“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napolean Hill
“I come from an immigrant family where we had humble beginnings,” Omar Flores, of RE/MAX Fine Living, begins.
After immigrating to the United States from El Salvador, Omar Flores’s parents worked multiple jobs to provide the best life possible. They raised their family of four in a one-bedroom apartment until Omar was 9, when they purchased their first home.
“This inspired me, as a young kid, that dreams are possible,” Omar reflects.
By the time he was 25, however, Omar had sunk into a rough patch. He admits that vision and ambition were lacking in his life.
“I was an alcoholic who was only concerned about the next party to attend,” Omar explains. “I found myself dead broke and stuck. I decided to make a drastic change and really look myself in the mirror to ask myself, ‘Is this the best I can do?’ That’s the year that I quit drinking and decided to pick up some books and learn my way to success.”
This began Omar’s journey of entrepreneurship. He started to attend networking events, launched a wholesale car business, and worked a job at AT&T. He began to understand what it means to fail forward.
In 2016, Omar began his real estate career. “…for the pursuit of happiness and achievements of personal goals,” Omar smiles. “Real estate is also a way for my family to acquire legacy wealth. I had to get into the industry to learn and practice it.”
Over the past four years, Omar has turned his life around. He’s a six-figure earner with a flourishing business. His family is happy, healthy, and thriving.
“I’m shooting for the stars and inspiring others to do the same,” he says.
Omar’s struggles as a child and in his early 20s have left a lasting impact on him. He’s able to empathize with those in similar situations. His big heart and unmatched care are apparent.
“Coming from humbling beginnings, I can really relate to a lot of people and certain struggles they may face. I have a huge heart and really care for people’s best interests. From my own life experiences, I am able to empathize and understand situations, then plan on how to turn things around for the better,” Omar explains.
In 2019, Omar closed $8.7 million in sales. At home, he and his girlfriend, Andrea Brown, have two kids and two dogs. His oldest son, Omar, is 3, and Reuben is 1.
“The biggest reason for my success is, above all, my faith in the Lord and grace over my life, and, of course, all of my amazing clients who support and believe in me,” Omar exclaims. “I love them all. To see where I once was and now see where I am is a reason for me to continue to push on.”
Omar is committed to driving forward and improving as a real estate professional, a friend, a son, a partner, and a father. Looking ahead, he knows that real estate will continue to be the vehicle that leads him to his vision of success. He plans to start a team here in 2020 so that he can impact and serve more individuals, and his eventual goal is to close over 100 homes each year. In the long term, Omar aspires to be the owner/broker of a successful real estate firm, with a team of over 300 agents.
“[I will be] diligently working and learning and continuing to find better ways of providing great value to the clients that we serve,” Omar says. “I love my clients, and they are the biggest reason for my success…Seeing the satisfaction in my clients’ faces is all worth it.”
As Napoleon Hill suggests, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
“So far, it’s been a life-changing career for me that I am proud of. I love what I do. Each day is a new challenge and a new shot at greatness. Having the mindset of a champion is a must. Being able to create opportunities and serve people is the best.”