Valarie R. Brooks

Entrepreneur and Investor

About Valarie Forbes and Fortune’s Endorsed Valarie R. Brooks has sold over $1 billion in Real estate sales & remains in the 1% of realtors in Charlotte, NC. Her builder’s journey as a real estate powerhouse began with the late great Maya Angelo’s guiding principle: “life begins where fear ends.” This mantra propelled her to venture into the world of business, eventually transforming her into a highly successful entrepreneur and renowned real estate industry expert. Her exceptional track record caught the attention of industry leaders and earned her numerous accolades and awards such as, but not limited to Who’s Who America, 12-year winner of the 5-star professionals, The Trailblazing Woman, Elite Businesswoman, HGTV and featured on The American Dream TV show as a real estate and business host. Determined to train realtors & business professionals how to re-invent, re-discover & re-purpose their professional and personal lives to their highest potential, her transformation & business coaching academy was launched.

Early Life

I do not have a “rags to riches story”. Our middle-class upbringing was grounded in the value of love, resilience and a great work ethic. Middle class does not mean perfect. We had our own set of dysfunctions and imperfections that were an inherent part of our journey. My dad was a remarkable man who served in the military, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite the challenges, he remained a pillar of strength for us and was a real estate “investor”, before the word became cliché’. 

My sister was born with an enlarged heart, but I was born with pneumonia and an undetected hearing deficiency that was not discovered until third grade. It could have hindered my development and success, but I believe that instead it was a gift of inheriting the ability to tune out negative noise from an early age. 

My mother’s unwavering love for family, strength in character and perseverance was the glue and healing force that kept our family vibrant. She was also a trailblazer in her own right by putting her small town in Ga on the map for Women’s basketball as well as being one of the 1st black “print” models during that time. 

My valuable lessons from my upbringing, witnessing firsthand the transformative power of love, support, and resilience and being a trailblazer. These experiences instilled in me a profound appreciation for the importance of family bonds, courage to march to my own beat and the belief in the strength of the human spirit.

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