Egypt Sherrod

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Egypt Sherrod
Born (1976-11-16) November 16, 1976 (age 42)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTelevision personality and real estate broker

Egypt Sherrod is an American radio and television personality, as well as real estate broker. She is best known as host of HGTV's Flipping Virgins and its long running show, Property Virgins. She is also the CEO of the Atlanta-based Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Egypt Sherrod was born on November 16, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[citation needed] Growing up in her grandparents' home, she slept in a closet that only fit her bed; as a child she dreamed to one day have a closet that was bigger than her bedroom.[2]

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting and telecommunications from Temple University.[3] She also studied theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She holds the designation of Master Certified Negotiator, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Sherrod began hosting on a jazz station at 18.[2] At 19, she got a job as a radio station music director—the youngest in the country.[2] Growing up with a father and uncle who were real estate brokers,[4] she saw real estate as a way to earn retirement money and as a "fallback" to her career in radio. She bought her first home at 24-years-old.[2] Around that time, She bought her first property at 24-years-old Newark, New Jersey[2] Much of her profits were going to fees for her real estate agents,[5] so she became a licensed agent in 2002.[2] She was also a correspondent on the Maury show.[6]

I realized I had gone from being a girl to womanhood when I start taking responsibility for my actions and not being afraid to apologize, being okay with starting over being 100% comfortable in my own skin, learning the importance of humility, and being well rounded as a person, not one dimensional.[7]

2011 interview with XONeCole

She was the number one radio personality for New York City’s WBLS 107.5,[2] where she interviewed Prince, Tyler Perry, and Oprah.[4] The program was syndicated in more than 60 cities throughout the US.[citation needed] Her access to celebrities elevated her real estate clientele.[8] Growing tired of "gossip and entertainment reports," she thought about transitioning out of radio.[7] She relates that, while hosting her show, she got a call from a casting director who was exploring Sherrod's interest in hosting a program that would become Property Virgins.[8] She agreed to audition and secured the role.[8] Four episodes into filming, however, she learned that she was pregnant and, fearing she may lose her job, hid it from the producers.[7] To her delight, it was not an issue.[7] With a child on the way, she considered the challenge of maintaining a work/life balance in New York and, desiring something new, she considered making a change.[6][5] In March 2012, Sherrod accepted an offer to be the midday host of WVEE V-103 in Atlanta. a city she had frequented as a child when visiting relatives.[6] While there, she conducted interviews with celebrities, including Keith Sweat, Musiq Soulchild, Jazze Pha, The Braxtons and Marsha Ambrosius.[6] The show Property Virgins moved to Atlanta to accommodate her, and she began filming on the weekends.[6] However, overwhelmed with the demands of her family life and career, as well as a bout of postpartum depression, she left her job with the radio station.[7]

She has made recurring appearances as the home buyers/sellers “go-to girl” on NBC's Today Show,[9] CNBC, FOX,[10] CNN, HLN as well as being featured on Fast & Company, Yahoo, Homes.com, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise,[11] and a host of other publications and digital platforms. She wrote Keep Calm...It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home,[12]” on Running Press/Perseus Books which became a bestseller in its genre.[citation needed]

She stars in the 2012 film Life, Love, Soul.[13] Sherrod has hosted HGTV’s "White House Christmas Special", the Rose Parade, and the HGTV "Urban Oasis" Giveaways.[14] Prior to hosting for HGTV, Sherrod also hosted "Home Delivery" for Tribune's syndicated networks.

Sherrod has been sought out as a speaker and moderator. She hosted the stage at Oprah's "The Life You Want Tour." Sherrod has been invited as a recurring ‘Hot Topics’ guest and lifestyle pundit on programs such as Dish Nation, Steve Harvey,[15] Showbiz Tonight, and Larry Wilmore Show.

