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As a single mom with a successful real estate career, Valerie Fitzgerald ascribes to the belief that you can achieve anything in life that you set your mind to - as long as you believe in your own personal power.

Over the last fifteen years, Valerie has risen to the top of the real estate world by single-handedly building a multi-million dollar real estate business from the ground up, establishing her own charity foundation, and speaking to thousands of people around the country at numerous business conventions. Her talent for the real estate business along with her drive for success have put her on Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 Agents Nationwide list, and earned her the prestigious honor of being recognized as the real estate agent with the highest residential real estate sales volume in Los Angeles County in 2000.

Valerie’s successful real estate career has earned her the top Los Angeles Residential Real Estate Agent recognition for the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including multiple segments of “Entertainment Tonight”, MTV’s “Cribs”, The BBC and Byron Allen’s show “Every Woman”. As CEO of C.F. Entertainment, Byron Allen asked Valerie on his show to share with women across the country her story of arriving in Los Angeles with nothing but her broken down VW bug and her beautiful baby daughter. Her interview had such an impact on Byron Allen’s audience, that Johanna Castillo of Simon and Schuster, who happened to be watching Valerie’s interview, contacted her to discuss turning her story of determination into a book.

Many ask how she’s able to do it all without succumbing to “real estate agent burnout”. But those who really know Valerie know that she has her finger on the pulse of what it truly means to live your life to the fullest. Valerie learned how to love life and appreciate every day by overcoming emotional, physical, and psychological barriers and setbacks early on. Valerie’s ability to recognize and seize a career change opportunity serves as an inspiration to all working women.

Valerie’s journey from successful Ford Agency model to billion dollar real estate agent is a case study in the power of the heart and soul. Valerie’s approach to the euphoric ups and devastating downs in her life is the true testament to this extraordinary woman.

In her upcoming Simon and Schuster book, Heart and Sold, Fitzgerald recounts her journey as she goes from being an unemployed single mom to creating a successful working woman with a thriving real estate career. Valerie connects with working womem and single moms alike as she unfolds her story of regaining her own personal power by putting herself through real estate classes by night and learning how to become a realtor.
Today, Valerie remains at the top of the ever-changing real estate market by working with Mastermind Groups across the country. Meeting with these groups gives Valerie a better understanding of what’s happening in the real estate market on a national level; and it provides her with an opportunity to learn about new technologies, trends and techniques in the real estate industry.

Although Fitzgerald is constantly on-the-go, she knows that making time to take care of herself is what keeps her on top of her game. Valerie is an expert in knowing how to dress for success; and she regularly consults with her personal business coach, works out with her personal trainer a few times a week and always makes time to spend with her own inspiration, her daughter, Vanessa.

Valerie assumed it would be easy transitioning from her successful modeling days as the “girl next door" in ad and commercial campaigns. It wasn't. Valerie’s new position at a cosmetics company collapsed at her feet, and she found herself with little resources at her fingertips....no income, little savings and with a new baby…. at life's lowest moment. It was at this point the single mother was encouraged by a friend to try real estate.

A long way from the days of napping under desks and struggling to fill an empty rolodex with names, the mother-daughter pair still does many things together – annual ski trips to Aspen, trips to Europe, entertaining friends at their Brentwood home and walking their two dogs, Charlie and Tiger Lily – and they’re just getting started. Nine years ago, they co-founded “Children Uniting Nations”, a mentoring program for foster care children that has attracted such celebrity do-gooders as Jane Seymour and Pierce Brosnan.

Passionate and determined, Valerie Fitzgerald exemplifies for all working women and single Moms what it means to get knocked down but to never give up. “It means everything to me,” Valerie says of her life. “You need to have the dream of how you want your life to be, and then you need the heart to go and get it. Don’t ever give up – if you shoot for the moon and miss, you are still among the stars.”
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Working Women: Time Management Tips for Work at Home Moms

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 6:58pm 0 Comments

It can be tricky trying to balance work and family under the same roof - but with a few smart time management tips, you can perform the balancing act with ease!

Tip #1

A good day planner is essential for all work at home moms. It doesn’t matter if it’s on your computer or on paper – all that matters is that it is easy to follow and you use it.

Start by blocking your and scheduling family time first. These dates and times usually aren’t as flexible, so it’s… Continue

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ...An Introduction to Working from Home

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Today’s working moms know all too well how tricky it can be to perform the balancing act between work and family life.

And….more and more of today’s working moms are leaving the corporate jungle to spend more time at the jungle gym. But, with the expense of raising kids on the rise and college tuition at record highs, giving up an income to stay at home isn’t an option for a lot of working moms today.

The good news is, with today’s technology, working from home isn’t much… Continue

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ...Flexing Your Work Schedule

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Working moms know all too well how tricky it can be to perform the balancing act between work and family life. Somehow soccer practices and band concerts always seem to end up being scheduled at the same time as that meeting with your new client.

And…it seems that, for most moms, being pulled in a million different directions is taking its toll.

Did you know almost half of all working moms say they would take a cut in pay if it meant they could spend more time with their… Continue

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ....Telecommuting

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Let’s get started with my tips for performing the working woman’s balancing act without falling flat on your back with Tip #1.

Tip #1 – Telecommute: Allows people who live far from their place of business to work from home for certain work days and be more effective in their position, because they are not doing long commutes. It’s suppose to allow more productive time for the employer and also give flexibility to the employee if they have children.

If you’re like most… Continue

Working Women: Performing the Balancing Act? ... An Introduction

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If you are a working woman, then I’m sure you’re all too familiar with trying to perform the never-ending balancing act between work and home life. And, if you happen to have children, then chances are you feel like you’re performing the balancing act of life on center stage….with a big, bright spotlight shining down on you!

Just like the single woman who refuses to “settle” for a husband instead of waiting for “Mr. Right”, working women and working moms alike are refusing to accept… Continue

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At 11:45am on July 12, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 9:38pm on June 18, 2012, Joy Friend said…


It's so encouraging to see women being so successful in the real estate business! Thank you! I started a group here "Mamas in Real Estate", feel free to check it out and join!

At 1:41pm on July 14, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (http://thethirdboob.blogspot.com/2011/05/third-boob-story-that-started-it-all.html)
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 5:10pm on August 27, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 12:05pm on July 2, 2008, Stephine said…
Welcome! Its nice to meet new friends... Your motivation here is awesome! I have a very unique greeting card service that I know would definitely be an asset to you in the real estate world that would help you build and network on a personal level. Its crazy how I came across you because I have several real estate brokers and lenders right now using it and it has simplified their life incredibly. I hear more and more from them "I needed this 5 years ago"
I can see you are very busy... just take a moment to sign in and send a few Hallmark style card out to a customer it will arrive in their mailbox as a tangible card within a few days.
It takes 10 minutes to show appreciation the impact will last a life time.
You can also upload your own Handwriting and Signature Font to personalize it send Gift Cards Home Depot, Starbucks, Etc. and many other Gifts Candy, books plus much more. All from the site and arrives with the card. It is truly amazing and simple! Sign in send a few greeting cards out at my expense just to see how it works and the difference it will make when a client, friend or family gets that unexpected card! soclink.com/todaymyway or todaymyway.com
Get creative add Photos Relax and have fun!!
At 6:13am on July 2, 2008, Annette Piper said…
Wow Valerie :) Welcome aboard !
At 1:40am on July 2, 2008, Tena said…
Welcome to the site, have a great evening
At 7:23pm on July 1, 2008, Mommyie Mayhem said…
Hello there . Nice to meet you my new blog friend.

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