Since you are on this page, I am going to assume it’s for one of these three reasons:
You’re researching whom you should hire to be your personal Real Estate Professional for Life, whether for a Home, Commercial Building, Ag Land, Investment Portfolio, or All of the Above.
You’re just creepin’.
Or you’re thinking, “who the heck is this guy?”
Regardless of your reasoning for being here, I genuinely thank you from the bottom of my heart and am humbled that you are spending time with me. While you're here, I'll tell you a little story about who I am.
My name is Jacob Fraga, and I was born in Tulare, California, in 1995. 568.25 days after the Buffalo Bills (My favorite football team) lost their fourth consecutive Super Bowl. My parents were born in the Azores and migrated here, making me a First Generation American-Portagee.
I have two brothers and a sister, John Paul (12 years older than me), Marisa (9 years older than me), and Jason (8 years older than me). You've probably deduced that I was a surprise based on the gap between Jason and me. It's true. I was a surprise to all but not to God, He knew what He was doing. My mom will tell you that I was the big thing that kept her going after her and my dad got divorced. I was ten years old and the only one still living at home with her.
A culmination of things in my early life made me grow up faster than the other kids my age. One of the most significant factors was the age gap between my siblings and me. One of my favorite memories is Jason teaching me how to drive a tractor on the dairy at eleven years old so that I could do his job for him. Eleven-year-old me thought it was the coolest thing ever, so I started volunteering to do his job for him! Not long after that, I started a lawn mowing business which grew into five accounts (all family members), and I would walk the lawn mower to all of their homes on the weekend. That lawn mowing business was the kindling of my fire for entrepreneurship; it also instilled a relentless work ethic that carried over to high school sports and my short collegiate football career that ended with a torn ACL. The crazy thing is that I am incredibly thankful for that, which sounds weird, I know. But it led me to where I am today and, most importantly, got me closer to my girlfriend, who is now my wife. Miranda helped get me on the path to pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ for the first time since I was a little kid. She was a huge part in leading me back to Jesus.
Two years after that, I got my Real Estate License and finally married Miranda, my high school sweetheart, after being together for six years. Being young, broke, and newly married took my work ethic to new heights because I needed to provide, and I wanted to be the ABSOLUTE BEST in my profession at a local level. I'm still not there yet, but I've been a Real Estate Agent for four years now, and based on the 10,000-hour rule, I am a master of my craft (60 hours per week X 52 weeks = 3,120 X 4 years = 12,480). So I guess you can say I have my Black Belt in Real Estate. Haha!
My story has much more, but I'm probably starting to bore you. As I mentioned before, I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a Husband, a Real Estate Agent, and a Buffalo Bills Fan. But wait, there's more!! I am a Co-Founder of "The Downtown Dream" (check out what we are doing plus our plans and vision to Revitalize Downtown Tulare). I am a Director for the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, and by the time you read this, I will be a newly appointed Dad to my baby girl Aurora. I have committed to pursuing excellence in each thing that I mentioned above. My ultimate goal in Real Estate is to bring peace and joy to YOUR experience through one of the most stressful times in your life, which is selling or buying a home.
Again, thank you so much for your time. I look forward to meeting and having the opportunity to serve you. If you read this whole thing, let's get some coffee. Send me a text, and we can set up a coffee date! 559-334-7990.