Monica Cornelius understands the true value of a home in that it’s as emotional as it is monetary. Because real estate is the biggest investment for most people, Monica has a firm handle on the rollercoaster experience that often accompanies it. Having lost her home and almost everything else she possessed during the 2008 recession, she conducts herself in this business with that memory always fresh in her mind. Monica understands that not everyone sells for positive reasons, and she feels it’s her responsibility to lead with compassion no matter the motivation behind the transaction.
Born and raised in Southern California, Monica raised four sons for 22 years before she began helping people find homes. She also ran many fundraising and charity events and organized and taught premarital and newly married couple classes at her church, developing a nurturing ease in working with others and solving problems. When considering a career, Monica’s husband, Mike, convinced her to become a real estate agent. When he told her, “You work harder for free than most people work for money,” he knew she’d be successful at it, and he was right.
After completing a six-month mentorship program, Monica was invited by her brokerage’s top agent to join her team. The opportunity thrust Monica into high-level real estate dealings at the onset. It also taught her the two most valuable lessons in this business: Clients come first, and every problem in real estate has a solution. Customer service lies at Monica’s core. She provides the service they deserve for the trust they place in her. She adds value with her husband, Mike, on the loan side of the business, and she is a certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource — not to mention that she speaks Spanish fluently.
Away from real estate, Monica enjoys spending time with her growing family and playing tennis competitively. Having lived in Yorba Linda since 1995, she is heavily involved in her community.
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