During these continued unprecedented times many in communities of color are losing their homes and don’t know if or when they will be able to find or buy a home. Genora Smith is restoring a sense of hope as a real estate diva who is taking Atlanta by storm. Her brand of Welcome Home GA is connecting families with their dream homes. We Empower Magazine got to have a chat with super dope entrepreneur Genora Smith.
Please tell us about your brand Welcome Home GA?
Genora Smith: Hello! My brand Welcome Home GA is a real estate company in the Greater Atlanta area. I provide services to home buyers, home sellers, and those who are relocating.
What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Genora Smith: What I enjoy most about my job is being able to meet new people from all walks of life. I also enjoy seeing the smiles on my client’s faces assist in helping them find a place called home. That moment truly is rewarding.
How is the housing market in GA currently from your perspective?
Genora Smith: The housing market in Georgia is booming like never before. Homes are going under contract the same day they’re being listed. Buyers are required to compete in bidding wars which have caused the value of homes to skyrocket. It’s definitely a seller’s market. Which means it’s the best time to sell.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Genora Smith: I was inspired to be an entrepreneur by watching my mother. She was the community Candy lady, she did hair and ran a daycare. All while being a single mother of four. She’s the blueprint for me being the boss that I am today.
What impact do you intend to make throughout your career?
Genora Smith: I plan on using my career to help give back to the very community that helped shaped me into becoming the woman I am today. I also hope my success can help inspire young men and women to go after whatever their hearts desire.
What else would you like our readers to know about the work that you are doing?
Genora Smith: I want readers to know that I’m the girl around the way who had a dream and those dreams became a reality when I changed my environment. It wasn’t easy leaving the only place I called home. I cried because I would miss my nieces and nephews amongst the rest of my family. But in order for me to grow, I had to go. One of my favorite quotes is:
“When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows.”
And that’s what I did when I relocated to Georgia.
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.