We had the good fortune of connecting with Lora Karacic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lora, how does your business help the community?
Although I haven’t been doing it for long, I already see my business having an immense, positive impact on others. For my clients, I love earning their love and trust. I walk into every situation with solutions to my clients’ worries. I explain everything very thoroughly to all of my clients so no stones are ever left unturned. I always want everyone to walk away from the closing table HAPPY; that’s what matters the most to me!
For my colleagues, it’s about teaching them the things that I have already learned to help them grow their own businesses. A lot of friends that I know are just starting out in real estate, and I love being a resource for them when they have questions. I LOVE seeing all of them shifting into the business men/women they aspire to be.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am in the business of helping people buy, sell, and lease residential real estate. My number one goal is to make sure every client knows I have their best interest in mind, even if the reality is a little harsh. I will always lay out the facts and be completely transparent in every situation so the transaction can go as smoothly as possible. I am most excited to continue hustling hard to grow my business each and every day. I want to teach people what I know about real estate. Eventually, I would love to have my own team that knows they can come to me with absolutely anything whether it’s business or personal.
Starting my own business in a state where I did not have a big sphere of influence was definitely not easy to say the least. I was also working full-time as a flight attendant when I started my business, and quickly realized that keeping that career would deter my growth as a real estate agent. It was a harsh reality, but leaving that job has helped me grow my business so much more! It’s not always easy owning your own business, but it is so worth it!
I’ve learned a lot along the way. Owning your own business is LITERALLY your own. You can do what you want with it. You can wake up and work hard everyday to grow, or you can sit back and watch everyone around you grow! The choice is yours. You get what you put in!
I want the world to know that I will ALWAYS be here to answer questions and give advice. I want everyone to know that they can rely on me to help, whether it’s personal or business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love both Dallas and Fort Worth. My favorite brunch spot is Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. They have a very large menu, and they are always SO busy, so make sure to get in line early! Yolk is also amazing for brunch. For lunch I would make sure we go to Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth, or 54th Street in Euless. For dinner I would definitely take my best friend to Mattito’s in Irving or Dallas, or Public School 214 in Dallas! All of these places are so yummy!! For nightlife, I’ve been loving 7th St. in Fort Worth lately, so I would definitely take my best friend there. There are so many fun, lively places to go to have a great time, you just pick where you’d like to go and if you’re not enjoying it there, you can walk to another place! If I was wanting to experience the nightlife in Dallas, I would start off at Happiest Hour; they have great food and drinks there to get your night going! It’s such a great time, you don’t even have to leave.
Some must do’s when you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Aquarium, Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Zoo, Reunion Tower, and Six Flags.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a major shoutout to the most supportive boyfriend and parents. To my parents – My family came to the United States with basically nothing when I was three years old. Growing up, I had to watch my parents work very hard for my sister and I, to give us all of the opportunities out there. Their work ethic taught me MY work ethic, so thank you for teaching me to always work hard, even through all of the challenges life gives me. If I didn’t have their work ethic, I don’t think I’d be as successful as I am today!
To my boyfriend – Thank you for always rooting for me and my business. Thank you for understanding how hectic life has gotten for us and acknowledging how important this first year is for not just my future, but yours and our future children as well. Thank you for always listening to me talk about real estate, which is most of the time.
Thank you guys, I love all of you more than anything in this world!