2021 Minority Business Award

Started by Phyllis Alexander and Raquel Carter, Guide Realty opened its doors in January 2008 with a vision of a small, family-owned, boutique-style real estate office. Early challenges included The Great Recession with a real estate market marred by short sales, foreclosures and restrictive lending practices and later the loss of co-founder and principal broker, Phyllis Alexander, to cancer. In 2013, Raquel took on the role of principal broker, and Guide Realty transformed its vision to a thriving real estate company focused on clients and the community. Since 2014, the company has experienced consistent sales growth and expansion. Today, the company is comprised of Carter, a team of 25 realtors, plus three full-time and two part-time administrative staffers. Guide Realty also recently opened a newly-renovated, 5,000-square foot facility that contains a professional development and community engagement space called The Compass Center. 

@330 Series: 2021 Business Award Winners

Panel Discussion featuring:

Lexington Rescue Mission's Laura Carr, Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream's Toa Green, Guide Realty's Raquel Williams Carter, and Peer House, LLC's Ozlem Eva Davis.

Meet our story!

Watch the interview and get to know us better. We concentrate on the client. It is you who enable us to perform successfully on the real estate market for years. Thank you!