A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Angie Carr

A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Angie Carr

Angie Carr is an inspiring member of the La Porte community that strives to do the best for those around her. She considers herself a forever student and seeks out new knowledge and works to spread that knowledge to her children and those around her. 

Carr was raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and moved to Indiana on a whim upon graduating from high school. She moved to La Porte in 2016 and has lived there ever since. 

She began her career in grain marketing and as a grain originator working closely with local farmers. Carr explained most grain originators have a college degree, but she thrived within this position for 14 years with no degree and a strong mentorship.

COVID-19 presented her with the opportunity to begin her own business working as a consultant directly for the farmers. When three of her children were in college, she decided it was time for a career pivot. 

One of her daughters obtained her real estate license, and Carr reached out to her neighbor, John Reagan, who is an eight-year record holder in Lake and Porter County for the highest sold homes, for some beginning advice. Regan told Carr his daughter would thrive if she joined his team, and then informed Carr she would be the best real estate agent he could ever ask for on his team, and that is where her new journey began. 

“In June of 2022, I got my Indiana broker's license. Being on his team was the best thing that could ever happen,” Carr said, “I'm a forever student and I find the mentors that are the best that can teach you everything that you want to know.”

Real estate allows Carr to form meaningful connections with her clients and learn their stories. It is important to her that she learns about the clients' needs, wants and stories and works 100% for the client in order to help them make the best decision around such a large purchase.

“Looking back, the reason that real estate is where I should be is that everybody needs a ‘why’ in life, career-wise, especially. You have to know why you're doing it,” Carr said. “Once you know your why, it pushes you a lot farther into doing the right things, succeeding and being able to impact people the way that you want to and that comes back to my why.”

Carr was raised by a single mother and bounced between rental properties. She attended 12 schools prior to graduating high school. This contributes to her why.

“That structure and stability that I didn't have, and being able to see families and help families have that structure and stability for their kids is huge to me,” Carr said.

Carr currently lives with her husband, Jon Carr, and their seven children. The couple strives to create learning opportunities and encourage their children to find the positive in every situation. Jon Carr is the IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters representative, and his family is his strongest supporter.

“Back in 2014, a few of the families of carpenters got together and wanted to start something similar to a charitable give-back nonprofit where we could do things as carpenters' families, so we started U4C, which stands for United for Carpenters,” Angie Carr said.

U4C was created to give back to the community and support men and women in carpentry. Volunteers helped with an extremely successful food drive, putting comfort bags together for children at Child and Family Services, and providing holiday gifts to children through angel trees. 

“The biggest impact of that was how much everybody - the families, the kids - learned from it,” Carr said. 

She explained many people learned important life lessons during those volunteer opportunities that will stay with them their entire lives. U4C will be starting up again shortly to continue supporting the community. 

 Throughout Carr’s life, there have been many pivots and changes, but her mindset allows her to always persevere and continue learning, growing and supporting those around her. 

“Life is a chapter book, and it's full of short stories. Every chapter is going to tell a different story, but luckily we get to write that. In the end, when we leave this world, the masterpiece that we leave with it is ultimately going to be what we pass on,” Carr said. “That's the way I look at things and the reason that I have to help people, because I want to be remembered for any impact that I make.”