The New 97.7 Woman Of The Week - Week Of March 11, 2019
About The Woman Of The Week:Scarlett was born in the Dominican Republic and her family immigrated to New York while she was very little. She moved to Lynn at the age of 8, and graduated Lynn Classical.
After high school she studied Business Administration in Orlando and later went to real estate school at the age of 18. She ended up working in the banking industry after school, and climbed the corporate ladder where she was a mortgage underwriter at a local bank for years, and later moved up to Vice President of People’s United Bank.
Scarlett gave birth to a son and decided to take a leap of faith and went out to get her mortgage license. As a single mom and sole provider for her household she made the tough decision to venture out on her own leaving her position. Her story is the perfect example of “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at!”
Scarlett’s new job was commission based and at first it was a difficult transition, she lived off Ramen Noodles and went without electricity but she didn’t let that stop her and her dream! Although she had some dark days where she was struggling to make ends meet, she continued to work and network extremely hard eventually getting calls that would secure her future. Scarlett is now a homeowner and is the owner of Open Doors Capital Funding in Lynn. She is also part of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals working with local housing authorities to educate first time home buyers. She has been instrumental in working with Section 8 participants helping them to graduate out of the system and achieve homeownership.
Banks and mortgage brokers tend to turn people away if they’re not ready to buy a house, but Scarlett refuses to turn people away even if they’re not ready to purchase. With the high prices of rent these days, it only makes sense to own! Scarlett believes that anyone can be a homeowner and gives back to the community by working free of charge with those interested in home ownership. She gives them a road map to help them achieve their goals, and works with them every step of the way.
Favorite 97.7 Artists:Lauryn Hill, Bruno Mars, John Legend
Scarlett’s Song Pick:John Legend – “All Of Me”
Congratulations to Scarlett Hernandez, our New 97.7 Woman Of The Week!
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