|Muna Layla Tayour|
I would like to introduce to you all the lovely and sweet Muna Layla Tayour. Muna is my friend and a Canadian Realtor with a detailed eye when it comes to design & decor. She is a young business woman on the rise and has her eyes set on big business. Being that it's the holiday season and only days away before we all enter the new year of 2011. Muna had taken time out for an exclusive REYNOLDS 2.2 interview. So with out further delay let me share with you all a inside peek of Muna's world...
REYNOLDS 2.2: Where are you from?
Muna Layla Tayour: Born in beautiful Vancouver BC, I play in NYC and enjoy the summers in LA or Paris and Morocco with my family.
REYNOLDS 2.2: What type of work do you do?
Muna Layla Tayour: I am a Realtor.
REYNOLDS 2.2: How long have you been in the real estate business?
Muna Layla Tayour: I have been selling real estate since 2005 and I have been working in the industry since 2000! I got started at 19 and I'm still young and eager to WIN. For the last eight years I have worked with Mac Marketing Solutions (www.condosbymac.com) one of the biggest real estate marketing firms in Canada. I am currently selling for BOSA (www.affinitybybosa.com), a US and Canadian Developer.
REYNOLDS 2.2: What type of clientele do you work with in real estate?
Muna Layla Tayour: I have a great network of friends and referrals. I am fortunate to live in what the Economist magazine and The Mercer Quality of Living Survey calls the top 5 most livable cities in the world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_most_livable_cities). This exposes me to a variety of clients from around the world who see my city as a great place to live and invest. Vancouver is also a gateway to the pacific rim and has a large Asian based clientele. Hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games also put us on the map and Canada set a new record for most gold medals won by a country in a single Winter Olympics with 14 points. The way I see it, I'm in the right place to take advantage of working in a great city with great product.
REYNOLDS 2.2: Have you ever thought of starting your own real estate company?
Muna Layla Tayour: Yes
REYNOLDS 2.2: Have you sold any homes to celebrities?
Muna Layla Tayour: Do gangsters count? (SMH)
REYNOLDS 2.2: What made you have a interest to start in real estate at 19yrs old?
Muna Layla Tayour: I truly believe life is about connections, I worked in fashion, and I was doing some styling for a local developer who asked me the pivotal question. Why are you not selling real estate? It sparked my interest and the rest was history.
REYNOLDS 2.2: Do you sell luxury homes to your clients?
Muna Layla Tayour: I prefer to sell luxury homes, and I specialize in high end developments and condos. I sell the dream. Every home has a unique quality and I try and find the luxury appeal in each one. Everyone deserves to live like a King or Queen. I believe, I help my buyers and sellers achieve that goal.
REYNOLDS 2.2: What type of traveling has your job allowed you to do?
Muna Layla Tayour: I traveled extensively. I am lucky to be well connected in New York, Chicago, Miami and LA. I have spent summers in the South of France and Europe, all the while building my knowledge base, I work hard and play hard.
REYNOLDS 2.2: With your experience in the real estate business is there any advice you can give to anyone who is looking to be a Realtor?
Muna Layla Tayour: GO hard or GO home. This is a life style, you breathe and eat real estate, you must have a passion for what you do. I always ask the question - Could you see yourself doing anything else? If the answer is yes, then perhaps you should explore that.
REYNOLDS 2.2: Aside from real estate, do you have any other business interest or plans for 2011?
Muna Layla Tayour: TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Start a multi-faceted management company, open a Hammam to name a few.
Now is here is woman that lives life to the fullest by taking charge, risk and basically living her dream by being all she can be and more. Thank you so much Muna for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with me. Stay blessed and may 2011 be amazing with giving you abundance and joy!
Photo Credit: Omar Khan