Natalie U. Roy
What’s changed for women in business, if anything, over your career?
In general, women have more options today than they did when I was younger. When I started high school—let’s say just a couple years ago—my school didn’t have a girls’ tennis team. One of my favorite memories is of my dad telling the boys’ tennis coach that I would not leave the court until they let me play on the boys’ team. They reluctantly added me to the roster. Ten years later, my baby sister, who was an outstanding tennis player, was recruited to play on the boys’ squad, despite there being a girls’ team. Similarly, I know a lot more women who are running their own businesses today than I did when I first graduated from college. And don’t even get me started on the limits my mother had to face—she was forced to quit her teaching job when she got pregnant with me. We’ve come a long way since then, thank goodness!
What do you love most about doing business in this area?
The D.C. metropolitan area is a wonderful place to live and work. The people who move here are excited to come, and the people who grew up here are still here because they love it. Everybody has a story—like my friend, Charles Conte from Conte’s Bike Shop, pictured here fixing my bike—and all their stories are interesting. Real estate is especially rewarding in a town like this because it’s a “people profession” and I get to meet so many charged up, interesting people. Whether they’re downsizing or upsizing, starting something new or moving on, I get to be part of their story.
“Real estate is especially rewarding in a town like this because it’s a “people profession” and I get to meet so many charged up, interesting people.”
Awards and Honors
NVAR Top Producer; 2018 Arlington Magazine Top Vote-Getter;
2017 Washingtonian Top Agents; 2018 Sun Gazette Best Residential
Real Estate Agent