About Filmon Araya

Filmon Araya was born in Eritrea, located in Eastern Africa, in an area also known as the “Horn of Africa”. At the age of 10, he immigrated to the United States and spent the next 8 years in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish in 2004 from Stephen F. Austin State University. Over the past eight years, he has taught at Denton ISD and, currently, Irving ISD where he is a second-grade teacher. As a teacher at the same elementary school which he attended when first arriving from Eritrea, he cares deeply about his students and demonstrates that care through his daily enthusiasm by giving back and making a difference at the school and the community that molded him during his younger years. His involvement at the school manifests itself in several ways outside of his teaching responsibilities via his involvement with several school committees, his monthly social for all new teachers and staff members, and his efforts to promote a healthy and safe environment by facilitating and encouraging the development of strong bonds between the students and his fellow teachers. He is certain that these skills will help him build the same relationships with his clients. Filmon speaks Tigrinya and Spanish. He has been living in Las Colinas for 10 years.

Why Filmon is Different

Filmon will employ his extensive experience in customer service to help his clients throughout the homeowner process. He understands that a purchase of a home is a milestone decision, which is why his principal objective is to listen, educate, and provide clients the necessary tools to make the best decision possible. He strongly believes that it his duty to represent and educate his clients throughout every step of the process. He is honest and will be up front with clients, even if it’s not something they want to hear. As a teacher of young children, patience and organization is a quality that Filmon has fostered and will prove beneficial to his client’s as he works through the ins and outs of the home buying process for and with his clients.

In his free time

Filmon loves to work out (Camp Gladiator and 24 Hour Fitness), play soccer Saturday mornings, and hang out with family/friends. He also enjoys to travel during his summer breaks. His goal to visit all 7 wonders of the world and all the continents. During his travels, he has ran with the bulls in Spain, visited the Coliseum in Italy, and seen the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu in Peru.