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Sunita Bali

Re/Max Town Center at Park Potomac

12505 Park Potomac Ave., #220




What was a major turning point in your life and/or career?

In 2013 my daughter had an accident and broke both her knees. At the time, I was working in aeronautics but needed a job with more flexibility so I could help her get back on her feet. Real estate and investments had always been of interest to me, so I decided to get my official real estate license and pursue it as a career. I couldn’t be happier for landing on this path. I love knowing that I have the tools—and expertise—to help people achieve their real estate dreams.

What qualities should a successful real estate agent have?

An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to work relentlessly, as well as resilience to bounce back after setbacks. Real estate agents should be good problem solvers; when unexpected challenges arise, we need to take action and find solutions. It’s also important to have a unique selling proposition, something that lifts you above the crowd. I am a certified home stager and I speak seven languages, which helps me connect with a wide range of clients. And at its core, real estate is all about personal connection.

What woman inspires you and why?

Many women have inspired me at different stages of my life. Growing up in India, I admired Indira Gandhi, the first—and only—female prime minister of India. Not for her politics, but her eloquence and courage. Attending college in France, I became inspired by women in literature: Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Sarojini Naidu—the way she spoke, we called her the Nightingale of India. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s first female chief executive, and Amelia Earhart—she knew she was meant to fly. And, of course, perhaps most influential: my mother.

“I love knowing that I have the tools—and expertise—to help people achieve their real estate dreams.”

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