Rachel Ezra has assisted buyers and sellers with their real estate goals for more than 18 years. After starting her career in commercial real estate, she transitioned to residential real estate when she moved to Manhattan Beach. She joined Vista Sotheby’s International Realty four years ago.
What is your #1 piece of advice during this unprecedented time?
“Take a moment, take a deep breath and be thankful for what you have. Do not focus on what you don’t have or what others do have. Be present in the moment and enjoy your family time.”
What have been your proudest moments during the recent crisis?
“I am honored to find the perfect home for my clients amid the pandemic. Nowadays a home must serve a multitude of situations. Your dining room table is now your office, your kids’ school, your kids’ play area and your dinner table all in one day.”
Has motherhood made you a better entrepreneur?
“Motherhood and raising a family have made me a better entrepreneur because I have greater insight into the family dynamic. As families evolve, so do their real estate needs. A home with a backyard may be essential for a family with young kids, or a pool for families with older kids, or an in-home office for a work-from-home parent. As our population is getting older, the empty nesters may want to downsize and get closer to the beach.”
What are you especially grateful for today?
“I am grateful for family time. I value my clients’ trust and confidence in me and sincerely appreciate their loyalty and business. I am grateful for our son’s aide and our nanny, who shows up to work every day and helps take care of our twins. I am thankful to be able to work in our beach community; living and working by the beach gives me a sense of serenity I never knew before.”
Tell us about your ideal day off.
“Leisurely cooking breakfast with my husband, taking the twins to the beach with other families, surfing, swimming in the ocean, playing in the sand and just staring at the waves. After coming home, open a nice bottle of wine, cook dinner and watch a movie with the kids while snuggling on the sofa together.”
What vacation destination are you dreaming of these days?
“I would love to take my family to Greece (my husband’s roots) and Israel (where I’m originally from).”