the non-profit organization, Humble Design. “When these families move into their new homes, they often struggle to furnish and decorate,” says Cayla. “Humble Design goes the extra mile to make a house a home.”
While Cayla doesn’t assume her full duties as local president until next year, she has started lining up great speakers for her fellow Realtors and is planning to travel with the Women’s Council to Washington, D.C. to speak about the rights of homeowners.