30 Under 30 Honorees of 2014

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Ivan Estrada
Keller Williams Realty-Sunset
Keller Williams Realty,
7920 W. Sunset #100
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Individual volume: 
$7.1 million
Individual sides: 

His ‘Real’ Calling

Before Ivan Estrada started in real estate, his career felt less than fulfilling. Working as an accountant, he considered himself a “puppet in a well-oiled machine,” he says. “I never felt like I was making a difference in my community. My skills were not being focused toward something meaningful.” He entered real estate in May 2010. One month later, when he closed his first deal, his career path became clear. “When I handed those keys to my first-time buyer, the first thing I noticed were the tears that filled her eyes,” Estrada says. “At that instant, I was so overcome with emotion and completely humbled by the whole experience, and I knew that this was my calling.”