We had the good fortune of connecting with Mia Tidwell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mia, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand has been understanding who I am as a person, what my strengths and weaknesses are and being able to showcase 100% of that authenticity in my brand. For instance, I really love working with clients, bonding with them, and becoming friends, and I grow my business by treating my clients as lifelong friends. I also make sure to maintain constant communication with my clients throughout the entire process and beyond. This builds trust. As my business grows and develops, I constantly uncover more of what I love and less of what I don’t, which helps me shape my brand along the way. Because your brand can change over time, authenticity plays a big key factor in maintaining brand awareness. This will help people connect and, most importantly, stay connected to you on your journey.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My background is in television. I lived in Los Angeles for 10+ years prior to San Diego. I spent most of my career in Los Angeles as a casting director for reality tv shows, with a few appearances on screen. I have always had a love for television and the creative behind what makes a great tv show. This past year, my love for tv and real estate conjoined and I landed as co-host of HGTV’s Hot Properties San Diego; alongside my partner Seth O’Byrne. It was a proud moment for me and a bit surreal to see both my life passions come together in such an incredible way. I do believe anything is possible but not without the hard work and dedication.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
That’s easy! I love to play tourist in my own city! Each day would be a road trip to a different town in San Diego County. First, we’d pop over the Coronado Bridge into the Village of Coronado. Except you shouldn’t tour the island via car, you should be like a local and rent a golf cart. On a perfect day in Coronado, we’d cart up to The Hotel Del and have brunch in the Crown Room. Then we’d shop along Orange Ave, grab some ice-cream from Moo-Time and a cap it off with a craft cocktail from Henry’s. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a day in Coronado if you didn’t cruise down 1st street to check out your front row seat to the San Diego skyline before heading out. Next, I would hit up some of the San Diego staples such as San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and the Embarcadero. Always perfect for the day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My thanks in my journey goes to Seth O’Byrne, my business partner. He was a veteran in real estate here in San Diego when we met. It had been several years since he’d agreed to bring on another teammate, but our goals and vision were so aligned that we partnered up the day we met! It was a perfect storm.
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