Chanel Hart D’Aprix is an Oklahoma transplant who ended up graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s been a Realtor for 12 years, including the last two with Domicile Realty in Chatham County.
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ABOUT: Chanel Hart D’Aprix is an Oklahoma transplant who ended up graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s been a Realtor for 12 years, including the last two with Domicile Realty in Chatham County. She and her husband, Ford, have three sons and a rescue dog named Simba.
What’s unique about what you do for a living?
I have the honor of helping people as they are going through transitions in life. Transitions from a smaller home to larger home, larger home to smaller home, out of state to in state, changing jobs so changing location. Life always brings change, and a great Realtor can make all the difference during these transitional times in one’s life.
What was your first paying job, and what did it teach you?
I worked the concession stand at our home town theatre. I was 12 years old. I learned how important it is to honor your commitments, be on time, and always give people a smile (you never know what kind of day someone has had), and lastly, an extra pump of butter on popcorn goes a long way!
What’s the most difficult job you’ve ever had?
Hands down it was working at Ben & Jerry’s on Franklin Street. At that point in time, B&J’s stayed open till 2 a.m. and we had to wear roller blades. Scooping ice cream in roller blades till 2 a.m is more challenging than it sounds!
What part of your job would most surprise people?
How rewarding it feels to help people.
What advice would you give someone considering doing the same line of work as you?
Being a Realtor is more than a full-time job, and doing it part-time is not an option. Be clear as to what expectations you have for yourself and know when to stop working for the day (I am still trying to figure that one out).
Who is your personal hero?
Easy: my dad. He is a two-time Purple Heart recipient and Vietnam vet. He is also a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. Bravest and smartest person I know.
Your standard order at a coffee shop?
Black coffee, a touch of 2% milk and one Truvia.
Favorite weekend getaway:
Blowing Rock or Key West.
When will robots take over the world?
Have you seen the latest work done with A.I.? They already are taking over.
Stay up late or get up early?
Get up early every day!
On a snow day, you’d stay home and binge-watch:
The Office (US Version)
What is one toy you wanted as a child but never received?
Snoopy Snow Cone Machine
What’s your favorite athletic team?
Oklahoma Sooners for football and Carolina Tarheels for basketball.
Your favorite movie of all time:
Dead Poets Society
If you were ever to seek political office, you’d run for:
County Commissioner (you need to give back locally).
One day, when you have time, what would you like to learn how to do?
I’d like to learn sign language.
What’s been your wildest adventure?
Jumping off a mountain in Brazil with a parachute attached.
Your strongest childhood ambition was:
Run a mile in five minutes.
Something not many people know you collect is?
Stamps (since I was in elementary school).
The credo or motto you like to try to live by:
“Everyday in Every Way I Grow Stronger and Stronger” and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
The best advice you ever got was:
“Don’t sweat the small stuff, Chanel. And it’s almost all small stuff.”
What was your dream job when you were a child?
To be an attorney like my dad
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I broke my arm and ankle in a 4-wheeler accident as a child
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning?