Agent Snapshot: Orita Issartel, Realtor Associate, Prudential Florida Realty, Miami Beach


Orita Issartel is a Realtor Associate with Prudential Florida Realty in Miami Beach.

What was your first job in the realty industry? In Key Biscayne, with Fortune International Realty.

Where did you grow up? In Brasilia, Brazil.

What is your favorite free-time activity? Photography, movies, gardening, traveling and spending time with my loved ones.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Gardening.

Growing up, what did you want to be? A photographer.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Tom Ferry, to pick his brains.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home.

What do you love most about the industry? Meeting people and helping them achieve one of their most important dreams.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I speak five different languages, am easy going and love people.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Dealing with other agents.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Events and the Chamber of Commerce.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My kids.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Make Millions Selling Real Estate, Earning Secrets Of Top Agents,” by Jim Remley.

What is your favorite restaurant? Chef’s Sushi on Coral Way.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? The Santa Maria.

What kind of car do you drive? A small, economic Honda Fit.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Miami? Paris.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry? Real estate is a business, not a job. Make sure you have some money and time to invest in the beginning. Be consistent and honest.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? DocuSign.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @Agentright, @eonline, @realtors, @zillow and @USATODAY.

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