We had the good fortune of connecting with Rudy Alcaraz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rudy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to have multiple GREAT and NOT SO GREAT jobs, from bartending to Construction Project Management, where I was able to have a lot of fun, meet a bunch of important and interesting people and was given the trust to run multimillion dollar projects.
I was able to grow from a labor worker to a Project Manager within 8 months of hard work by a very strong work ethic, a lot of sacrifices, change in habits where mind and body came to place and of course a little bit of luck of being at the right place at the right time.
This situation brought a thought to my mind… “Effort, work ethic and willingness to learn can take you ANYWHERE and if I was trusted with a multimillion project and about 100 employees, What can I accomplish if I implement the same work ethic to my own project”?
This is what motivated me to take the path of entrepreneurship!
What should our readers know about your business?
The most challenging thing for me is the jump from employee to Business Owner, since I don’t have to follow a 9-5 schedule or report to a supervisor, check in on time and leave for the day, etc. is definitely something that takes a lot of dedication and discipline to do.
About 15-20 years ago, my Mom was trying to buy a house for us, so we did not have to go through the struggle of moving every year or dealing with crazy neighbors but unfortunately we bumped into a few Real Estate Agents that took advantage of us, we lost money, time and more than anything the motivation to become home owners, we simply thought it was impossible! Luckily, after a few years I was able to start the process again and found that with the right person and the correct information, not only it was possible but to be quite honest it was very simple! This process planted a seed in my mind about this industry and possibly I would be able to help a lot of people that also thought this was not doable, specially immigrants like myself!
I take pride on what I do, and more than just a Real Estate Agent, I put myself on their shoes and explain in detail every part of the transaction so they have clear expectations. As a Real Estate Agent my job is to help my clients make the most out of one of the most important investments of their life, a house. Whether they are looking to sell, buy or invest, my job is to advise and give them all the information necessary so they can take the most educated decision that fits what they are looking for at the moment.
I uphold the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity while providing the best personalized Real Estate service to my clients. In doing so, I provide a positive, fun, and memorable experience for all, creating and cherishing long lasting relationships.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We will definitely catch some Mile High Sports, Nuggets and/or Broncos game and right after grab some Mezcal and Tacos at La Diabla and then go bar hopping on Larimer St. We have lots of options for eating out, to name a few; El Jefe’s brunch on 44th Ave. is a most, Good tapas at Postino, excellent craft pizza at Cart Driver, Quality Italian is definitely a place for dinner with the Wives and maybe end up in a stand up comedy show or some drinks/food at Avanti, Milk Market.
For the weekend, we will head to Boulder for a good hike and walk around on Pearl St, Sadly my favorite restaurant “The Med” is closed due to the pandemic, but there are definitely great spots to check out for brunch after our hike!
Then take a drive to Longmont CO, grab our dose of adrenaline and skydive at Mile High Skydiving and right after that we can keep driving North to Fort Collins to check out the New Belgium brewery!
Aspen is only a 3 hour drive but is beautiful on Summer, Fall or Winter, it is definitely worth the drive with scenic views on the way.
We can also head to Colorado Springs to take the kids to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is entertaining and interactive so they can have fun and burn some energy! We can’t forget to grab a cup of Froyo to end the day!
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?
First and foremost I want to thank my late Grandma, who was a pillar in my life, her support on every single adventure I took meant the world to me, and the way she always did things for others without waiting anything in return just for the simple fact of serving and loving is something that stuck to me and is a big part of my life. My sister Belen Alcaraz, who encouraged and mentored me at the beginning of my career, my Mom and all my family for all their support when I needed it the most!
My beautiful wife Wendy Beltran, for being my best friend, always being there, pushing me when I lack motivation, pulling me up when I fall down and encouraging me when things get hard and more than anything for being an amazing mom to my 3 beautiful children!
Special thanks to the companies that help me at the beginning to help me put my name out there… Cross Country Mortgage, La Jota Mexicana, my mentor Brendan Bartic and every single one of my friends and clients that always support my business by recommending or using my services and letting me help them accomplish their goals!
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