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Broker of record
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Fernando Tafur is a Real Estate agent since 1995 and a Real Estate Broker since 2006, serving the community with honesty and professionalism in the Northern NJ area.
Mr. Tafur emigrated from South America to the US at the age of 24 seeking to fulfill the American dream. He worked at various jobs such 0as asbestos handler, construction worker, and painter aiming to save enough money for a down payment on a house. Purchasing a home and spending quality time with his family was his goal. After many years of hard work and dedication; he purchased his first multi-family property in Hudson County.
Finally, one of his big life events happened in America. Unfortunately it was not a dream, but a nightmare. He encountered many issues with this transaction like:
- Property was sold for higher price than real value
- Wife’s signature was never recorded on title
- Taxes were higher that estimated during prequalification
Therefore, all these issues took away the happiness of purchasing a property; turning it into a nightmare. He could not afford the payments and the property went through a short sale process to avoid foreclosure. Mr. Tafur gained a wealth of knowledge during this time due to his research and investigating to resolving the issue. That’s when he had the idea of becoming an honest and committed Mortgage Advisor to his community.
He became one of the best sellers in Hudson County. As a top producing Real Estate Agent with a successful career he worked his way up to become a Broker. Fernando had a great career for many years, that is until 2007, when the market collapsed. Although his usual sales of four transactions per month turned into two transactions a year, he didn’t want to get another job, since his passion was in the Real Estate Industry.
However, he couldn’t afford to keep his dream home like years before. Since, he knew how to process short sales and loan modifications he decided to stay as an agent/broker and help other families. The transactions of his own properties were a success. One more time he found opportunity out-of-the crisis. And that is how Great Realty started!