GMS Realty Group, LLC
627 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Sergio Lara was born in Guatemala City and came to USA in 1977 with his family.
In 1982 his mother wanted to pursue the American Dream so they came to Chicago where she purchased a home with $8,000 down at 11% interest. Sergio recalls asking the Real Estate agent “what is the best way to pay this mortgage off?” and her response was “just make the payments on time every month and you will be OK.”
When Sergio’s mother decided to sell the property years later, she only received the $8,000 that she gave as a down payment. He was so disappointed that he vowed to become a Real Estate agent who would educate his clients and guide them into making better financial choices.
Finance Education became his premium focus and he quickly learned how to get out of debt and pay off a 30 year mortgage in 10 to 12 years. He obtained his Life and Health Insurance License, learned how to prepare taxes with H&R Block, and helped his clients for several years as a Tax Preparer until he eventually obtained his Real Estate license in 2008.
His passion has been helping his clients to obtain the American Dream and share different ways on how to get out of debt and build wealth thru Real Estate investing.
Offering seminars and teaching the importance of home ownership as investments rather than renting and throwing money out the window; Sergio teaches how to use homes as a powerful financial tool and build wealth with Real Estate.
Sergio teaches that there are four ways a rental property can create wealth:
- The property pays for itself; when the tenant pays the rent they essentially pay the mortgage.
- Properties tend to go up in value.
- Tax Breaks in the form of deductions.
- Using the profits from rents to pay off their own mortgage faster.
When someone calls Sergio saying that a friend or family member referred him, he first sits down with them to find out what their real estate needs are; establishes a plan of action to achieve their goals and explains the purchase process in detail.
Although this can often times be a frightening process; after getting the right information and education; Sergio’s clients feel empowered to make the best decision and achieve their housing goals.
Sergio also specializes in helping investors find properties to either BUY and HOLD or FIX and FLIP.
If you are looking to BUY, SELL or INVEST in Real Estate, give Sergio Lara a call to schedule an appointment.
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