17 Jan Tony Rivas
Tony Rivas began working in real estate shortly after graduating from high school in 2005. He enjoyed meeting new people and building relationships in the community. He had early success, and his business grew, so he bought many investment properties and helped his clients buy and sell as well.
However, in September 2009, he declared bankruptcy and lost everything, as did many other homeowners during the Great Recession. During this difficult time, Tony spoke with his mortgage companies and learned how to apply for and receive loan modifications as well as how to do short sales to avoid foreclosure. He saw that many struggling homeowners needed the same help that he did, so he began helping his community and guiding struggling homeowners to keep their homes from going into foreclosure, just as he had done for himself.
Today, Tony has assisted over 211 homeowners at risk of foreclosure to modify their mortgages and over 141 homeowners in danger of foreclosure to short sale their homes. He has accomplished this by educating homeowners about the sustainability of homeownership and the risks and rewards of real estate. This has resulted in the expansion of his business, which is driven by his desire to prevent 10,000 homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure and become the nation’s leading real estate resource. Tony has been a licensed real estate agent for 17 years and has licenses in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.
Tony Rivas can be reached at Tony@usetonyrivas.com, at 703-955-9222, or through the useTonyRivas.com website.