Gogo Bethke shares her career journey with aspiring realtors and business owners
Gogo Bethke is a wife, mom, top-rated realtor, and so much more. After immigrating to the United States at the age of 21, Gogo is passionate about sharing her story with aspiring realtors and business owners.
For Gogo, the first spark of inspiration came at a young age. She explains, “There was communism in Romania until 1989. I was eight years old and my parents watched the leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, being shot in the head alive. His execution opened up the country to the western world and we got access to television and radio and all of the things that we never had before.”
Gogo recalls her father purchasing a color TV and a VCR player for the first time. While this was her first introduction to the land of opportunity, it certainly wouldn’t be the last. “Fast forward to 21 years old, I was in college in Hungary at the time and I would have had to pass an English exam and I barely spoke English,” she says. “I figured if I came to America, I could learn English from the people who speak it.”
The rest, as Gogo says, is history. When a neighbor recognized her aptitude for making social connections both on and offline, Gogo welcomed the recommendation and quickly began pursuing a career in real estate. Although this career has come with its fair share of challenges, Gogo has capitalized on the power of social media to achieve success. Now, as a top 3% realtor in the nation, she is passionate about helping others in the business reach this same goal.
Gogo has partnered with over 300 agents, teams, and brokerages nationwide and internationally throughout her career, and she has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon. Through public speaking on an international level, continuing to connect with her more than 70,000 social media followers, and the addition of her online course, Gogo’s Bootcamp, she plans to continue setting an example for others who hope to achieve the “American Dream”. “I came to the U.S. in 2003 by myself,” she notes. “I left my whole family… parents, sister, uncles, cousins, everybody back home. My ultimate motivation is the American Dream; I want to prove to my family that it was worth it.”