Entrepreneurs Sarah Carmona and Terry Rasner Yacenda could not be any closer. Along with co-owning Dreams Realty, they are also a mother-daughter team doing some magical things. Along with leading a group of 25 agents, the brokers are committed to paying forward their success through their non-profit called the Dreams Foundation. "We've given away over $325,000. We donate 10% of everything we make to the foundation," explains Terry who added that the funding has been able to help fulfill the dreams of thousands of people. "Not only do we focus on individuals and their unmet needs, but we do partner with others in the area," said Sarah. Some of the non-profits include CARE Chest of the Sierra Nevada, the Humane Society and food banks. The duo also has a heart for veterans, like Richard Contini. Through yet another one of their endeavors called We Buy All Mobile Homes, Terry, Sarah and their partner Emily helped get Richard and his disabled wife into their own place. They search for deals on mobile homes for veterans and low income families to buy. Through the Dreams Foundation, they are able to wave fees and help with a down payment. "They pay us back when they can." Richard says a hand-up from the women was a dream come true. "It's nice that you can actually get some help sometimes."
Terry is also committed to empowering women with a concept she calls transformational thinking. She says it is all about finding hope in situations when you may not feel empowered. She should know. As Terry reveals in her book, 'She is All Business', she lost her son, Brandon to a devastating disease that prevented him from seeing his first birthday. "My son died. I was not supposed to ever have children again." However, she says her faith in God got her through that horrible time in her life and even provided the miracle of a healthy baby girl. She says her trials became her testimony to other women; to offer them hope when obstacles seem too big to overcome. She also hopes to empower women through her classes, coaching and mentoring to turn their passion into prosperity. "I love to do that and tell women and inspire women that they can do the same thing. Someone just has to tell them they can do it."
Terry will read excerpts from 'She is All Business' and sign copies of her book this Saturday at Sundance Bookstore from 12 to 2 p.m. You can also learn more about the Dreams Foundation on their website www.dreamsfoundationinc.com or contact them at Dreams Realty at (775) 473-8899.