Accolades[edit]

Sherrod has also received the Humanitarian Citation from the Borough of New York, State Assembly Citation as a Humanitarian and Community Advocate, as well as the New York City Council Citation for Community Service.[16] She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her book "Keep Calm It's Just Real Estate",[17] received the MISSION Award from WEEN (Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network), and was named one of Network Journal's "40 Under 40," and #2 in Radio and Records’ "Power Player on the Rise" Top 10 list,Template:105.1fm and also received the "Executive to Watch" Award from NABFEME (National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment).[citation needed] She was chosen as one of Network Journal's 40 Under 40.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Sherrod founded The Egypt Cares Family Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to financial empowerment and awareness.[7] The “rising stars boot camp” is designed for children aged 8–17 who want to work in radio and television.[18] The "Egypt Cares Give Back Tour" is an annual coat and toy drive, which has garnered proclamations from the Brooklyn President at the time, Marty Markowitz.[citation needed]

Sherrod married Mike Jackson, a DJ who goes by Fadelf,[6] on September 11, 2010.[19] Sherrod and Jackson have two daughters together: Kendall (born in January 2012) and Harper (born February 2019).[20][21] Jackson has a daughter from a previous relationship.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Podcasts[edit]

  • Little Black Dress with Rocsi Diaz and Nina Parker (2017) – Guest[25]
  • Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington (2018) – Guest[26]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Keep Calm.. It’s Just Real Estate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Egypt Sherrod Real Estate - Real Estate Agent Atlanta GA". Egypt Sherrod Real Estate. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Robertson, Iyana (March 18, 2015). "Egypt Sherrod Talks Real Estate And Her New Book". Vibe. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Penn, Charli (January 13, 2012). "Best Friends and Business Partners Egypt Sherrod and Amber Noble-Garland on Friendship and Motherhood". Essence.
  4. ^ a b Cornelius, Ray (October 25, 2012). "HGTV's Egypt Sherrod dishes about ATL, listening to your 'inner voice' and interviewing Oprah! – raycornelius.com". Ray Cornelius. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Wright, Kweli (September 17, 2015). "Exclusive Interview: HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod On Her Career Path, Part 1". MadameNoire. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Ho, Rodney (March 19, 2012). "Exclusive interview with Egypt Sherrod, new host of V-103 (who started 3/19)". ajc. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f McBride, Kiah (September 11, 2017). "Egypt Sherrod Gets Candid On Her Big Leap From Radio To Real Estate". xoNecole. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Preston, Bobbie (July 30, 2015). "Egypt Sherrod From HGTV's Property Virgins". Homes.com. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "HGTV's Egypt Sherrod shows how to raise the value of your home". TODAY.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  10. ^ FOX 5 Atlanta, HGTV host Egypt Sherrod talks home trends with Alyse Eady, retrieved February 6, 2019
  11. ^ "Egypt Sherrod's 3 Keys to Making Money in Real Estate". Black Enterprise. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "KEEP CALM… IT'S JUST REAL ESTATE: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home". www.keepcalmitsjustrealestate.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Rhett, Starrene (March 20, 2012). "Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn Explain 'Life, Love, Soul'". Black Enterprise.
  14. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Egypt Sherrod". HGTV. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Egypt Sherrod, Egypt Sherrod- Hosting Reel, retrieved February 6, 2019
  16. ^ http://www.egyptsherrod.com/biography
  17. ^ Obenson, Tambay A.; Obenson, Tambay A. (December 8, 2015). "The 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced". IndieWire. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "Q&A with Egypt Sherrod - GoGoMix". The GOGO Mix. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  19. ^ MISICK, BOBBI (October 4, 2010). "Bridal Bliss Exclusive: Egypt and Mike". Essence. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  20. ^ SANGWENI, YOLANDA (January 12, 2012). "Egypt Sherrod Welcomes a Baby Girl". Essence. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  21. ^ Sherrod, Egypt (February 7, 2019). "Egypt Sherrod on Instagram: "We thought we had everything, then you arrived. Now we are complete! Welcome to the world #HarperSkye ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Our little angel arrived at…"". Instagram. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  22. ^ Julia (January 5, 2012). "Sandra Rinomato Quits "Property Virgins"". Hooked on Houses. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "Egypt Sherrod". IMDb. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | Home & Family". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  25. ^ Sherrod, Egypt (March 30, 2017). "Egypt Sherrod". podcast (Interview). Interviewed by Nina Parker. Little Black Dress with Rocsi Diaz and Nina Parker. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  26. ^ Sherrod, Egypt (January 18, 2018). "Egypt Sherrod: Simplicity Drives Success". podcast (Interview). Interviewed by Patrice Washington. Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington. Retrieved February 10, 2019.

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