Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Miami, specifically the Westchester and Kendall area.
What is your favorite free-time activity? Fishing and hunting.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Play with my daughters, who are 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A Navy pilot.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I would love to have lunch with Ronald Reagan. I remember watching his speeches as a kid growing up and he always made me feel inspired.
Where is your favorite place to hang out?
Sports Grill Miami.
What do you love most about the industry?
How it keeps me on my toes. The ever changing market makes for some really interesting times.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I love to read and learn. I am always trying to stay up-to-date with current trends and information. Knowledge is king in this business; my clients expect me to be their real estate expert.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Finding the time to do everything I need to and still enjoy my family.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I am always networking, whether I’m at the check out line at the grocery store or Home Depot. Mostly, I try to attend industry related events or events I am invited to by my past clients.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My two beautiful daughters and serving my country.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
The last great book I read was Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Havana Harry’s. It’s my Cuban roots, what can I say?
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
The Freedom Tower, followed by the Biltmore Hotel.
What kind of car do you drive?
Smartphone or paper?
What is your favorite city after Miami?
Asheville, North Carolina.
What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Do your job as if you were the client.
What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/Android app?
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
Donald Trump and Crackberry Kevin.
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