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Exploring Life & Business with Barbara Yehsakul of MyMedHousing.com

Today we’d like to introduce you to Barbara Yehsakul. 

Barbara, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started this website because my husband was sent to Cleveland for residency and it was hard to find a place to live. Most medical families have to do all housing hunting online and medical professionals have very specific housing needs. I thought to myself, there had to be a better way. By training, I am a speech-language pathologist and I was a stay-at-home mom when I started the site. I had no training in web design or marketing, but I had this idea and a problem to solve. I found a Cleveland company named Go Media that helped me build the site. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No… again, I had no training in web design or marketing so I had to figure out as I went along. Even building the site was a struggle because the web designers would ask me questions and I didn’t even understand the words they were asking me. What did “we need your copy” mean? I had no idea. I also was raising three children why my husband was working crazy long hours at the hospital. But the whole time I just really wanted to help other medical families just like us. I wanted to create a site that would help easy the anxiety of the transition for other families. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about MyMedHousing.com?
My Med Housing was created by a resident’s wife to help other medical professionals and families find the right place to call home. Being dedicated to helping others is hard enough, finding a place to call home shouldn’t be. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning your medical school journey or already established in practice, this is a resource to help you find a home that fits your needs. Within My Med Housing you can search homes that are for sale or rent. You can also post your property so that incoming medical professionals can see how great your place is. Search for properties close to the hospital and in neighborhoods that have worked for other families during their time here. Find homes with big backyards or spaces perfect to share with a roommate. Whatever your need may be, My Med Housing is here to help connect you with those that have what you’re looking for. 

What makes you happy?
I am proud of what I have built and happy that other people can benefit from the site. 

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