“Tough love with a hug,” is what fans have come to affectionately expect from home space expert, Egypt Sherrod. She is best known as the host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” and its long-running show, “Property Virgins.” The bubbly Sherrod has also hosted HGTV’s White House Christmas Special, the Rose Parade, and the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaways.
A powerhouse speaker and moderator, Egypt hosted the stage at Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour”, and countless business conferences. As a 20-year award-winning radio personality, Egypt has been syndicated in more than 60 cities throughout the USA, landing critically acclaimed interviews with Prince, James Brown, Leonardo Di Caprio, Martin Scorsese, Oprah & Tyler Perry to name a few. With her diverse background and a hearty sense of wittiness, Egypt has been invited as a recurring ‘Hot Topics’ guest and lifestyle pundit on Dish Nation, Steve Harvey, Showbiz Tonight, Larry Wilmore Show and a variety of others.
Egypt has 3 children, Infant Harper, 7-year-old Kendall, and 17-year-old stepdaughter Simone with her husband of 9 years Mike Jackson. She counts motherhood as her greatest achievement, as she says “Honestly it’s the best job I never knew I wanted. In my circle, I’m the last of the Mohicans. All my friends have kids graduating from college, and I’m still having babies. But I have zero regrets on waiting until later in life. I’m settled, grounded, and can actually laugh at myself now when I make mistakes. No mother is perfect.”
As an award-winning Real Estate Broker & CEO of the Atlanta based Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group, she’s been chosen as one of Network Journal’s 40 Under 40, made recurring appearances as the home buyers/sellers “go-to girl” on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, FOX, CNN, HLN as well as being featured on Fast & Company, Yahoo, Homes.com, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, and a host of other publications and digital platforms. Egypt drives her lovable but no-nonsense approach home, with her NAACP Image Award-nominated “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home,” on Running Press/Perseus Books which became a bestseller in its genre.
Egypt is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelors degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media. She holds the designation of Master Certified Negotiator, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert.
Devoted mom, loving wife, lifestyle humorist, respected entrepreneur and focused community advocate—Egypt is seamlessly using the power of television and the microphone to help others, all the while living her own life to the fullest.
“We possess the power to make our lives anything we want them to be. If at any time we don’t like the circumstances we find ourselves in, all we have to do is change our minds. As a woman thinketh, so she will be.”- Egypt Sherrod