Five years ago, Hailey Nicole was not only in another country, she was close to death. In fact, she actually died.
“I was living in London, doing my Masters Degree in Real Estate when it happened,” she said.
When she said, ‘it,’ Hailey meant she had a stroke. And not just any stroke. It was in her brain stem. She was admitted to the hospital and things got progressively worse. “I went into cardiac arrest and technically died for about 30 seconds.” She had just turned 35.
Hailey was resuscitated with defibrillators, but continued to have more strokes. She couldn’t breathe on her own and was put in a medically-induced coma. “I woke up to find my parents had flown over from the US, and that the entire left side of my body was paralyzed,” she shared. Then she added, with gallow’s humor, “Which meant I woke up wearing an adult diaper.”
Spoiler alert: this has a happy ending.
After five weeks in the hospital, Hailey recovered full movement of her body. She finished her degree. And she returned to the United States.
Today, Hailey is a real estate agent in Boulder, Colorado. And though her health stabilized, her professional life took longer to recover. Starting over in Boulder meant she was closer to family, but it was also a new market. Without an existing client base, things were touch and go at first.
The day we spoke, Hailey was especially elated. She had just had her first ever double-ended closing -- on the fifth anniversary of her stroke.
“It was a total of three deals from a listing that I’m pretty sure I got a chance at due to the Relola postings I’d been making,” she said.
With Relola, Hailey is able to share her Insights on active listings in her area, even though she had none of her own at the time. After touring a listing, she opens the site, answers a few questions and publishes the post. It’s then automatically pushed to her social feeds, including Facebook.
Hailey has a Superstar Relola account, which lets her post an unlimited amount of Insights every month. She’s seen excellent engagement on her posts, with likes and comments from people she didn’t even know. But they certainly got the chance to know her.
Today, Hailey is busier than ever. Her business in 2017 is on track to beat the past three years combined.
It’s hard to imagine the journey Hailey found herself on. It’s a story of tenacity and recovery. “I’m a walking miracle,” Hailey admits readily. But her success today is due to nothing more than her own resilience.
And if you’re in the Boulder/Denver area and thinking about buying or selling a home, do not hesitate to contact Hailey!