Shakira Scott got an early start on her career, pursuing her real estate license at just 18 years old. Now, a year later, she’s already earning six figures.

“I know what I want from life,” Scott told Fortune.

She graduated high school in three years and is currently a marketing major at Louisiana State University.

“I kind of felt like why wait when the resources are here and I can do both. Now I have an earlier start than others would, and I’m glad I [made] that decision. It was stressful and it still is kind of stressful, but the good always outweighs the bad.”

Scott was inspired by her mother to pursue a career in real estate. Now, it’s her turn to inspire others.

“I want to be successful, I want to inspire other people, so they can see that age has nothing to do with your level of success,” Scott said. “If you want something, you can go and get it, and I just want to be that inspiration for people.”

The 19-year-old is using social media — she has over 125,000 followers on TikTok — and writes ebooks to help inform others on how to launch their own real estate careers.

“When I first started, I was kind of like a ghost,” Scott told the news outlet. “I wasn’t doing any type of advertisement, I wasn’t talking to anyone. I just kind of had my license and no one really knew.”

Growing her online platform has proven useful in her work.

“Once I came up with a good lead generation formula and stuck to it, things really changed for me,” she said.

Once people learned about her real estate career, Scott says many reached out with questions about how she got her start.

“People are eager to learn, and you’d be surprised at the amount of people who actually want to get into real estate but just have no clue how,” she said.


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Scott sold her first home three months after getting her license, which awarded her a commission of $9,000. She sold three homes in April 2023, resulting in an income of $21,000.

“I’m not going to lie, when I got those first two commission checks, I kind of went crazy,” Scott said. “But after that, I was like, I’ve had my fun, now it’s time to just save and invest.”

In the long run, Scott wants to build duplexes in her hometown of Plaquemine, LA.