Howard Marcus

Colwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Aventura

What was your first job in the realty industry?
I was a developer of residential buildings in London, England.

Who inspires you?
Carolyn Miller, my mentor, business partner and friend, who inspires me through her work ethic

What is your favorite free-time activity?
I especially enjoy the quality time with my family.

How did you learn the business?
I learned the business literally from the ground up. My first job, in my teens, was as a construction laborer.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” and “It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Carpaccio, Bal Harbour: It’s always buzzing

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
The Freedom Tower

What kind of car do you drive?
A Mercedes-Benz convertible

BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
Palm 650 that’s compatible with the Top Producer software

What is your favorite city after Miami?
London, England

What is your personal motto?
“Nobody works harder…nobody cares more”

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
A good business education, patience, networking with successful real estate agents and hard work will pay dividends.

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