We had the good fortune of connecting with Rashar Knight and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rashar, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business was one the best decisions I have made. When I was laid off from my previous job, I knew that I did not want to go back into corporate America and give my “bosses” control of my life. I was a top producing sales representative and I received great feedback on how well I treated my customers. While I was laid off I solely depended on credit cards to pay bills while I studied immensely to get my real estate license. 9 months of no income was stressful and debt was mounting up. Once I passed my exam I knew that I had to do whatever it took to become a successful agent. I did not go through all of the stress and pressures to fail. One of my favorite quotes I live by is “Life is C between B and D” -Jean-Paul Sartre and it merely means life is choices between birth and death. I made the choice to become a business owner for myself, my family, my friends, and my clients. I wanted control back over my life.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe what sets me apart is my high attention to detail. Selling or buying a home is the single largest transaction you will ever make. You need an agent who is knowledgeable, professional and fights for your best interests. I am a referral based agent. So, I am where I am today because of my clients, my friends, and my family who have all referred me. Being a business owner is at times difficult but having a great support system really helps. I’ve learned to be thankful for where you are. What God has for you is for you. Do not compare your success to others. Water your own grass and invest in yourself. I want the world to know that I am hardworking father, soon to be husband and family man from Macon, GA that will fight for you and your needs. I wanted nothing more in my life than to be a real estate agent and represent buyers and sellers. I live for the moments we are at the closing table and your dreams are finally a reality. Together we can and will figure it out.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is going to be fun! Monday – We are going to go Lenox mall to go shopping and freshen up the wardrobe for the week. Have a few drinks at Barcelona and hit the beltline later that day. Tuesday – We have to go to the Aquarium. Atlanta has the largest aquarium and I haven’t been there in years. Afterwards, we can walk across to Suite Lounge and get food and drinks. Wednesday – If the weather is nice, let’s go to Six Flags and ride all the rides and eat turkey legs. I like going on weekdays to avoid all of the lines on the weekends. Thursday – We can hit the High Museum and eat some good food at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. After that, head across the street to Boogalou. Friday – If there any pro sporting events going on, we are catching a game. Going to the Battery and bar hopping. Playing ping pong and beating anyone that plays against me. Saturday – Hiking Stone Mountain. eating a good brunch at Flying Biscuit (gotta have the grits) and coming home to watch some sports before we hit the strip club later that night. You cannot come to Atlanta and not got to the strip club. Diamonds, Allure, Vivide and Aces are my favorites. Sunday – We rest and watch sports. Grab a nice steak from STK and walk the beltline.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people that I have to thank for supporting, encouraging and motivating me. To start, my sister Briania is probably my biggest supporter. She has always supported me in whatever decision I have made and would always ask one question, “Are you sure?”. I attribute a lot of my success in my business to her. Of course, my mom Larita and dad Terrance. Also, everyone who has sent me a referral. I would be nothing with my entire support system. To my mom, thanks for raising me. I know it wasn’t always easy and I know I gave you a hard time but thank you for not giving up on me.