Marcos Contreras was born in NY City where he was raised in the beautiful
section of Washington Heights. As a son of immigrants who immigrated to the U.S.
in the 1950's he saw his mother, Dinora Contreras negotiate and do business. As
a young child, it motivated him to go into his own business. He saw his mother
negotiating with people which inspired him to
also become a business man. At the age of 18 he
started his real estate career. Marcos saw
the opportunity to make his dream and other people in his community dreams come
Marcos Contreras got his
Real Estate license in New York State in 1986 where he helped hundreds of
families to stop paying rent by learning different government programs that
allow families with low income and low down payment to achieve the dream of
owning their own homes.
After becoming a top producer
Marcos decided to start his own business. Twenty years later he has over 300
employees working for him. Marcos Contreras has been through two cycles where
the market has increased and decreased. In the 1980's and in 2008 when the
market again rose to its peak, then came crashing down.
Marcos has bought and
sold thousands of homes, runs a 24 hour radio station(540AM.) He is the President and Founder of the non profit "Jesus Soldiers Ministries" established
Marcos future vision is
to continue helping the American people gain financial freedom. Marcos Contreras
lives his life, based on the principle of our Lord Jesus Christ, A Man of
Sincerity, A Man of Integrity, A Man of God...
Nydia Contreras was born in Puerto Rico and raised in a Christian home where her
father was her inspiration. Seeing his success inspired her to set goals and
accomplish them. Nydia’s mom was her spiritual guide and mentor, teaching her
family values and also that without God nothing is possible. Nydia and Marcos
joined in marriage and after 3 years they started their family. Today they are
a solid couple married 26 years.
Once together they
started their business. In order to be more efficient in real estate Nydia has
received certification in financing taking responsibility in the financial part
of the business and bringing the company to a higher level in the real estate
industry. Specializing in first time buyer’s programs approved by FHA and Fannie
Mae. Nydia is efficient in coordinating closings and qualifying families until
the end of the closing process. Nydia and Marcos work in unity to bring their
company to a higher level of efficiency in various products.
Nydia’s vision is to
create a foundation for kids in need and also to inspire other women to believe
that they can make it with God’s help. Her vision for their business is to bring
people to a level of recognizing the need to have a more stable financial status
for their family. Their business and ministry continues to be a blessing to
many people in the Tri State area, 6 states and 5 Boros through the Radio