Teneka Boone is a home-grown Hampton Roads girl who loves this coastal community she grew up in. She is a passionate outgoing agent who loves to connect with people from all walks of life. Teneka has found that real estate is a perfect fit for her. She was first attracted to real estate when a friend asked her to hold a couple of open houses. Meeting people and telling them about the houses got her excited about the possibility of being someone who could help people find a home that is just right for them.
In that first Open House experience Teneka realized she especially loved working with home buyers. Teneka knows what it’s like to be in the position as a first-time home buyer. She uses her empathy to build a bond with her clients and teach them the ins and outs of home buying. “I like to educate my clients on the home buying process.”
Teneka has been a licensed agent for 6 years. Her first agency worked with a lot of foreclosed homes, so she learned some of the finer points of real estate by working through the many issues that come up unexpectedly in those situations. Teneka recalls a recent experience with a client that brought out her tenacity. “The deal was a little crazy and stressful with some surprises at closing.” She worked with her client to keep the deal together. It was very rewarding to see her client close on a house that looked like it might fall through.
When describing the kind of agent she is, Teneka says, “I’m going to be straightforward and honest with my clients. I will tell them the pros and cons. And I treat everyone with the same level of respect, no matter their income level.”
Teneka is very family oriented. She grew up the youngest of 6 children. Family gatherings are a huge event. She has tons of nieces and nephews and her grandparents are still living. No less than 60 people show up when they all get together for holidays. She feels very blessed to have such a large family with everyone doing well.
In her immediate family, Teneka has 3 children she loves to talk about. Cori, her 18-year-old daughter is an honor roll student who is already taking college courses in her senior year. Kiara her 16-year-old is Teneka’s social butterfly who is all about fashion and friends. And Kasey is her 9-year-old son who loves school and sports, especially basketball. Their family includes a sweet blue brindle Pit Bull named Faith.
Teneka’s love for her children has motivated her to be active in their schools. She has served on the Deep Creek HS PTSA Board for 4 years. Currently serving as President, Teneka has taken a leadership role in giving back to her community and being involved in making life better for others.
When Teneka had her first child Cori, she found another passion – photography. “I took pictures of my baby every single day,” laughs Teneka. And that was in the days of film and developing! Her hobby cost her a small fortune. Teneka went on to get her associates degree in Applied Science from TCC, majoring in Photography and minoring in Graphic Design. She uses her creative skills in a small business and to make personalized gifts for friends and family.
Another one of her hobbies is networking. She is a member of BizConnect here in Hampton Roads. This warm outgoing agent is just waiting to show you the ropes. Let Teneka guide you through the home buying or selling process. She’s just a phone call away!
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