Women Who Move Detroit – 2023 – Special Section
Realtor – @properties Christie’s International Real Estate
President/Founder, V & Co. Interiors
V & Co. Interiors
3100 Woodward Ave., Ste. 102
Detroit, MI 48201
It’s undeniable that Valentina Bello has her finger on the pulse of Downtown Detroit Real Estate, in more ways than one. She is a Licensed Realtor with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate and President/Founder of V & Co. Interiors, Detroit’s prominent Staging and Interior Design Company. Valentina’s marketing and Real Estate experience gives her an unsurpassed understanding of what drives a buyer’s decision making process, allowing her to advise clients on how to transform an ordinary space to one that is alluring and inviting.
Inspired by Detroit’s grit, passion and courage, Valentina started V & Co. Interiors in 2019, attaining her Michigan Real Estate License in the same year. She also successfully secured her US visa; a lofty goal in its own right, becoming even more challenging during the years of the pandemic. V & Co. Interiors employs two licensed designers and offers services for both residential and commercial spaces. This boutiquey biz has been bustling, topping revenues of over $350,000 in 2022. Valentina attributes the success of her new business endeavors to the unwavering support network of friends and professionals she has on both sides of the border. “I feel passionate about what I’ve been able to create,” says Valentina. “In essence, not only a thriving business in the community, but also one which showcases and embellishes the true potential and beauty of Detroit’s living spaces.”
In her Realtor role with the local arm of @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, Valentina not only assists US clients with all of their real estate needs, but also offers an exclusive service to Canadian clients, investors and developers looking to navigate the intricacies of cross border transactions. Equally as notable, Valentina is a single mom of two, holds two Masters Degrees, and is an avid investor in Detroit, through her other company, Bello Real Estate Holdings. She is originally from Torino, Italy, and lives right across the border in Canada.
Her advice to live by: “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a brand new direction”.