Regina received her real-estate license in January 2013 and decided to go into business for herself, helping others to purchase or sell homes. Though she recently passed the exam to become a real estate saleswoman, Regina plans to hire two part-time employees next year.
After learning about Accion Texas Inc. from Business Investment Growth (BIG) in Austin, a central Texas single-source entrepreneurial education center tailored to helping small businesses successfully grow, Regina applied for a loan to market her business. With her loan, Regina will purchase real estate signs, a lock box to store the keys of the homes she’s selling, and provide additional training to be successful in her trade.
The 48-year-old mother of three says if she hadn’t received the Accion loan, the start of her business would have been delayed. She describes what she offers as education that will help her clients successfully purchase or sell their home.
She serves Austin and surrounding counties, including Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock and Pflugerville. About looking for a home Regina says, “it’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.”
LiftFund. (www.liftfund.com) is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at www.liftfund.com.