Award-winning real estate agent Shana Spitzer is not only one of the top agents in the highly competitive OC real estate industry, but also a talented designer, dedicated mother, and kind-hearted person.
Shana was born and raised in Los Angeles and later moved to Orange County where she raised her two sons. “I’ve always had an eye for architecture and design,” said Shana, although she never considered pursuing a career in that field when she was growing up. When her kids were young, she explored design as a hobby, just collecting beautiful pieces. However, when she became a single mom, Shana decided to venture into interior design as a career and it took off.
Wanting to expand her career even more, Shana got into the real estate business. “I wanted more, so it was a natural segway for me to go into real estate,” said Shana. She quickly realized that she didn’t have the time to do both real estate and interior design. According to Shana, “To do something really well, you have to focus on one thing.” So, she stepped away from interior design. “I’m kind of a perfectionist in the sense that I want to do everything to the best of my ability,” she said.
Her creativity and experience in interior design has contributed to her success as a real estate agent. “It definitely gives me an edge over other agents,” Shana said. Shana’s success also came from her strong work ethic. Her drive and motivation to work hard was her children. “Wanting to succeed for my kids was really important to me, and that was the little voice in the back of my head saying ‘you can do it’,” said Shana. The real estate industry is not exactly easy to succeed in. “It’s a highly competitive field, especially luxury real estate,” said Shana. “You have to be on your toes all the time.” Shana sells homes within the price range of $1.5 million to $20 million. She’s made many notable sales of some of the most luxurious houses in Orange County. In the 7 years that Shana’s been an agent, she’s sold over $150 million in residential real estate with her business partner Laura Roche.
While real estate keeps her very busy, Shana has recently been working with her sister Gina de Givenchy on creating a fashion headwear company for women who have lost their hair from chemotherapy. Gina went through breast cancer four years ago and was inspired to create beautiful pieces for other women going through the same thing. Shana said, “I’ve made the time to do this because a portion of our sales will go to charities that help cancer patients. So for me that’s really close to my heart.” Make sure to check out geegny.com when it launches next month!(Pictures photographed at Shana's current listing www.9JupiterHillsDrive.com)