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Who or what inspired you to pursue your current career?
I have been working with my dad in business since I was five. Even then, I said “This is what I want to do when I get older.” I still continue to work with him now in hopes to one day take over and do exactly what I do.
What’s something interesting about you that not many people know?
I am actually the bumblebee on the commercial for Bay Pest Control. I have been doing it since I was 5 years old.
What moment from your life made the biggest impact on your career?
One of our chemicals was actually labeled to disinfect and kill COVID-19, which allowed us to be more than just a pest control company. We could help others stay safe from the virus.
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Hilary Spragio of Fidelis Realty, who’s been a licensed realtor since 2016, was inspired by her experience as a military wife while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. There were many relocations during those military years, and the family often had a hard time finding homes for rent or purchase.
“I wanted to help others with finding their homes. After getting my license, I went on to earn my MRP certification (Military Relocation Professional),” she says. “I took the experience of traveling and exploring new cities and used it as I work with my clients. I know the hardships of moving to a new area and not knowing what to expect.”
Spragio gets to know her clients’ wants and needs, and uses that information to find them exactly what they’re looking for in a home. Known as the “Rain or Shine Realtor,” she always has her clients’ best interest in mind, saying, “I want to make their transition go as smoothly as possible.”
She has the following advice for women entering business: “If it’s something that will truly inspire you to be your best, then go for it,” she said. “It’s important to support other woman- owned businesses and to help the empowerment of our community’s economic future.”
Loving all the Coast has to offer, Spragio especially enjoys Mardi Gras and the diverse cuisine.
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