A Greater Purpose
As the owner of Accent Realtors, I would like to share a story about the creation of Accent Realtors.
My quest began when I was a young man, just 17. I was frustrated and left home between my junior and senior years of high school looking for guidance, direction, mentors, and my life’s calling and passion. I met many people, worked different jobs, and traveled to many places. I learned many things but three things stood out to me.
The first thing I learned was that I wanted to be happy. I found that the happiest people I encountered were people making a difference in the lives of others. They were giving back and helping out. They were focused on more than just their basic needs. I wanted to be like that. In my travels I had met a great deal of people in need of a helping hand. Many of them were young people needing guidance and directions. I decided that if I was very productive, invested my money well and saved 50% of everything I ever made in the first half of my life, I could start a charitable foundation. Then I could spend my later years championing the education and guidance of young families and children to allow them to live the best lives possible. I dreamed of donating millions of dollars to these causes. I now had a vision.
The second thing I learned was that I needed to be educated and be an expert in whatever I did. Experts were able to effect the most change. Knowledge and the use of great knowledge will still change the world. So I went to college, paying my own way. I became a lifelong learner and still read 100 books per year. My areas of focus were and still are being a better business owner, better husband, better father, and now I’m educating myself on charitable foundations. I now had a plan.
The third thing I learned was that in order to accomplish these goals, I had to be a business owner. Being a business owner allowed me the leverage to create something bigger than I could on my own. If I and my team of experts served enough people exceptionally well, we would have the funds to create my vision of a charitable foundation. I now had a passion.
I arrived in Tulsa, OK with $200 to my name and started on my life’s work. I had 3 jobs within a week and had enrolled in college. Luckily, I only needed four hours of sleep a night. While still in college, majoring in business, I bought a few properties as a way to start creating wealth for the foundation. I found that the buying process and later the selling process was less than desirable and had many flaws. A light bulb came on and I thought “Aha, there must be a better way”. One year later, Accent Realtors was born and became a vehicle for achieving our dream of the charitable foundation. From there, I created the best, most productive experience possible for our clients with a team of talented, passionate people and a vision of a greater purpose. Our clients hire us because we are experts in real estate. They also know that by doing business with us they are helping reach the vision to better our community and affect the lives of local families, children, and charities. Our clients get the best real estate team in town and get to be heroes for our community and those in need.
Thanks for letting me share.