Alecia Hull has always had an interest in real estate, but it wasn’t until the mother of two girls and her husband bought a home in 2015 through Sotheby’s International Realty, with real estate agent Arleen Hardenstein, did she take the first few steps in realizing that vision.
Alecia mentioned to Arleen that she always had an interest in the field, so when Arleen suggested she come work for her as her assistant, the fire was stoked. Her daughters were still only 3 and 4 years old, so she didn’t feel the time was right. But a year later Alecia began as an assistant to Arleen and started to learn the ins and outs of the real estate business. By fall 2017, she obtained her real estate license and began working as an agent for Sotheby’s International Realty.
Born in Montana and raised in Sacramento, Alecia attended Chico State and later Colorado State in Fort Collins, where she met her husband. In 2007, the couple moved back to her hometown of Sacramento and were married in the Cayman Islands in 2010. Kayman was born in 2011 and Mackenzie in 2012. Ryan, a water sports enthusiast, wanted to move closer to the ocean, so the family moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 2014.
As a wife, mother and student of psychology in college, Alecia feels she can bring a unique and down-to-earth perspective to her new career. “I think I’m very genuine and personable and I’m always honored when clients choose me to buy or sell their home,” she says. “I’m as real as they come.”
As a wife and mother, she feels she has an intimate, insider’s view for families looking for a home. With a husband from the construction and home-building trades, she can also envision the needs and desires of a family. “I have creative ways to look at homes from a family viewpoint.”
She may only have a few years of experience, but she believes she is learning and growing exponentially. “After every sale, after every quarter, I feel more confident and excited about where I am,” she says. “I’m walking people through a milestone in their lives, and I’m very honored and humbled that clients have chosen me to represent them.”
“They say, ‘Find something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’,” she says. “I don’t see my real estate career as work. I feel very blessed.”