UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE THAT COME FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

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Many people that have come to this Wonderful Country have sacrificed many things, let me explain.

When somebody has come to the United States after being born in a foreign land, regardless of country of origin, culture, creed, education and status most likely there has been a reason, a reason that has obligated that person to give up many things in their country of origin. For many, it is to offer our families our children a safe environment free from kidnappings, violence, and the imminent threat of being killed without a reason.

Many of us that come to the United States leave behind family, our professions, careers our businesses, friends and many things that identify us as individuals and as a person.

I am not complaining, and many like myself don’t complain, we adjust, we learn to live within the American system, we go back to school, we create another professional persona in this country, we work hard to be successful, we build new friendships, we are a vibrant part of communities so we can provide a better life for ourselves and children.

Please don’t think we are not thankful to be in this Country of freedom and Opportunity, but it is a huge sacrifice, it is not easy, it is not cheap, it comes with a price that not many understand.

Personally I was very lucky to have been born as an American Citizen, but when I came here I did not understand the system, I was no longer a licensed Architect with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Development; my license and education was not reorganized or valid, my vast experience as an international consultant in the development of territories, design of cities and systems of mass transportation had no relevance; I needed to provide for my family, and it was a challenge to get a job a meaningful job, I was told “you are overqualified” I know many of who come to the US get the same response. Well I created a New Professional persona, I now have a great life, I have a growing Real Estate Business, my Son is now a young successful Chemical Engineer.

This has come with great sacrifice and yes I absolutely miss family, friends, culture, smells, colors and customs from Colombia, but the US has become home, my home and my families home.

I ask, please understand all those that come into the US with good intentions, to provide a better future for themselves and for their families, and work hard to have the honor and privilege to be called American Citizens.

This is not an easy journey, what would you do if you had to leave your country, everything you know, many of your belongings, your friends, family, your job, culture, many of the things that make who you are...

 

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The DeVargas TeamMeet Sandra DeVargas

Sandra’s specializes in Luxury, Investment, and Commercial properties in the Western New Your area.


Acting with uncompromising passion and integrity, Sandra’s high level of engagement in the business and real estate communities keeps her finger on the pulse of what is happening in real time, giving you the advantage.


Sandra’s knowledge in business development on an international basis covers the United States, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Sandra and her team have been able to assist many national and international companies as well as individuals, with all their relocation needs. While serving as Corporate Relations Officer at a real estate company for several years, Sandra developed and built strong relationships with Sandra DeVargascorporations, clients and agents in the Western New York area. Sandra has a two decades of with strategic international marketing for manufacturing and service industries. She has worked as an advisor and consultant for the Government of the Republic of Colombia South America. She is fluent in Spanish and English.  Sandra has a BS in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Planning and Administration of Regional Development. Sandra has achieved the coveted Realtor designation of Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and is a member of the Global Property Specialist (GPS) network through Keller Williams Realty International. Because of Sandra’s experience and bicultural business knowledge, she brings a unique skill set to help individuals and businesses relocate to and from Western New Your

Comments (7)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to the United States Sandra, and thank you for bringing your unique skills and gifts to add to the many that make our country great.

Aug 03, 2016 11:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Btw, there are many people here on Active Rain who came from other countries, all bringing interesting stories and gifts to add to the mix here.

Praful Thakkar Endre Barath, Jr. Andrea Bedard and many more.

Aug 03, 2016 11:57 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sandra what a great post, nice to see you on this platform and welcome to Active Rain. Thanksto Bob Crane  I stopped in. For a second I thought it was an old 4th of July Post. Loved your thought and effort you put in here.Wishing you lots of Success!, Endre

Aug 03, 2016 04:00 PM
Sandra DeVargas
Buffalo, NY
The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty

Endre thank you, just helping the Active Rain community get a better understanding of some of the people we provide services to every day, using my personal experience as an example.

Aug 03, 2016 11:09 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Thanks for the tag Bob Crane!

I completely understand Sandra.. I, too, couldn't get a job because I was "over qualified". That reason also got me to start a career in Real Estate.

Aug 05, 2016 02:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sandra, I have many foreign clients and have all expressed the same sentiments of moving to foreign soil.   Congrats on your success in the US.

Aug 31, 2016 10:41 AM
Sandra DeVargas
Buffalo, NY
The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty

Thank you Joan

 

Aug 31, 2016 10:43 AM

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