Sam Medvene was born with a tremendous drive.
One of four sons, he was raised in Herndon with a family that was both extremely entrepreneurial and also deeply supportive. His father would tell his sons, “You can have anything you want in life, you just have to work for it.”
And so, they did.
Sam always knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, and after college he worked various jobs and surrounded himself with like-minded individuals. In 2017, he was being recruited as a construction manager and the opportunity ended up falling apart, which is how he stumbled into real estate.
“I had gotten my license as a result of some development projects I was completing with my brother. My uncle was a broker and said he was super busy at the time. So in my down time, I decided to take a few clients to help out… I have never turned back,” Sam states.
And it has paid off. Sam was named the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year and is on track to do over $20 million in volume this year. He hopes to keep his laser focus going forward, and to keep setting the bar higher and higher.
Though it is not just about financial numbers to him.
“I have always dreamed of finding a ‘job’ that doesn’t feel like work. I have found a true passion and enjoyment from what I now know is not just a job, but a career. The additional element of being able to help others in need through housing is quite possibly the largest factor in my happiness. I have actively been involved with many nonprofits throughout my life, and helping others is a large pillar of my everyday goals. I want to help as many people as possible,” he explains. “Money comes and goes, but what doesn’t is your relationships, your reputation, and your integrity.”
One thing that consistently amazes Sam is how clients can become such good friends — to the point of almost being family. One client originally said few words when they first met, but after a successful transaction and many communications later, they had become such good friends that she asked him to be a groomsman in her wedding!
With his relentless work ethic, being a real estate agent has helped Sam become a better person. “Success, to me, is the ability to apply sufficient skill and knowledge to accomplish one’s goals. In my opinion, this, coupled with unwavering patience, empathy, genuineness, and always being fair, leads to the best potential outcomes. Maximizing one’s potential, whatever that may mean to a person, is always another portion I strongly believe in. I am a student of the industry and always seek to learn more, implement better efficiencies, fight for the desired outcome of my clients, and do what is right at all points in time.”
Outside of the office, Sam lives in D.C., is an avid skier, traveler, and athlete (basketball, soccer, softball), and loves to give back. “I have dedicated many trips and hours to various nonprofits, another huge passion of mine, a few of which are Living Waters for the World, Solar Under the Sun, Rebuilding Together, and Volunteers in Mission,” he says. “There is no problem too big or unsolvable; think outside of the box, be creative, and make it happen for the betterment of those you’re assisting.”
Sam works tirelessly to make clients’ dreams a reality, but not just on a local level; he is also determined to work tirelessly at a global level. And we cannot wait to see what he accomplishes next.
You can find Sam at Century 21 Redwood Realty in D.C. He can be reached at SamMedveneRealtor@gmail.com and at 703-314-5833.