The “Show Me State” has been home to many exceptional Americans in our history—people who believe in making a difference in the lives of others. This month’s mortgage hero, Angela Jett, is also working to make a difference in the lives of others.
Angela, a 2013 Five-Star Realtor, works with Equity Missouri based in St. Louis, and has been in the real estate industry for 13 years. In that time, she has helped hundreds of families achieve the American dream of homeownership, from buying, selling, investment portfolios, leasing, short sales and foreclosures.
One thing that stands out about Angela is that she is very passionate about helping our veterans and their families. In her business model, her mission is to provide the utmost care in service for a family’s real estate needs and personal finances. She works with lenders, financial planners and other professionals who have served in the military and those who have programs to educate veterans on homeownership. Her care and concern also translate in her personal life, where she spends a great deal of her personal time as chair of the Missouri/Southern Illinois USA Cares Chapter. This volunteer position allows her to work with military families in the community who are looking for help and guidance, and also gives Angela the opportunity to reach out and educate others about military families and their needs.
My personal quote is, “I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope. This quote inspires me because the truth is what matters in every aspect of life-the nature of truth becomes grounded in the moments of decisions encountered in one’s life—knowing it, being with it, a part of it, and living it. People will love in truth, fight for truth, and die in knowing the truth.”
“There is so much that faces our families today at all economic levels. In working with so many families, I have found that making the right decisions for the immediate future and for long-term planning are both extremely important to my clients. Investing in real estate is a huge decision. However, there is a larger picture that we want to get across. Planning how best to protect those investments and having a plan for maximum efficiency of the family’s personal finances can ensure a sound peace of mind and a wealthier future for generations to come.”
USA Cares is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization that provides financial and advocacy support to post 9/11 veterans and their families. USA Cares has four core programs: Combat Injured, Housing Assistance, Emergency Assistance and Jobs Assistance. Nationally, USA Cares has responded to more than 45,000 requests for assistance with approximately $10 million in indirect-support grants. Additionally, USA Cares offers a Certified Military Housing Specialist (CMHS) course to all housing professionals which offers 10 CEUs from the Association of Financial Counseling, Planning and Education. For more information, log on to www.usacares.org.
Joann Muncey is director of housing assistance at USA Cares, where she has worked since 2008. She may be reached by e-mail at [email protected]