What was your first job in the realty industry? Doing rentals mainly in the Miami Brickell Downtown area.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Workout at the gym, running and getting a weekly massage, as well sitting on the beach in the evenings to relax and listen to the ocean.
Where did you grow up? Chicago.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I think a doctor.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be? Barach Obama or Oprah Winfrey, because I think they are extraordinary individuals not because of who they are, but because of what they overcame.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? I like Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, because of the outdoor restaurants and people watching.
What do you love most about the industry? I like the fact that you have a distinct obligation of making people happy with their purchase or sell of a home.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I personally and genuinely care to see my clients happy, no matter who they are. It doesn’t matter if they are spending $200K or $2 million – they are all important to me.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The lack of respect given to the industry.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I attend client events and church, as well as any event opportunity where I feel I have the potential to meet other real estate professionals and potential clients.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Getting my broker’s license, and the opportunities that come along with it.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? At the movie theatre it was The Wolf of Wall Street, and most recently at home it was the movie Troy.
What is your favorite restaurant? Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? I have many but one of my favorites is Epic.
Smartphone or paper? LG4.
What is your favorite city after Miami? Honolulu.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? You must have stamina, will power, and most importantly, a business plan.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Real estate people – typically those with some type of informative public platform.
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