What was your first job in the realty industry? Purchasing investment properties in the boom years of the last decade.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I read and watch movies.
Where did you grow up? Miami, Fla.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A marine biologist.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be? Ghandi – we all have a lot to learn from him.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Bouganvillias in South Miami. It’s like a Columbus reunion sometimes.
What do you love most about the industry? Meeting different types of business owners and learning about their industries.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I recently obtained my Masters of Science in international real estate from FIU.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Dealing with Miami traffic.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I try to attend as many civic and business-related events as my family life can endure without getting out of balance.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Raising two well-adjusted kids.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Read Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.”
What is your favorite restaurant? Abracci – always good food and a good time.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? Mayfair in the Grove. The architects wrote a beautiful inscription over an obscure entrance which reads, “every petal and every grain of wood sings our song” (or something to that effect, it’s been a while since I’ve read it)
What kind of car do you drive? Full out Dad, Volkswagen Routan (minivan), I swore I never would, but now wish I would have bought it sooner. There is peace in
Smartphone or paper? Paper if I had to choose one, but both work best.
What is your favorite city after Miami? Paris, France (never been to Paris, Texas).
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? No is not now.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Sales Force.
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