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She is known by three different first names.

posted Feb 24, 2017, 3:12 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 3:14 PM ]
You may know REALTOR® member Tyreshias Guarnotta, also known as “Reshia” or “Ty,” as a member of PSAR’s East County District Council. She also is currently involved in planning the launch of PSAR’s City District Council, which will host its own “Rally & Ride” pitch session featuring properties in San Diego’s communities surrounding the College Area to Bankers Hill and everything in between. 
 
But did you know that her father is to thank for her unique name? “I love my name because it's super unique, but I never know how to introduce myself since I technically go by three different names,” said Tyreshias.
 
Tyreshias also is known for changing her hair constantly. “What can I say, I am a woman of many looks,” she said. “I have fun with it.”
 
Tyreshias grew up in La Mesa. She graduated from Helix High School in 2002, the same year as NFL quarterback Alex Smith who today plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. “It was my childhood dream to be a veterinarian because I love animals so much,” Tyreshias said. “But my boyfriend, who later became my husband, said that I wouldn't be able to do vet things, like put down a terminally ill dog. He was right.”
 
In an economics class at Grossmont College, Tyreshias recalled a guest speaker who talked about the value of internships. Then, her professor told her she would make a good realtor and she should look into an internship in real estate.
 
“I still have no idea why he said that,” said Tyreshias. “I was 18 and all I knew about REALTORS® was that they advertised on bus benches. So, I interviewed at real estate offices asking for an opportunity to intern for them. I was told I was too young and that buyers and sellers would not take me seriously. Then, Century 21 All-Service in El Cajon gave me a position at their front desk. It was there where I met Jeff Campbell (past PSAR President, 2013). He saw something in me and hired me as his assistant. Six months later, I got my license and then began selling in January 2004 at age 19.”
 
During the first eight years into her real estate career, Tyreshias worked with a San Diego-based investment company that became famous after appearing on the hit TV show “Flip This House.” She listed all of their newly renovated homes and helped their network of investors and employees with their real estate needs. 
 
“It was a great learning experience dealing with so much volume,” said Tyreshias, now age 32. “I’ve sold close to 300 properties, including 75 in a single year. But, even with a team, the volume got to be too much. That's when God put it on my heart to open my own brokerage.”
 
In December 2015, Tyreshias opened Versant Realty, Inc. “The company name is derived from a Latin word that means well versed,” Tyreshias said. “It also means savvy and knowledgeable. The name represents our agents and describes our company’s expertise in helping people, so it's perfect for us.”
 
Husband Vinnie currently works as a physical education teacher at Hoover High School. They have two children, a daughter age 8, who has designed her own clothes and a son age 6, who has told his parents that he’s ready to join the Marines. 
 
In addition to PSAR, Tyreshias supports a nonprofit organization called Freedom Movement (www.thefreedommovement.us) that encourages women with hope and healing. “Our message is simple,” said Tyreshias. “You are not alone in what you struggle with. God sees it all and loves you. We believe that God has called us to create a space where no matter what a woman has done and no matter what has been done to her, she can let down her walls, feel loved and see how God wants to redeem what has been broken.” Tyreshias is assisting the organization with planning a summertime conference to be held in San Diego.
 
Tyreshias views her involvement with PSAR “as an extension of my business,” she said. “PSAR plays an integral role in my success. When I go to a PSAR event, it feels like home. It’s where my friends are at. If I need something I know that the staff will help me and not put me on the back burner.”