May Evangelista, REALTOR

Mom, Realtor, and ME in Chino Hills, California

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“Esse quam videri”

I have never studied Latin. I saw this on a college professor’s email signature and adopted it as one of my own. It means “To be rather than to seem.” I live by this.

I am my version of a mom. This means I am also short order cook, driver, referee, EMT, and life coach.

I am my version of a Realtor. This means I act on behalf of my clients with uncompromising integrity. I do for them what I would do for myself with even greater care and strategy.

I am my version of me. I am May. My last name means “preacher”. If I was so, my message is “Act with uncompromising integrity.”

Who am I? How did I get here? (Hear the song in your head.)

I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset and an unending desire to learn more. My foray in sales, marketing, administration, and media buying included earning my Public Relations-focused B.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton in the middle of all of it.

When my first child was born (after I mostly returned to my wits), I thought to myself, “I just joined the moms’ club.” This is an unimaginable life-changing event that no matter how many young kids you help raise, you will NEVER understand unless you have your own. It was then that I came to fully understand and appreciated my own mom and all the moms in my life.

I eventually joined an actual club for moms and came across an event barely noted on a calendar. It simply said, "peace. love. swap." This led to me organizing about 2 dozen children’s clothing and gear swapping events in 6 cities in Greater Los Angeles over the course of the next 4 years.

Now, as a Realtor, I have come full circle to what I used to daydream about when I was a marketing assistant finishing my last semester before earning my degree. I used to say I wanted a regular, “stable” job and an unstable fun job. The “unstable” fun job that I used to daydream about was selling houses. My stable job is mom.

In my “spare” time, I volunteer for the Girls Scouts of Greater L.A. and AYSO. When schedules allow, I enjoy hikes and coffee with friends and taking my kids on playdates.

May Evangelista is a full-time California-licensed real estate agent (BRE01987280) for the Greater L.A. area living and working in Chino Hills, CA.

  • Work
    • The Associates Realty Group
  • Education
    • California State University, Fullerton