“I feel like I have walked in the feet of giants, selling one property at a time. To share the award with Mr. Lewis Hubbard (1977) and Bruce Hubbard (1988) is such an honor. Mr. Hubbard was always a mentor to me and I am just so honored to have received this. Normally I am not speechless. I was flabbergasted,” said Wendy.
A Winston-Salem native, Wendy has worked in the Winston-Salem commercial and residential real estate industry since 1992. She served as the 2006 President of Winston-Salem Board of Realtors and was the first woman to be President of the Realtor Commercial Alliance in 1999. She is currently on the Board of Directors for North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation as well as for the North Carolina chapter of Certified Residential Specialist.
Wendy brings leadership, experience and a “servant’s heart” to the community. She is an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce and a Senior Mentor for those in danger of dropping out of high school. In addition, Wendy along with her MKT business partners, join to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House –currently enough to provide 82 families with a night’s room and board. The team also hosts an annual Pet Food Drive for the Humane Society of Forsyth County, which is currently the society’s second largest food drive. She and one of her team members, John McPherson participate in the annual “Celebrity Serve” at Fourth Street Filling Station to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Success, for Wendy, is measured many different ways. A victory may not only be achieving performance awards but also helping a girl graduate from high school who otherwise wouldn’t have.
Wendy attributes hard work and tenacity to much of her personal success, claiming characteristics from her mother and grandfather 'got into her blood early.' “They are people from the salt of the earth who taught me to leave my mark if I am fortunate enough to do something I love. They also taught me not to imagine my life a certain way and expect that perfect life to be brought to me but to bring my life to it,” said Wendy.
Wendy is passionate about marketing resale and new construction homes as well as working with first time buyers and those relocating into the area. Regardless of the needs of her customers or clients, Wendy likes to “leave her mark” on their experience. She has been known to greet an out-of-town family at the airport with a welcome sign, cooler full of water and fresh baked cookies.
“I love to get deep with people. Not everyone is silk or cotton,” she said, when comparing personality types to quilting patterns. “Every new person or family comes with their own pattern or unique traits -getting to know them keeps the journey interesting. A lot of people don’t think they have anything interesting to talk about of themselves until you tell them they do.”
If you have ever had the pleasure of talking with Wendy, you know she is sincere, quick-witted and captivating- there is never a dull moment around her. If you don’t know what her ‘Chatter Tour’ is, call her today to tell her you read this and ask her for one! Whether she tells you about her pony or about her son who recently enlisted in the US Military, Wendy Taylor is sure to leave her mark with you.