I was born in Morgantown, WV, grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and have called Cleveland my home now for more than 18 years. I graduated from North Olmsted High School and received my undergrad in Accounting from Bowling Green State University where I was also a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Upon graduation, I returned home and went to grad school at Cleveland State University to obtain my Masters in Accounting. I spent six years in the field of accounting working both the public and private sectors and enjoyed my time learning, but was always looking for a new opportunity in the field of real estate. Currently, I live on Cleveland’s west side in West Park and enjoy the vibrant community atmosphere.
My first exposure to real estate occurred when my family moved from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. Although moving at a younger age was a challenging time for me….our real estate agent made it an immensely positive journey. The Realtor was instrumental in helping us move from the only home I had ever known making it a genuinely great experience. She was able to guide us to the appropriate Realtor in Cleveland through her vast connections whom were just as able and willing to help. I didn’t know it at the time, but that was an experience which would stick with me for years to come.
I spent several years developing myself in the Accounting field while away at college, but was introduced back into the real estate field one summer while back home. I had the opportunity to work for a property manager located in Cleveland Heights, expanding my horizons in the field. My roll there consisted of working alongside a Realtor to prepare a house for sale/rent and enabled me to interact with clients on a one on one basis. I had the great opportunity to shadow and learn how to help clients develop their homes to either be rented or sold to potential clients on the market. I assisted the Realtor and clients by taking a large burden off of their shoulders and helping them meet their goals through a positive, yet challenging experience.
My goal as a Realtor is to treat others how I would like to be treated, while assisting them in a common goal. For me that means to be honest and fair and above all else have my client’s best interest at heart. I want to exceed all the expectations that you will have as a Realtor. I am privileged to be a member of the Premier Ohio Sales Team of Keller Williams. As a member of the #1 Keller Williams real estate team in Ohio, it will be my honor to use our knowledge and resources to truly surpass your expectations during your buying and/or selling experience.
Mashume Akpo-Esambe, Realtor