After former KHOU 11 morning anchor and reporter Lily Jang was let go from the Houston TV news station in 2016, she turned to real estate to make use of her past experience buying and selling homes. Looking back, she said it’s the “best thing that has ever happened” to her. Today, Jang is thriving in the market, closing nearly $28 million in deals in 2022.
In an interview with Business Insider, Jang opened up about her career transition and how her broadcast journalism skills helped her build a successful business. The Houston native explained she has a unique approach to real estate, making referrals entirely through organic searches from sellers, buyers, investors, renters, and real-estate agents. On Instagram, where she boasts over 35,000 followers, Jang attracts clients by providing videos and home staging for her customers.