Sumathi Narayanan: From IT Quality Manager to Real Estate Broker, Retail Store Owner and Pageant Director

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Sumathi Narayanan

Sumathi Narayanan is one of the top producing real estate brokers in Massachusetts, providing real estate services to buy or sell residential real estate properties in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has multiple agents working in her brokerage offices in both states.

Prior to getting into real estate, Ms. Narayanan served as senior IT Quality Manager in a leading heathcare company. In addition to her real estate business Sumathi Narayanan Realty, Ms. Narayanan also owns Swaagat Collections, an Indian ethnic clothing, jewelry and gifts/home decor store in Shrewsbury, MA.

She is State Director of Miss India Connecticut Pageant. She works with young girls/women to showcase their talent and confidence in this platform. She is in the process of building a state-of-the-art daycare named “Growing Stars Daycare and Early Learning Center.” This will be a state-accredited, full-service day care and educational facility catering primarily to young children.

Ms. Narayanan is also founder of Sumathi Narayanan Educational Trust, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes Education and Indian Art. This organization raises funds through sponsors and by conducting events to donate to Public Schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut and provide scholarship to deserving kids.

INDIA New England News: Please tell our readers about your work and what you enjoy most about it.

Sumathi Narayanan: I do multiple businesses, however significant of my time is spent on Real Estate Business. I truly enjoy working with people and assisting them in achieving their dreams. I also train real estate agents working in my brokerage to achieve their personal and financial goals.

When I help my clients to buy or sell a home, I have a sense of accomplishment and happiness that I directly touched their life in a positive way. Most of my clients became my good friends and it is the best part of my job.

INE: To which charitable, community and professional groups do you belong and why?

SN:  I contribute my time and donations with multiple religious organizations and charities in Metrowest/Boston area.

  • I was a former Jt. Secretary in New England Tamil Sangam.
  • I also volunteer in several other non-profit organizations: Shri Gurusthan, Harvard Tamil Chair, Udavum Karangal (helping Hands) in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • I am also part of Realtor board in Massachusetts. Prior to starting my own real estate brokerage firm, I have also served in Leadership council of Keller Williams Realty, Westborough.
  • State Director of Miss India Connecticut. It gives me a great opportunity to serve young girls/women to promote their self-confidence, leadership, poise, and strong public speaking skills. I get involved in such organizations so I can be part of giving back to the community which supports me personally and professionally.
  • Founder of Sumathi Narayanan Educational Trust which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes Education and Indian Art. First event scheduled on Sep, 30, 2018 at Mechanics Hall, Worcester.
Sumathi Narayanan

INE: What are your hobbies and interests?

SN: I love cooking! It’s always been a dream of mine to start a multi cuisine restaurant. My children have a very wide taste palette. To keep them happy and satisfied I cook various types of healthy food.

I also like playing badminton and shopping! My favorite time to shop is during Christmas. My family and I put together a whole village where Jesus was born.

INE: In what way do you feel you have positively influenced or served the local community, your company/organization or professional field?

SN: New England has lot of new Indian Americans who have no idea about the real- estate market strategies of this country. So I have coached/educated them to be an informed buyer to create Win-Win situation for the buyer and the seller.

I have also introduced the new comers to various community organizations so that they can quickly blend in to the Indian American community as well as main stream population. I’m very much involved in various ways as an office bearer as well as a volunteer in many events and groups in the community.

I have contributed in various ways to several non-profit organization in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I have also started a nonprofit organization named ‘Sumathi Narayanan Educational Trust’. This is 501 (c)(3)non-profit organization to help promoting Education for Kids and Indian art forms. This organization raises funds through events and sponsorship and donates to local public schools, scholarship to deserving kids and educational charities in India.

INE: What are your favorite books?

SN: Some of my favorites are I am Malala, Home Decors and cooking books.

INE: Your favorite quotes?

SN: More than any quote, I feel that there is one Latin saying that describes me and my life. “In Omina Paratus.” This Latin saying means “Ready for all things.” Throughout my life I’ve had many different jobs and careers. Each one was a new and exciting endeavor which I welcomed with confidence.

INE: Who inspires you the most?

SN: My Family inspires me. They inspire me to be the best daughter, sister, wife, mom, business women, and more to come. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the grace of God and my supportive family.

INE: What core values do you try to live by?

SN: I believe in “Work -Life balance.” Apart from my career, I am also heavily involved in my family, particularly my children. I believe that passion, kindness and courage are the three values anyone needs to succeed in life.

Passion always motivates me to keep getting better and improving my businesses. I need kindness shower onto my family, friends and clients. Courage keeps me secure about myself and prevents any doubt that comes into my mind.

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