Tasha Mershele Knows That Everyone Has A Superhero Quality Inside and She’s Determined to Help Them Find It!
Written by Heather Pluard
Photos by Designs by JK
MMA fighter and Keller Williams REALTOR® Tasha Mershele knows how to win. Whether she’s battling in the ring or helping her clients find the perfect home, this modern-day Wonder Woman is turning dreams into reality. Known as the Fitness REALTOR®, Tasha launched her real estate career at the end of last year, and she’s already closed on more than half a million dollars in sales.
“I’m a go-to person,” Tasha says. “I recognize my clients’ needs, and I do what it takes to meet them. People should not set limitations on themselves. The first thing I ask my clients is, what is it that you really want? Then my job is to figure out how we’ll get it.”
As a long-time entrepreneur, Tasha first discovered her passion for real estate while researching commercial property options for her gym, The Body Bar. Before long, she was advising her personal training clients about the home-buying process. That’s when she decided to combine her love of fitness with her desire to help everyone own a home.
“I incorporate what I’m known for with my new career,” Tasha says. “I’ll run through neighborhoods with my clients, do squats in front of homes we are looking at, and make physical fitness a fun part of the process. Training for an MMA fight and buying a home have a lot in common. You have to take control, stay focused, and learn how to breathe. It also helps to have a great coach!”
By throwing her entire self into winning, Tasha has found great success in the MMA arena. She puts that same mentality to work for her real estate clients. “From using my knuckles to my toes, I will do whatever I need to do to keep an opponent down in the ring,” Tasha says. “I attract real estate clients who love my work ethic and are busy people themselves. Clients know they can put their stress on me, and I will take good care of them. I take on a lot of responsibility without ever letting people see me sweat.”
Recently, Tasha started her own team to help with her growing business. Rawls & Associates has one assistant and two full-time agents. Tasha plans to add two more REALTORS® by the end of the year. “I run my team the same way I train my fitness clients, by teaching people to dream bigger,” Tasha says. “Everyone has a superhero quality inside. I enjoy helping people see that about themselves.”
When she isn’t working or exercising, Tasha loves spending time with her children. She has a 10-month-old baby girl, Skye, and an 11-year-old son, Noah. “I want to teach my kids to go for what they want,” Tasha says. “Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean you can’t do it. I’ve won four out of five MMA fights, launched two small businesses, and helped many clients reach their personal goals in life. And I’m just getting started!”
To see the Fitness REALTOR® in action, visit her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3YvYNKnso.