Ysha Arteaga

Abira Realty Inc., Miami
What was your first job in the realty industry?
I got my feet wet in a small family firm. It was good practice!

Who inspires you?
For me, it is not who, but what inspires me: opportunity.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
I love being with my family and friends.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
The Santa Maria; it’s timeless

What kind of car do you drive?
Lexus GX 470

BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
Paper is definitely my preference.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Finding a balance between being a wife, mom and real estate agent, and personal time, but I manage it just fine

What was your most difficult sale, and how did you succeed?
None have been too difficult to remember specifically.

What was your worst job, and what did you learn from it?
Property management: It’s a business of complaints, and I learned to have a keen eye and resolve problems quickly.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I go to charity events. Mom always says, “Give unconditionally, and you will receive without limitations.”

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My two kids

Where would you like to be in five years, professionally?
Strictly doing personal real estate investments

What is your personal motto?
Work hard, play harder

In 10 words or less, what advice can you give someone who is new to the industry?
If you’re serious about this business, disregard cynicism. Knowledge is the key!

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