Valerie Fitzgerald

Before Valerie Fitzgerald began her real estate career, she was an unemployed single parent. Yet over the last fifteen years, Valerie Fitzgerald has single-handedly managed to build a multi-million dollar real estate business, establish her own charity foundation, speak around the country at numerous business conventions, appear on television shows like "Entertainment Tonight" and MTV's "Cribs," rank among Coldwell Banker's Top 10 agents nationwide, and earn the attention of the Los Angeles Business Journal for the highest sales volume in L.A. County for residential real estate in 2000 (she was also recently nominated for the publication's 13th annual "Women Making a Difference").

Books by this Author

Heart & Sold


Author Voices

November 17, 2008

When thinking about mentors, I think about the many people who provided me with their expertise to help me advance my career, enhance my education, and to build my network. 


Many think that a mentor is one person.  Quite the contrary, my first "official" mentoring experience did not include one person, but rather a group of people.  I would attend a business seminar that usually lasted a weekend, and would meet several successful people in my field. I vividly recall those weekends, furiously writing notes and to-dos. I would get home, all revved up and excited to plan my new strategy– only to feel overwhelmed... see more