Foundress Fridays: Emily Wertz, Owner & CEO of Luxury Real Estate

Emily Wertz is the Owner & CEO of Luxury Real Estate.

Since moving from Minnesota in 2010, I’ve made it my mission to know everything about Local Arizona. The hottest neighborhoods, best schools, up & coming hotspots, what to do and where to go. That invaluable education, paired with my 9+ years of Real Estate expertise, allows me to curate my advisory services for any clients wants/needs. Whether it’s helping find your dream home, or a fixer upper, remodeling an investment property or buying + furnishing your first vacation rental. I’m the Realtor to help from start to finish, and everything in-between. My Real Estate Advisory services are centered around how to maximize your ROI, building wealth one real estate transaction at a time. Whatever you need, you can count on me to be your LOCAL resource for all things Real Estate – Buying, Selling & Investing. Just Click Your Heels .. because there’s no place like home.

AZF: Did you always know that you wanted to be entrepreneur? If not, when did you realize that it was the right path right for you?
EW: No, but I always felt this urge for more. This nagging feeling that I shouldn’t settle for what others around me deemed ‘enough’. I needed to get out of my comfort zone and take chances, submerge myself into a space where I knew no-one just to see how I could survive. I took an absolute leap into the uncomfortable when I moved to Arizona knowing only 1 person, and then again when I quit my comfortable salaried job, & threw myself into Selling Real Estate 9 years ago.

AZF: What excites you most about being an entrepreneur? 
EW: No walls, no ceiling, just ENDLESS possibilities.

AZF: What motivates you to keep going amidst of the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur? 
EW: That I am one of one. No one else in the world thinks/acts/puts in creative effort like I do. I am my sole competition. And that there is always room to do better & try harder than yesterday. No one can take away your success or say you didn’t earn it, when you are the only one responsible.

AZF: How do you feel best supported? 
EW: I feel best supported when someone simply & genuinely asks ‘what they can do to help?’. Now, if I’m honest, I’m not good at accepting help, nor am I good at asking for help but just the simple gesture of the ‘ask’ feels like a heart hug. The feeling of being seen, heard, recognized and thought of, is the best kind of support.

AZF: Describe your perfect Saturday morning. 
EW: Literally just experienced it! Waking up in Cabo, to the sound of the ocean waves. Room service coffee on the patio as the sun was rising. Getting a good workout in, then grabbing Brunch overlooking the ocean while getting to watch whales off in the distance. Magical, untouchable; the perfect Saturday morning.

AZF: What is your “life motto”? 
EW: That you can’t fight fate. Every decision you have made, has brought you to where you are today. See the good and celebrate it. Learn from the mistakes, but know there is always an upside to down times. It always works out how it is supposed to (but not for lack of effort).

AZF: What’s one piece advice you’d give to a young entrepreneur who is just starting out?
EW: Learn as much as you can, stay curious, ask every question, follow your gut and know that you will never be done learning. That even though sales are frustratingly inconsistent, you can’t stop being relentlessly consistent.

Follow Emily on Instagram and on LinkedIn.

About The Foundress

The Foundress is a creative community of female entrepreneurs established by Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt, owners of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. The women-led networking group currently has over 120 members who receive exclusive access to mentorship from experienced female entrepreneurs and industry leaders; community gatherings that feature expert speakers and the opportunity to connect with like-minded women; as well as monthly Mastermind Groups where members can brainstorm and collaborate together.

Every Friday AZF will spotlight a member of The Foundress and her business in the online series Foundress Fridays. Learn more about The Foundress and join the community at

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