Agent Snapshot: Darrell Burks, Realtor, Coldwell Banker, Miami Beach


Darrell Burks  is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker working in Miami Beach.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Read a book.

Where did you grow up?  Jeffersontown, Ky.

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

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be? Oprah Winfrey.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? The beach.

What do you love most about the industry? Meeting new people everyday from around the world.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I’m genuine, personal and I strive toward excellence.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Prospecting for new clients.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? The Internet, calling expired listings, door knocking and asking past clients for referrals.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Being a consistent top producer, even during the housing downturn.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Movie: Selma
Book: Ruby

What is your favorite restaurant? Khong River House.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? The Pymouth – 336 21st Street , Miami Beach.

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus CT 200h.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Miami? New York.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Start prospecting at 8am everyday, and do it for at least four hours a day.

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? President Obama, Deepak Chopra and Black Enterprise.

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