Jemila Winsey was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She is Co-Owner and CEO of ERA Legacy Living with her husband, Patrick. In just four years of launching her brokerage, she has propelled her two-office Houston brokerage into the REAL Trends 500, Top 1.5% Brokerages in the U.S, and the Forbes Inc 5000 list.
In her previous franchise affiliation, she garnered all the Top Awards, including Rookie Franchisee of the Year, Hall of Fame, Top 250 Team Leaders in Texas, Top 50 Commercial Brokers in the U.S, and Chairman awards, just to name a few. Her track record of success also includes a corporate career as an Executive, where she enjoyed roles in implementing several Technology Initiatives at some of the largest companies in the world.
She holds leadership positions in the real estate industry at the Local, State, and National Levels, including the Texas Realtors PAC Trustee, Texas Realtors Board of Directors and sits on the Texas Realtors Executive Board as a Regional Vice President.
Jemila is a top-producing team leader and a national real estate coach and leads one of Houston’s top-producing teams. They were named in the Houston Business Journal, Top 25 Realtors in Houston for 2021. The Houston Business Journal named her as one of the Top Female Executives in Real Estate, an honor reserved for Houston’s Elite Female Leaders of Industries. She has been ranked as the #1 Top Producing Black Realtor in Houston by the Houston Black Real Estate Association and Top 20 Realtors by HAR.
Fort Bend County and the American Caribbean Chamber of Commerce honored her with the Phenomenal Woman Award in 2022. She and her husband were named winners of the coveted Pinnacle Award by the Greater Houston Black Chamber.
Jemila is a published author of the ABCs of BPOs. She is also a contributor and speaker with Inman News and RISMedia.
With over 20 years in business, Jemila is a Thought Leader and Industry Influencer. Her success did not come without several setbacks, she credits her passion for real estate to when she found herself homeless at a point in her life with nowhere to turn. She vowed that if she became successful, she would use Real Estate as a platform to change as many lives as she was fortunate to touch. Her guiding principle to lead with passion motivates her to put give her best every day. She quotes: “Like Steve Jobs, I want to put a dent in the universe.”
With a heart and passion for business, Jemila is a consummate Serial Entrepreneur. She started her first business as a copywriter at 14 and has not looked back. Since then, she has successfully operated in Retail, Hospitality, Technology, and Investments with both regional and international clients, along with her Real Estate and Coaching Business. Below are current interests and ownerships are:
Partner With Jemila
5511 Ventures, Management Consulting Firm
ERA Legacy Living
TWG Capital Partners, Real Estate Development & Investments
Jemila Winsey International Systems, Coaching & Speaking
My Parfait – Shareholder
Industry Leadership, Awards and Recognition, and Community Service
- Texas Realtors Board of Directors
- Texas Realtors Regional Vice President
- Houston Association of Realtors – Board of Directors
- NAR – Federal Technology Policy Committee
- NAR – Property Management Representative
- Texas Realtors – Professional Development Committee Member
- Texas Realtors – Business Policy Issues Mobilization
- Texas Realtors PAC (TREPAC) – Board of Trustees
- Texas Realtors Leadership Program (TRLP)
- TREPAC Budget Committee Member
- TREPAC Orientation Committee Member
- Chair – HAR Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership
- Chair – HAR Fort Bend Networking Group
- HAR MLS Committee Member
- HAR Technology Committee Member
- HAR HRIS Committee Member
- HAR TREPAC Committee Member
- HAR YPN Committee Member
- HAR Professional Development Committee Member
- HAR Professional Development Chair
- HAR Management Central
2022 INC 5000 Company – Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
Real Trends America’s Best – Top 1.5% Brokerages in the U.S
Real Trends Top 500 – Franchise Brokerages
Speaker and Contributor– Inman News
Speaker and Contributor– RISMedia
Houston Business Journal – Top 25 Realtors in Houston
Houston Business Journal – Women Who Mean Business Award
Houston Association of Realtors Top 20 Under 40 Rising Stars
Houston Black Real Estate Association – (HBREA) #1 – Top 20 Black Realtors in Houston
African American Chamber of Commerce – Phenomenal Women Award
Fort Bend County – Phenomenal Woman Award
Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) – Pinnacle Award Winners
Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs in Houston
Golden Hammer Award – Rebuilding Together Houston – HAR YPN
Author “The ABCs of BPOs”
Women in Business Magazine – Top 100 Women To Admire
Wonderful company! So professional....we listed our house one week and sold it the next! Pat and Jemila we are so grateful for you!
I sold my house with Jemila at Re/Max Legacy Living and it was full service all the way. She handled everything like repairs and was a great negotiator. All I had to do was show up to closing. Stress free selling!! Highly recommend.
Jemila and Patrick Winsey have been my realtors for the past 15 years. I have bought sold several residential properties. They have also assisted me in finding commercial spaces for my businesses. There is absolutely no other team with whom I would work. Not only are they the consummate professionals, they are extremely knowledgeable about both the residential and commercial markets. You also will not meet a friendlier team. The realtors that work for their brokerage have a great leader from which to model themselves; and it is evident in their work ethic and customer service also. If you want to make the house ,buying and/or selling process less stressful and actually enjoyable, the ERA Legacy Living team is the one for you!
Ms. Winsey is a TOP Agent! My wife and I found a home on line. We emailed Ms. Winsey and the next morning she was calling us to follow up. She was very well prepared and very Knowledgeable about the area. She is so good some how she negotiated with the builders to get everything we wanted. I highly recommend Ms. Winsey to be your buying and or selling agent - she goes the extra mile. My wife and I thank you for all you have done!!!
Jamilla handled the purchase of a condo as a residence for a family member. We were in California and she handled all the details in Texas. The purchase went smoothly. We never had time to visit the property before the purchase, but eighteen months after the purchase closed, we are still 100% pleased.