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Marquis Who's Who Honors Raquel Lavender for Success in Real Estate

Raquel Lavender is recognized for over two decades of hard work in the residential real estate sector

In light of her altruistic spirit and all the charitable work she has done and continues to do, Ms. Lavender received a Good Neighbor Award from the Metro South Association of REALTORS.

    STOCKBRIDGE, GA, March 28, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Raquel Lavender has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With a career spanning over two decades, Ms. Lavender has established herself as an expert in residential real estate since 2001. Currently serving as a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty, she is committed to the agency, assisting clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to those downsizing. Ms. Lavender's day begins early with mastermind calls, followed by client care calls, networking events, and educational opportunities. Additionally, she has extended her expertise as an Associate Broker since 2003.

Ms. Lavender's commitment to excellence is evident in her sales achievements, ascending from the top 20% to being among the top 3% in an office of nearly 400 agents. Before her tenure with KW, she was a REALTOR with 3 other companies in the first 4 years of her career. Before pivoting into the industry, Ms. Lavender garnered success in customer service and accounting work for JCPenney between 1994 and 2003.

Dedicated to community service, Ms. Lavender's hard work is exemplified through Dream Big Scholarships Inc. The organization, founded by her and her family in 2017, has provided over $60,000 in scholarships for 245 local children's extracurricular activities. She has also been a volunteer advisory board member for the Jonesboro headquarters of The Salvation Army since 2005. Moreover, Ms. Lavender frequently donates to worthy causes, including Kares 4 Kids, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Atlanta Mission, and other local initiatives.

Highly qualified in her industry, Ms. Lavender received credentials and designations as an Accredited Buyer's Representative, Accredited Seller's Representative, Affordable Housing Specialist, At Home With Diversity, Certified Distressed Properties Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified New Home Sales Professional, Certified Listing Professional, Certified International Properties Specialist, Certified Foreigner Investor Specialist, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute, Transnational Referral Certification and Performance Management Network. Ms. Lavender's academic background also includes college coursework in business administration and additional certifications in Organizational Leadership and International Business through Georgia State University and Grassroots Leadership through the University of Georgia.

Ms. Lavender's leadership skills shone brightly during her presidency of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Atlanta Chapter in 2018 when under her guidance the Chapter was nationally awarded as the Chapter of the Year. She was also the South Regional National Advocacy Committee Director for Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee where under her direction the Charlotte, NC Chapter was recognized nationally as the Advocacy Chapter of the Year. She is currently a member of the NAHREP Southeast Region Corporate Board of Governors and the KW Hispanic Affinity group KW CHISPA National Leadership Council. Furthermore, she is a professional member of Business Network International.

In light of her altruistic spirit and all the charitable work she has done and continues to do, Ms. Lavender received a Good Neighbor Award from the Metro South Association of REALTORS. Looking ahead, Ms. Lavender envisions expanding her business through a trusted team of professionals. This growth strategy aligns with her desire to increase her philanthropic efforts and volunteer work while maintaining a successful business operation.

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