Kara Machado in her own words:
After a couple-year stint of the most horrible luck, I decided it was time to change career goals.
I’d been a journalist in print media for several years before losing my job in 2008. Since then, I dealt with being sick, losing just about everything, a rape, having friends and family steal from me, moving to another state, being homeless with my family until three days before Christmas, relying on rides from others, having a new son and then almost dying after I had him … the list goes on.
However, being able to stand on somewhat firm ground since all those horrible things happened, I thought, “I’m tired of struggling each month. It’s time to make a change and make a future for family and myself.”
For some reason, I decided I would look further into being a real estate agent.
I found Jaret Ghent, Founder and Broker of Vision, on Facebook and asked him a couple questions about the business. Rather than give me a few short answers, he warmly welcomed me to come into his office to meet with him.
Long story short, Jaret assured me there was hope, even though he was not aware of my past difficulties.
As soon as I was able to, I paid to go to real estate school at Genesis Training Group. That was – aside from meeting with Vision’s Team – one of the best decisions I’d made in a long time. Not only did I have one of the most rewarding educational experiences in my life, I learned how to think positively. I also learned that being a real estate agent is a public service and how great a feeling it is to help make things easier for people who are making the big leap into buying or selling a home.
After being pushed around by shady people in the business while dealing with trying to save my own home, I was pleasantly surprised to find people like those were not a part of the Vision Team. Vision’s goal, it seemed to me, is to work from the inside out: When you support, encourage and help those you work with, they are better able to serve those who come in the doors for help selling or buying homes.
Although I’m a little nervous about having other people’s hopes, fears and dreams in my hands as they go through the process of buying or selling homes, I feel confident that I’ll be in the most supportive environment to do so.
I want to not only secure my financial future by getting into this new career field, but I also want to help eliminate some of the fears and concerns of those who walk into Vision’s doors.
I would recommend Vision Real Estate, whole-heartedly, to both clients and agents looking for a different approach to the business. The people at Vision have been there for me from my first questions, to lending me a calculator for school, to helping alleviate some of the schooling costs, to helping me to take my state exam.
For people to just lend a hand to a stranger like me, shows me they have heart.
I have overcome so much and am thankful I met the caring and helpful people at Vision. Vision made my decision to change career paths an easy one. If they are able to do that, I have no doubt that anyone who walks through Vision’s doors will get the same helping hand.
God bless those at Vision. I look forward to becoming a part of the Vision Real Estate Team.