It takes imagination and courage to break out of the financial safety net we create for ourselves with a 9-to-5 job. Many of us dream about doing it, and few of us actually go through with it, especially when it comes to giving up a cushy high-paying job for a career field we know little about.
Leka Devatha took that chance about 7 years ago. She quit her job at Nordstrom to try her hand at fixing and flipping homes. After a string of successful flips, she obtained her broker's license in 2017 and became one of the top-producing agents in her office. She has now flipped over 50 homes and has expanded her focus to include land development, additions, acquiring long-term rentals both in-state and out-of-state. She also serves as an advisor on the board of Certain Lending, a FinTech company based in San Francisco. She enjoys inspiring and motivating other entrepreneurs to build successful businesses and for this reason hosts a monthly meetup, “Real Estate at Work” to bring new and seasoned investors together.