At the core, delving into the world of real estate investing takes a fierce yet pleasant breed that balances tenacity and social grace. At least that was the path for Vee Le, a HomeVestors© buyer who enabled this harmony to nurture her business strategy and evolving network of supporters that cultivates her success as an investor.
Facing obstacles from the get-go as a female minority from Vietnam this petite frame with a soft voice learned there was only one way to succeed as a real estate investor: LISTEN TO YOUR MOMMA. Summoning the inner teachings of her hardworking mother who led her and her family to the United States, adverse circumstances were a distraction from the prize. You keep moving forward, no matter what’s in the way.
“Failure was not an option when I got started,” Vee Le says. “Growing up, my mother taught me that you had to just keep going.”
Headfirst, Vee dove into investing with a mission to be her own boss, call her own shots and above all, allow her the flexibility to be a good mother and role model to her 6-year-old daughter Thien-Lam. It took persistence and a certain kind of toughness with a feminine touch to break ground on her career.
At first, to be taken seriously was a challenge. People wouldn’t listen, call back, or even give her the time of day. ‘What does she know?’ was a common shadow of censorship on her potential when she initially tried to engage with other members of the industry. When most would have given up being repeatedly overlooked, Vee marched forward with a louder click of her heels and palpable persistence in her intention. There was one mission: You are going to listen to me, and you are going to like what I have to say.
“Eventually they realized I was serious,” Vee reflects. “And they saw I was more than just a pretty face.”
Reminiscing on her first deal, Vee recalls showing up at an appointment for a house that belonged to a young couple. It was an inheritance property from the wife’s mother, who was pregnant at the time. The home was in poor condition, rough exterior and dim light. One of the bathrooms was so dilapidated that they had boarded it up. Vee made the offer on the front porch, which was met with an accepting smile from the couple. All that she could think as they agreed on the deal was: “I just bought a dump.” But she flipped it and made a profit, which was enough motivation to keep her going. With one deal under her belt, Vee took the lessons and went for the next.
And the next.
And the next.
Not all were smooth. Not all were lucrative. But the small steps accumulated to grand strides, and her bank account proved it.
Now after 100+ deals, with a better grasp on the industry, the market and a fool-proof business style, Vee is a leader in her immediate industry as the founder of Real Estate Ballers, known as REBallers in Central Texas. The intention to educate other aspiring investors generously extends the wealth of knowledge she’s gained from mentors and deals during her career while intricately reinforcing a growing network that she plans to overlap into other cities and states. The REBallers have a heart in Central Texas, but they will eventually embody the country as the top real estate investors in the game.
The REBallers make the initial jump into real estate investing a motivational fun, enlightening affair.
“I want to impact people on a much bigger sale,” Vee excitedly explains. “The intention is really simple, in showing that someone like me is able to get to where I am today, but you’ll never learn if you don’t start.”
On her personal time, Vee dedicates herself to motherhood and a vision of one day providing alternative options for foster children by providing homes and mentorship opportunities.
“You know, kids don’t have a choice, someone put them on this earth and put them in situations they didn’t ask for,” she explains. “I became who I am today because of my mom and the struggles I witnessed her overcome, showing me the value of hard work – so I want to prepare children to be able to do that in their life.”