Agent Snapshot: Marlene de Cespedes, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Coral Gables


Marlene de Cespedes is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Coral Gables.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor for Keller Williams Realty Coral Gables.

Where did you grow up? Skokie (Chicagoland area).

What is your favorite free-time activity? Traveling.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Watch a movie.

Growing up, what did you want to be? Dorothy Hamill.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or dead), who would it be and why? I would love to have been able to meet Steve Jobs, an entrepreneur, innovator, marketer and pioneer in his industry. He was influential in transforming one industry after another even when experiencing various challenges.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home Sweet Home!

What do you love most about the industry? Creating relationships with my clients and fellow colleagues.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Vision, integrity and passion are the three core elements that drive me. My team and I place our clients’ satisfaction at the top of our priorities, and take pride in our outstanding service, providing friendly and strategic advice while always keeping the client’s needs in mind.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? When fellow agents do not answer or return my calls :(.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I am involved with various organizations. Currently I am the secretary for the Women’s Council of Realtors, a member of the Agent Leadership Council for Keller Williams Realty Coral Gables, a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and I am founder and president of The Miami Stiletto Network, a non-profit organization.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Personally, my three children are my greatest accomplishments. Professionally, being the founder and president of The Miami Stiletto Network, a group created by women for women where individuals forge strong intimate bonds and whose energy propels its members forward. Its purposes are to network, empower women and give back to our community.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The One Thing.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Hillstone in Coral Gables.

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

What kind of car do you drive? VW.

Smartphone or Paper? Hands down, my smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Miami? Chicago.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Love what you do and be passionate about real estate.

What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/ Blackberry app? DropBox and SignNow.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @amigoforkids @sweethomemiami @mergyexperience @chrisbosh @uniquememag @samispurpose

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